"No one hand decorates eggs anymore," says Nur Kilic, owner of Brookline's Serenade Chocolatier. Each of their handmade Easter chocolates is unique, varying from egg-size chocolates for nibbling ($2 to $15), to medium-sized bunnies and eggs ($15 to $65). Their signature pieces are enormous eggs ($150) that measure nearly 2 feet high (good thing they're hollow). Playful themes adorn the large eggs, such as "Hey diddle, diddle," decorated with a cow jumping over a moon beside a cat and fiddle. Serenade also sells handsome chocolate ducks ($7) complete with bowtie and sun hat, as well as gourmet cream eggs ($2.) Everythingcomes in milk, dark, or white, chocolate wrapped with pastel bows and ready for the ride to Grandma's. ANNELIESE DOYLE
Serenade Chocolatier is at 5 Harvard Square, Brookline Village, 617-739-0795, and 2 South Station, Boston, 617-261-9941.