This is how to make Kinder copycat chocolate surprise eggs right at home! Hollow and ready for candy, sprinkles and marshmallows, they’re a great Easter dessert for baskets.
At Easter time, or year round just for fun, chocolate surprise eggs are always a hit! Filled with candy and marshmallows children will wonder what is inside their quick easy dessert every time. (affiliate links present)
Have you ever wondered how to make hollow chocolate eggs? Well it is actually way easier than you may have initially thought.
With some chocolate chips and this silicone mold you can create all sorts of fun memories. You help with the melting and even the smallest hands can help you in the kitchen. Let them hide treasures for their siblings for even more fun during the holidays.
I mean we have been buying these for years right? Remembering back in time, I got at least one similar to this in my own Easter basket way back when. It wasn’t nearly as fun as this though, mine were just empty inside.
Fast forward ten (or twenty) years and you’ve probably bought yours one of those Kinder Surprise Eggs at the store. You can even buy them in August if you want, they aren’t just an Easter dessert anymore.
Filled with little toys and trinkets, those can be a bit dangerous for little ones. BUT if you make them yourself at home you can add exactly what you want them to have.
- Yogurt melts are great to use for toddlers!!
Chocolate Easter Eggs
I said it was quite simple really, and it is. You just need a bag of chocolate chips to begin with. The type is totally up to you. Milk chocolate is probably the most popular but dark is more my style really.
This will make the egg shape, no you aren’t using those from hens. 😉
Want to have a variety? Then do a double batch, one with white chocolate chips and one with brown.
- Chocolate chips of your choice.
- You’ll need this silicone mold to make the traditional shape you see here. This one has a bit of inlayed designs on it but you can find them plain as well I am sure.
Candies of all kinds to fill the center. Of course they should be small so here are a few suggestions you might choose from:
- Yogurt melts are great for really little kids.
- Sprinkles of all types bring a lot of color when they spill out.
- Mini marshmallows work.
- Jelly beans are always a favorite, smaller varieties work better so you can stuff a few different things in there.
Easter M&Ms are just the right colors for the season.
Milk Chocolate Egg
To start with you’ll need to melt your chocolate. I find the best way to do this is to use a paper bowl (less clean up) and microwave them for 30 seconds. Then stir, again for 30 seconds, and do this until it is smooth.
You don’t want any chunks left, it needs to be really creamy. Then if you use a tablespoon you can scoop some into 1 of the molds. Then use the back of your spoon to smooth it inside so it covers the whole thing. You don’t want it too thick or it will take up room where it should be hollow.
Once they are all done you want it to cool down so put it in a very flat spot in your freezer until set. Now gently pop them out with your hands, did I say gently! The way to get them to stick together is simple, all you need is heat.
Yep, just like our hot chocolate bombs you see down below you just need to heat up the edges a bit and stick them together. That is after you’ve filled the inside with candy and trinkets though.
Put as many as you can inside before placing the second hollow piece on top. Allow to sit and harden around the sides. You can decorate the outside of the egg too with melted candy melts if you wanted to pipe on decorations.
There is a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here is a quick step by step for you:
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Chocolate Surprise Eggs
Melt chocolate chips. Do this in a bowl in 30 second intervals stirring between time until very smooth.
Fill and then use the back of a spoon to coat the inside of the silicone egg molds with chocolate. Place into freezer in a flat area.
Carefully remove them from the molds. Fill inside half with candy.
Warm a plate in the microwave. Put 2nd half with open end on to the plate very gently just so edges melt just a bit.
Then place it on top of the other half filled with candy so it sticks together.
Use finger to smooth edges. Let them sit and harden for at least 10 minutes before moving or wrapping.
Like I said, you can keep them simple or do all sorts of things to the outside if you have a steady hand. Just melt candy melts, put into piping bag, and squeeze on the outside. Let cool and you can make all sorts of decorations.
Here is a look at one of the hot chocolate balls with marshmallows.
Looking for even more EASY ideas? Try our Easter bread using frozen dough!
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Chocolate Surprise Eggs
- Melt chocolate chips. You can do this in a bowl in 30 second intervals stirring between each cook time until they are smooth.
- Use the back of a spoon to coat the inside of the silicone egg molds with chocolate. Use a thin coat so there it is hollow inside for candies. Then place into freezer in a flat area.
- Carefully remove them from the molds. Fill inside half with candy.
- Warm a plate in the microwave. Put 2nd half with open end on to the plate very gently just so edges melt just a bit.
- Then place it on top of the other half filled with candy so it sticks together.
- Use finger to smooth edges. Let them sit and harden for at least 10 minutes before moving or wrapping.