Centipede Eggs

Total Time:
1 hr
15 min
30 min
15 min

24 servings

  • 3 pounds white chocolate, melted
  • 4 .3 ounces egg whites
  • 8 .7 ounces sugar
  • 10 ounces butter, at room temperature
  • Splash amaretto liqueur, plus more if needed
  • Chopped toasted almonds, for topping
  • Special equipment: 1-inch deep dome chocolate molds; candy thermometer

  • Fill the molds with the chocolate and knock them carefully on a hard surface to release any air bubbles. Pour out the excess chocolate back into the bowl of melted chocolate. Scrape the flat portion of the mold to clean off the excess chocolate. Cool the shells to harden completely.

  • Whip the egg whites to soft peaks. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, cook the sugar to the soft-ball stage, a candy thermometer will read 240 degrees F. Add the hot sugar to the egg whites. Once cool to the touch, add the butter in small chucks. Whip until combined and the mixture becomes soft and creamy. Add the liqueur, then taste and add more if needed. Fill the chocolate shells with the buttercream, then add almonds until the molds are almost completely filled. Top with more melted chocolate, and scrape the excess again, then cool to set up completely.

  • Release the chocolates from their molds by gently tapping the mold, right-side up, until they all come out. Serve the chocolates at room temperature

Contains Raw Eggs: The Food Network Kitchen suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs due to the slight risk of salmonella or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly refrigerated, clean grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use shell eggs that have been treated to destroy salmonella, by pasteurization or another approved method.

Contestant/Competition Recipe: This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchen have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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