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Over the weekend, my jaw dropped when I spotted some incredible brownies baked in egg shells on La Receta de la Felicidad. The talented baker of these beauties, SandeeA, wrote, “If you have eggs, you can make these.” I pumped myself up to make a go of it, but didn’t expect mine to be as picture perfect.ย  Please check out her amazing photos…her brownie eggs are stunning!

One of the Easter traditions we had growing up was to hollow out eggs, dye them and make an egg tree out of a flowering branch from our yard.ย  So I have plenty of experience poking holes in raw eggs…but without making a second opening to blow out the raw egg, it was a tedious task to prepare these shells. I was still unsure of how these would turn out as I seem to over fill cupcake and muffin pans nearly 100% of the time. I decided to make 4 eggs and bake the remaining batter in an 8 x 8 pan.ย  The resulting brownies were rich, chocolaty and delectable.ย  The eggs, although tasty, too, were extremely time consuming…I can’t imagine making a dozen!!!ย  The bottom half seemed much denser than the top…but it didn’t stop them from disappearing. If you want a unique brownie…this is it. Thanks, Sandee, for the inspiration!

Egg Shaped Brownies…recipe borrowed and tweaked slightly from La Receta de la Felicidad

7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 stick butter (1/2 cup), cut into 8 pieces
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 cup flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

12-16 empty egg shells, reserve yolks/whites for another recipe (include the 3 eggs in the recipe)
Vegetable oilย 
Powdered sugar, optional, for dusting

Prepare egg shells by carefully poking a small hole in bottom of each egg using a corkscrew, nail or large needle.ย  Open the hole up so the tip of a piping bag can be inserted.ย  Insert a wooden skewer to break up the yolk, then shake out the contents into a bowl (collect 3 separately to use in the recipe).

When egg shells are all emptied, rinse them well and place them in a large container of salt water (hold them under to fill them with water so they sink).ย  Soak about 30 minutes, then rinse and turn upside down on paper toweling to drain.

Using a funnel, put about 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in each shell.ย  Gently shake to distribute and turn upside down to drain any excess.ย  Set aside to make batter.

Preheat oven to 350ยบ.

Melt chocolate and butter gently in microwave, using 30 second increments, stopping and stirring till melted and smooth.ย  Allow to cool to warm.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. ย Mix in vanilla. Add warm chocolate and mix well.ย  Stir in flour, salt, and cocoa powder till just combined.

Place eggs, hole side up, in mini muffin tin, using aluminum foil nests to keep upright.ย  Put batter into a piping bag fit with a round tip.ย  Fill the eggs about 3/4 full with batter. Gently clean any batter off of shells with a damp cloth.ย  Bake about 15-20 minutes.ย  Remove any overflow when brownies are still warm and wipe with damp cloth.

Cool, remove top of shell or all of shell to serve.

If you only want to make 3-4 eggs like I did, put remaining batter into a non-stick foil lined or well greased 8 x 8 pan.ย  Bake 20-25 minutes.ย  Cool on rack.ย  Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar if desired.

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77 comments on “Egg Shaped Brownies~”

  1. One of a kind Lizzy and I am amazed at your baking skills. Goodness it looks so good and am sure the taste must been heaven. Takes my breath away.

  2. How absolutely adorable and brilliant – great way to raise the elegance of any dinner party.

  3. You are so creative! I am really stunned by your gorgeous brownies right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. whoa?! these are unusual but amazing!

  5. This is certainly some creative baking at hand. Wow.. Lizzy you have some patience and fortitude to get these done so beautifully. Well Done! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. WOW that is so creative!!! I am so very impressed!

  7. I had seen these made like this before and was trying to figure out how you dont end up eating egg shells… This is an amazing art! lovely presentation for sure!

  8. Wow! creative!

    I just love your pup sitting there. They love to be close, don’t they?!

