These Edible Dinosaur Eggs are a fun and yummy treat for kids! A simple Oreo bon bon recipe is the base to these chocolate dinosaur eggs.
Edible Dinosaur Eggs
Dinosaurs live at our house and in every single room. 🙂 Does that sound familiar? Not only is my second son obsessed with dinosaurs, my daughter isn’t far behind him. 🙂 We wanted to come up with a dinosaur treat that reminded us of dinosaur eggs but was completely edible. We decided to make a classic Oreo bon bon recipe as our base and it worked great!
CHOCOLATE DINOSAUR EGGS
As I mentioned, we used a classic Oreo Bon Bon Recipe for our edible chocolate eggs. You only need two ingredients for the base of these treats.
- 1 Package of Oreo Cookies, I use the regular not double stuffed
- 1 8 ounce package Cream Cheese
How do I make the flecks of color on my eggs?
We decided to add a bit of color to our dinosaur eggs and wanted it to look as “pre-historic” as possible. To create this effect we melted 1/4 cup of candy melts with 1/4 tsp oil. Once fully melted we dipped a hard bristle toothbrush into the melted chocolate. Take your finger and run/flick the bristles about an inch away from the eggs. This should create a splatter effect.
How to make Dinosaur Eggs
- Begin by making your Oreo bon bon mixture. In a food processor, process Oreo cookies until fine crumbs. Add softened cream cheese and pulse until combined and the mixture starts to form a ball.
- Scoop about 1 -2 tablespoons of the bon bon mixture into you hands and carefully form it into a dinosaur egg shape. We liked to make ours in an oval shape and then slightly flat on either sides. Place on a piece of parchment paper and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- While the bon bon eggs are chilling, melt white candy melts according to the package directions. You can add a touch of oil to thin it out if needed. Dip your eggs into the chocolate and tap against the bowl to remove excess. Place back on tray and allow to harden in refrigerator until solid about 10-15 minutes.
- Melt the candy melts you are using for the splatter affect in separate bowls, according to package directions. Add a 1/4 tsp oil to thin. Dip a toothbrush in the chocolate. In quick motion rub your finger across the tip of the bristles near the eggs to create a splatter effect. Pop the dinosaur eggs back in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes or until the splatter has hardened and enjoy 🙂