Surprise Chocolate Eggs

400gms milk cooking chocolate, chopped coarsley

1/2 cup (120g) sour cream, at room temperature

24 Maltesers, approximately

1 & 1/3 cups (200g) white chocolate melts, melted

2/3 cup (100g) dark chocolate melts, melted

  1. Line 2 trays with baking paper.
  2. Place the milk chocolate in a medium bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (do not allow the bowl to touch the water) Stir constantly until chocolate has melted. Remove from heat and stand for 5 minutes, then fold in the sour cream. refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
  3. Roll 3 teaspoonfuls of the chocolate mixture into a ball, insert a malteser into the centre, the roll into an egg shape and place the egg on a prepared tray. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until hard.
  4. allow the melted white chocolate to cool slightly until it is a good coating consistency. Using 2 toothpicks or forks, quickly dip the eggs in and out of the melted white chocolate, drain off excess chocolate. then place on a tray and refrigerate until set.
  5. Pour the melted dark chocolate melts into a small plastic resealable  bag (or disposable Piping bag). Snip the corner off and drizzle chocolate over eggs to decorate.

(not suitable to freeze, chocolate suitable to microwave )


Secrets of success are fast boiling and constant stirring.

1 cup sugar, 2 tbsp water, 1 tbsp malt vinegar, 1/2 a good tbsp golden syrup, 2 oz butter 1/4 tsp salt.

Put all ingredients in a large saucepan, bring slowly to the boil, stirring all the time.

Once it is boiling, boil rapidly  for about 7 -8 minutes, when the mixture  begins to darken  and reaches soft ball stage,  (put a small spoonful into a cold glass of water, it forms small balls).

When this stage is  reached , pour into greased dish, or (silicon moulds ). When it nearly set , mark it into squares  and then when set it should break  into squares  easier.