  9. This is really a stunning brownies! yes, the idea of baking in egg shells is amazing!!

  10. Wow, such a cool idea! I can see how these would be super time consuming, but the effect is definitely impressive.

  11. So nice Lizzy Im sure are delicious! I love them! gloria

  12. These are very cool looking, and very creative. I can see why you wanted to try them when you saw them.

  13. How fun!
    And you get 2 gold stars for having the patience to do this ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. No way – what a cute idea! Gonna remember this one.


  15. Now this is originale , they are fabulous.

  16. So you see a challenge and just have to give it a go, eh? I love that about you. I also love the fact that in this case I don’t feel that way. I’m so very willing to live vicariously through your achievement.

    Those really do have an amazing look to them though.

  17. I saw a recipe like this and wanted to try it … it’s so neat! Thanks for sharing yours!

  18. love the extremely creative things like these, Lizzy, and love the doggie too!

  19. My wife showed the Spanish recipe to me on Saturday, and I’m dying to try this! ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks like they came out perfect for you, and it’s just such a smart presentation ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. What a fun project! I would love to make these with my grandchildren…my granddaughter is a baker in the making! Awesome brownies!

  21. Ingenious, very creative. Also no need to clean up the baking container. These would be quite practical to pack for a trip/picnic etc though it would look strange if you peeled the eggs in public to reveal brownies. Things Lambeau does to do to keep the place clean, very well house trained:)

  22. This is so cool! I’ve seen creme brule in egg shells but never brownies. This is such a great way to impress your guests. Thanks!

  23. What a fun idea, this is so creative, Liz! This recipe sounds like a great brownie recipe too!

  24. So cute! Would be really lovely on Easter, but I’m not sure I’d have the patience to blow out the eggs either…

  25. Lizzy this is just wonderfull, I’m totally amazed ๐Ÿ˜€
    I’ll be staying at home with my baby the intire month of December and I will have plenty of time to try these on :D:D

  26. My goodness, Lizzy…that is incredible! Like something from a fairy tale (well, my kind of fairy tale where there’s chocolate brownies instead of, like, porridge).

  27. WOW…Awesome recipe…Make me drool here..

    Do visit my blog too

  28. Incredible! When I saw your first picture I did not believe my eyes even after reading Egg shaped Brownies. Lizzy,You are so creative.

  29. I’ve never heard of anything like this! These are so neat Lizzy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. i cracked up, get it, at another brownie recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰

  31. These make a very pretty presentation and are super creative. Hats off to you Lizzy for having the patience to do this. My kitchen would be a hot steamy mess if I tried this!

  32. Delicious! It’s such a neat idea! Why didn’t I think of that..haha. I like how it takes an ordinary brownie to the next level.

  33. that’s really cool

  34. Those do look like a lot of work, but so beautiful. A novelty brownie for sure! thanks for sharing this recipe!

  35. Wow, I love it, so much fun making this brownies…great idea ๐Ÿ™‚
    Beautiful pictures as well.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Liz and thanks for this lovely post!

  36. Wow!

    That is all I have to say. As you amaze me everyday.

    Polka dot cheesecake and now brownies in eggshells.

    Seriously these are so awesome looking and your photos are just beautiful.

  37. Wow – all I can say is wow! I have never seen these before. They look so interesting. Great instructions. So cool

  38. These are so cool! Ohh, after these are done baking, maybe you could fill them with fudgey or creamy goodness, kind of like a brownie cadbury creme egg!

  39. How fun is this?! I am pinning this so I can try this! Thanks!

  40. I saw that too and am dying to try this out. So incredibly cool. Yours turned out great. I love the pictures.

  41. –These egg-shelled brownies are some of the COOLEST treats I’ve ever encountered in my life.

    I’d love to have those as a center-piece for Easter.

    F A B U L O U S.

  42. These are so much fun.. I made these around Easter time with a lemon cake I believe. I can’t remember. It’s a fun idea. However, I found that some people were afraid to eat them for fear they’d get sick. My whole family tried them and nothing happened to us. Of course the shells were cleaned thoroughly.

    I had not thought about putting brownies in the shells. I like that idea. Anything with brownies has to be good!

