Thursday, December 15, 2011

Easter Chocolates - More Than Just Eggs

Easter and chocolate go hand in hand. When the season rolls around there are candy bunnies and Easter eggs galore. However, most of the goodies you find in the local stores just taste like regular candy in an Easter wrapper. For the best Easter candy, consider shopping at a specialty candy store. If you don't have one close to you, look for one online. The treats you can get make the extra effort worthwhile.

Specialty stores make hand made confections and eggs that were common years ago before plain old mass produced Easter candy took over. Do you remember finding a big chocolate Easter egg in your basket and excitedly cutting it open to find out what flavor was inside? You can give the same thrill to your kids with gourmet eggs filled with cream centers in flavors like mint chocolate chip, buttercream, coconut, vanilla, fudge nut, cookies n' cream, peanut butter, and chocolate marshmallow.

If a big egg is a bit much, you can also find smaller gourmet Easter eggs that are made from both milk and dark chocolate and filled with peanut butter, coconut buttercream, or vanilla buttercream. Easter eggs aren't just for kids. Adults in your life will swoon over milk chocolate Easter eggs filled with amaretto cream, Kahlua cream, or Irish cream.

There is no reason to restrict yourself to eggs. Easter goodies come in other shapes too like bunnies. Chocolate Easter bunnies are available in both the dark and sweet varieties and are solid or hollow. These come in all sizes from tiny rabbits to huge chocolate bunnies. Some of them are sculpted in life-like detail with cute expressions and are much nicer than the typical store bought bunny.

The kids will love Easter lollipops. These are made from dark, milk, or white chocolate and are molded into fun shapes like bunnies and crosses. You can pick and choose the treats for your own Easter basket or order an Easter basket that has already been put together for you. There are gourmet Easter baskets for kids and adults. These contain a variety of candies, gourmet chocolates and even a plush and cuddly bunny.

Adults love sweets too and Easter is a good time to give the gift of gourmet truffles in an adult Easter basket. These are made with the finest gourmet chocolate in both the milk and dark varieties and are filled with exciting flavors like hazelnut, caramel, champagne, amaretto, raspberry, orange, and pomegranate. Gourmet truffles are traditionally packaged in lovely gift boxes and adorned with ribbon so they are ready to slip right in an Easter basket.

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