Feb 24, 2009

Homemade Kinder Surprise

Kinder Egg Surprise Kinder surprise egg was definitely my favorite treat when I was growing up, and I sometimes manage to buy them for my kids here in the USA, at my local ethnic food stores! There are other versions too. You can read more about it here, and here is the Canadian website for Kinder egg Surprise.

It’s a chocolate egg with shell made out of two thin layers of chocolate. One with regular milk chocolate, and another with white chocolate. Inside is a little plastic container, containing a toy.

I couldn’t take the picture of the making process (will add those for Easter), but it’s not so complicated. To make them, I bought some plastic eggs which can open, washed them, separated them in half, aligned each half with foil inside, and placed them onto an empty egg cartoon. I am sure there are special molds for this, but didn’t even want to go there, I live far from such stores :)

Then I coated the inside (of course) with chocolate. First with regular, the I put it in the freezer for about 20 minutes, then I carefully added a layer of white chocolate over the first layer. Back in the freezer, then simply got it out of the plastic shell, peeled the foil, and voila, I got chocolate egg halves. Sure, it’s not as smooth as store bought, but good enough for me, until I get hold of some molds.

Then I just placed the corresponding halves over a heated stove top for few seconds so I can seal the halves into a whole egg. Inside I placed my kids’ favorite little toys, The Littlest Pet Shop animals. Whatever fits, and it depends on what plastic egg you get. Back in the freezer for seal to harden.

After that I wrapped them with foil, and decorated with stickers. That is the beauty of making these, you get to use whatever chocolate you, or shall I say, your kids like, and you and them can decorate together, personalize with their names, or names of their friends and family.

I think it’s a great idea for Easter. It’s making a treat, and crafts all in one! Possibilities are endless. You can use just one kind of chocolate, and also you can fill it with whatever you want.
So, all you need is some plastic eggs, chocolate, and proper tempering, and for tempering the chocolate I have followed these directions.

Kinder SurpriseThis is my contribution to Sugar High Friday #52, a monthly food blogging event created by Jennifer, The Domestic Goddess, and hosted this month by lovely Marija @ Palachinka blog. She chose a theme copycat, and what a great idea that is!

20 comments:

Sere said...

amazing!!!!!!!!!! wonderful!!! great idea :)

Elyse said...

How wonderfully creative! I love this idea.

Suzy said...

Love this post!! I am so making these for my husband at Easter. He is Canadian and likes them too. Thanks for sharing your technique.

Medena (-Melitta-) said...

Thank you ladies! :)

Deseree said...

Wonderful! These are beautiful and they seem so easy to make. And I LOVE the photo. Thanks for sharing.

mamajac said...

Fantasticna ideja, a napravila si ih kao profesionalac! Prelepo!

Veggie Wedgie said...

this is so impressive!!

chriesi said...

Fantastic job! I also grew up with those eggs. :)

tigerfish said...

OMG! Just so cute!

SweetSensation said...

ma ovo je genijalno! svaka čast...ja obožavam kinder jaja :)))

emamama said...

dirti brava è molto poco....un'idea
carinissima....complimenti!!!
molto bello il tuo blog!!!!
P.S scusa non parlo la tua lingua

Maggie said...

These are fantastic!! I love the Kinder white and milk chocolate mix and the Kinder Surprise toys are so cute. My son can't have either due to the dairy. Even though tempering chocolate terrifies me, I have to try making at least 2 or 3 for Easter. Were they hard to get out of the plastic eggs?

Medena (-Melitta-) said...

Thank you all, again! :)
Maggie- it wasn't hard because it's lined with foil, and then you just peel off the foil. It is not as smooth as regular chocolate eggs because the foil leaves little marks, but cute still...
Cheers!

Nicisme said...

Very cute indeed!!

gine said...

that's such a cute idea!!! :) I love surprise eggs too :)! yours look supernice!!

Scrumptious said...

Most. Awesome. Copycat. EVER.

I can't believe you actually made your own Kinder Suprise eggs! You say it's easy, but I know I would never be able to get them to looks so perfect! And your photography is stunning. The little eyes peeking over the egg...

Anyways, I just wanted to let you know the announcement for the March theme for Sugar High Fridays has been posted:
http://inmybox.wordpress.com/2009/03/03/announcing-sugar-high-fridays-53-the-test-of-time/

Hope to see you there this month!

Lori said...

A very talented contribution. We do not have these here in the States. Whenever I went up to Canada I would always buy them. Once I bought a ton of them on my way to Alaska via Toronto airport. I shared them with my fellow travelers. We all loved them.

Thank you.

Speedbump Kitchen said...

How fun! Maggie clued me into your chocolate eggs, I already have some homemade Cadbury Eggs in the fridge, but this would be this would be such a hit!

Anonymous said...

Do you have copy writer for so good articles? If so please give me contacts, because this really rocks! :)

Anonymous said...

Marvelous!

 
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