  43. Liz!!!! Your creativity here is absolutely outstanding! You did such an amazing job…I imagine this is quite challenging. But they look wonderful and your pictures are gorgeous! The square brownies are pretty, too! : )

  44. This was a daring challenge no doubt, but I am glad you forged ahead, they do look amazing. Great combo of crafty as well as delicious. Have a nice evening.

  45. How interesting! I have never seen anything like it before. I need to keep this recipe in mind for Easter. It is definitely impressive!

  46. I love your adventurous spirit! Awesome job and a fun idea. I will definitely check out SandeeA’s site.

  47. My jaw dropped too! These look so elegant! Brownies in a boring square shape are ok, but this really adds a different spin on it and I really like this idea!

  48. Lizzy-your brownies are incredible, and genius, made in the egg shells.
    (A project I will not tackle…LOL)
    Love the creative photos, as well!

  49. Such a fun idea. I can’t imagine having the patience to do it, but it’s such an unexpected surprise.

  50. That is SO cool! what a show stopper! I imagine if you brought these out to a dinner party you would be the toast of the town!

  51. So creative! I love it!

  52. That is the cutest idea ever! Love it!

  53. Those are really cute and look better than any of the brownies I’ve attempted in the past.

  54. I’ve seen egg shells with plain dark chocolate in some of the poshest chocolateries in Paris around Easter time. But filling them like this is fantastic, Lizzie – and what gorgeous shots you’ve made of them. Stunning!

  55. When I first saw this recipe I was totally intimidated – I should’ve known that not only were you not – but that you would pull it off fabulously. Go Liz!

  56. Hi Lizzy, I saw one of your gorgeous photos on Pinterest for this recipe. WOW! They look spectacular and so delicious. What a great find and thanks for sharing it. Maybe I’ll get the nerve up to give them a try.

  57. Lizzy, this is a fantastic idea, they look so beautiful.
    love it!!!

  58. Lizzy! These are sooo stinkin cute! I LOVE this idea!

  59. Thank you for trying the recipe :)) If you do not mind, I will share a picture of your eggs in my blog, with a link to yours :)) Have a nice day!!!

  60. I know they’re time-consuming – but what a lot of chocolate-love to give to people! Miss having a yellow lab under my feet as I cook. Grinned at Lambeau!

  61. I’m not sure I will ever go through the effort of making these, but they are stunning! Thanks for trying and sharing this.

  62. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!!!

  63. What an incredible idea to put brownie in egg shells! Totally unique and original. I think I’ll break so many egg shells if I make this… so fragile!

  64. Very cool and Fab idea , isn’t blogging just a wonderful way of learning new things ๐Ÿ™‚ . Congratz on your top 9 for the lemon bars .

  65. Gorgeous recipe! I started collecting the egg shells today :-). I actually plan to break the top 1/3 off the shell, because the top crust of the brownie is my favorite part, so I don’t want the cookie to be fully coated in the shell ;-), and maybe it will have room to expand and won’t be dense at the bottom. But even with this simplification it’s still time consuming, cleaning and drying the shells… But the brownies look sooo cute and original, I think it’s worth the effort!

  66. I have never seen anything like this and they certainly are stunning. Kudos to you for making them.

  67. This is the coolest dessert ever!

  68. I can only imagine how much time these must take. However, seems to me they are pretty worth the time. I mean I dont know if I have ever seen a brownie served in such a unique and beautiful way!

  69. I have seen this done from Martha Stewart and I have always wanted to try it. Looks like it takes a little patience, but so worth it.

  70. Oh My Goodness! These are the coolest and prettiest brownies I have seen baked in an egg shell. I don’t have eggs in the house But I’d buy some just to make these! WOW!

  71. What a fun and creative idea…these are adorable! And I think your photos look great ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. Wow, what an amazing idea. I got here from TWD, but found myself browsing around your blog.

  73. Can’t wait to try this out as an April Fool’s joke with the kids in my playdate! cute idea.

  74. Lizzy honey, I tried these recipe of yours. If you have a chance check it out… though I’m not as skillable as you… and mine weren’t nearly as perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

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