Vegan Surprise Chocolate Eggs

Maybe you've already scrolled to the recipe and are thinking „Huh? Two ingredients? What kind of recipe is that?“ And we have to agree with you: You can't expect a totally awesome recipe here, because all you really need is ... chocolate. That's it! All the more absurd when you consider that we pay over 1 euro for just 20 grams of chocolate in German supermarket for this sweet surprise. Oops! However, this recipe is not about the contents, but about the preparation technique. If you’re from Europe, you might know „Kinder Surprise” but if you’re from the US we have to introduce you to this iconic treat. It’s an egg-shaped chocolate with a surprise inside. his can be a DIY toy to assemble or just a funny toy figure. It was banned from the US by a law from 1938 that forbids to sell sweets with inedible pieces. But maybe you still want to try it out, so we'll tell you exactly how to get the chocolate into egg shape and temper it correctly so that it cracks at the end in the recipe below. But before we get to the correct preparation technique, let's first take a look at all the utensils you need.

So what do you need to prepare vegan surprise eggs yourself?

The ingredients: Vegan milk chocolate can already be found in some supermarkets, but unfortunately you can't really rely on it yet. As we always need vegan white and brown chocolate in the office, we regularly order large quantities of vegan chocolate online. We can highly recommend this to you.

A silicone mold: Of course, we have to shape our chocolate somehow. You can also find vegan silicone egg molds online, and they're great for other recipes, too. Simply type them into your favorite search engine, and you'll find a wide range of products. You can also use the mold to make vegan mustard eggs, spoon eggs or a vegan asparagus salad à la Salade Niçoise. Practical!

Two piping bags: To put your chocolate into your silicone mold as neatly as possible, it is a good idea to fill the chocolate into piping bags. This way, there is no mess, and you can distribute the chocolate very neatly over the cavities. You can also find them online, in kitchen stores or in larger supermarkets. You can close the bags with a kitchen clip, and for easier filling, it makes sense to place the bags in glasses and put them over the edge of the glass.

A surprise: What would an over-easy egg be without a surprise? We collected a few yellow eggs from our circle of friends and reused them for our recipe. What you hide in the eggs is, of course, up to you. A little letter? Sweets? Funny figures? A marriage proposal? Anything is possible!

R890 - Vegan Surprise Chocolate Eggs
R890 - Vegan Surprise Chocolate Eggs
R890 - Vegan Surprise Chocolate Eggs

Vegan Surprise Chocolate Eggs

4 eggs
45 minutes (+ 45 minutes cooling time)

Ingredients

  • 100 g (3.5 oz) vegan milk chocolate
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) vegan white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Melt two thirds of the vegan milk chocolate in a bain-marie. The chocolate should not get warmer than 45 °C. As soon as the chocolate has melted, add the rest of the chocolate while stirring and remove from the heat. As soon as the rest of the chocolate has melted, pour the chocolate into a piping bag. Spread the melted chocolate evenly in the cavities of a silicone mold and swirl carefully so that all sides of the cavities are evenly covered.

  2. Invert the silicone mold over the sink or a bowl so that the excess chocolate can run out. If necessary, clean the edges a little and place the mold in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes until it is firm.

  3. Repeat the process with the white chocolate.

  4. Remove the silicone mold from the fridge and pour the melted white chocolate evenly into the wells and swirl it around so that all sides are evenly covered. Drain the mold again over a sink so that the layer of white chocolate is as thin as possible. Place the chocolate eggs back in the fridge until the white chocolate layer has also set. Then carefully press the eggs out of the mold.

  5. Now assemble the halves of the chocolate eggs. To do this, melt the cut surfaces of the half eggs on the back of a saucepan (the one you used for your bain-marie) and carefully press the two halves together. If your pan has already cooled down completely, you can simply heat it up again briefly on the stove. Make sure that both halves melt for the same amount of time so that they end up the same size and fit together. Put the chocolate eggs back in the fridge and, ideally, eat them within a few days.

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