How to Make Chocolate Surprise Eggs

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Kinder Eggs can’t be brought into the United States, but that’s no reason your family can’t enjoy chocolate surprise eggs. Seriously, you make make them yourself! All you need is a few plastic egg toys and some chocolate candy melts. Note: the plastic egg toys should separate vertically rather than horizontally. We found ours at a dollar store.

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Chocolate Egg Surprise

Everyone loves a surprise... especially one covered in chocolate! DIY tutorial here: http://to.ehow.com/ChocolateEggSuprise

Posted by eHow on Saturday, March 5, 2016

Warning

  • Please note: U.S. regulations do not allow placing a “non-food object” inside food, but those laws apply to commercial products, not candy you make at home.

    It’s important to use common sense – choose only candies and toys large enough not to present choking hazards, and never give a surprise egg to a child under 3 years old.

Things You'll Need

  • 12 oz. bag of chocolate candy melts
  • 12 oz. bag of white candy melts
  • Large plastic toy eggs
  • Small plastic toy eggs
  • Assortment of small candies or toys

Step 1: Prepare the Plastic Eggs

Wash and thoroughly dry the plastic eggs.

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Place a few candies or toys inside the small plastic eggs.

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Step 2: Melt the Chocolate

Pour the chocolate candy melts into a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 15 to 20 seconds, then stir. The candy melts will not look at all melted, but it’s important to stir them before heating again. Repeat two times, stirring each time.

(Image: Debbie Williams)
(Image: Debbie Williams)

Tip

  • The power levels of microwave ovens vary greatly. Test to determine is the best amount of time for your specific situation. It’s better to heat the candy an extra time than to scorch the chocolate by heating it too long at once.

Step 3: Coat the Inside of the Plastic Egg

Spoon melted chocolate into one half of a large plastic egg, and smooth out the layer. Pour out any excess chocolate. Repeat with remaining halves. Refrigerate until the chocolate is completely set. Repeat to add a second coat to each egg half.

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Following the instructions in Step 2, melt the white chocolate. Spoon white chocolate over the two coats of chocolate inside each plastic egg half. Refrigerate until the white chocolate is completely set.

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Step 4: Fill and Seal the Egg Halves

Preheat an oven to 250 degrees F. Set a cookie sheet in the oven to heat up.

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Use a knife to smooth the edges of the chocolate, making sure no chocolate drips extend over the edges of the plastic eggs.

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Pop the chocolate out of the plastic.

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Put the heated cookie sheet onto a heat-proof surface and press two chocolate egg halves onto it.

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Quickly set a small plastic egg into one half. Top with the other half.

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Immediately press the two together.

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Tip

  • The plastic eggs have mating edges, one that fits inside the other. We made several eggs at once so we could put together non-mating edges. We found that using two outside edges or two inside edges worked much better than trying to fit an inside edge into an outside edge.

Press the bottom of the chocolate egg onto the cookie sheet to flatten it so the egg can sit up.

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Step 5: Package the Chocolate Eggs

Wrap each egg in foil. Or, use cellophane tied at the top with a ribbon.

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Step 6: Celebrate

Supervise children as they open their surprise eggs. They may need a bit of help opening the chocolate eggs because the chocolate layers may be a little thicker than on commercial eggs. If necessary, use a sharp knife to perforate the edges in a few places so your child can break the egg apart.

(Image: Debbie Williams)
(Image: Debbie Williams)
(Image: Debbie Williams)

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