Chocolate covered eggs are an Easter Style delicacy around the world, ranging from the German “illegal in the United States” Kinder Surprise to the famous Cadbury egg – these dipped confections are an edible delight to children as well as adults each holiday season. What better than to prepare a sly ‘surprise’, but instead of a toy like the Kinder variety, you have something more sinister lurking under that delicious shell? Introducing our take on the Chocolate Dipped Egg Prank.
You know those Cadbury Creme Eggs? They are a chocolate covered, creamy filled center candy confection most commonly consumed around Easter? They sort of look like this:
Well, we are going to take one of these chocolate dipped candies and completely defile it with something horrendous.
How To Make the Chocolate Covered Easter Egg Prank
This article is going to dive into how to turn a raw or hard-boiled egg into something that will mimic the Creme or Chocolate eggs you can buy around Easter time. As we’re publishing this article, this season is right around the corner. We guarantee you the Easter Bunny will be labelled a horrible prankster after you successfully pull this off.
What Ingredients You Need
The Chocolate Dipped Egg Prank is actually relatively simple to set up. You need to grab these ingredients and supplies before you begin:
1) Gloves (optional):
Gloves are not really necessary to complete this, but it definitely does help to keep things sanitary and stop you from getting dirty while making this disgusting candy to prank someone with.
Raw or Hard-boiled – your choice. We chose to do the raw egg for greatest effect, but you can opt for a hard-boiled one, so as to reduce the chances of your victim getting Salmonella poisoning. I mean, if you really want to hit them where it hurts, go for raw.
This variety is probably the best, in our opinion. It melts easy, has a wonderful sheen and final coat of the pranked egg.
You’ll use your stove to heat up the two pots, also known as a double boiler which you’ll see below. Above is a ‘hot plate’ which is similar, but more compact.
5) Double Boiler:
A double boiler allows chocolate to heat up slowly to a set point and not burn. There’s a lot of sciency stuff behind it, but the basic component is a pot of boiling water underneath a mixing bowl. The water heats up only to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, which is it’s boiling point. The steam then heats up the mixing bowl which will hold your chocolate used to coat the egg.
The tongs will allow you to coat the egg effortlessly in the double boiler, without hurting yourself.
7) Wax Paper:
For placing the eggs on after coated, prior to sticking them in the fridge to solidify.
8) Festive Foil or Cadbury Creme Eggs:
Foil works wonders if you get a variety in blue, however just using old and carefully removed authentic chocolate covered eggs that you rewrap can work wonders as well.
9) A Serving Plate:
Not needed, but adding presentation allows you to execute this dastardly deed onto your expecting target. Preparation is 80% of the battle.
Making the Easter Egg Prank
The process is relatively simple and straightforward. You’ll want to gather your supplies from earlier on your workstation, and get ready to get dirty.
Take an egg or two out of the fridge and allow to warm up to room temperature for about an hour or so. This will allow it not to build up condensation on the outside of the shell when you immerse it into chocolate later.
Put your pot of water onto the stove, and heat it up over medium-high heat. Place the large mixing bowl on top of the water, in effect creating your double boiler.
Pour the chocolate wafers into the double-boiler, until fully melted.
Place your egg into the melted chocolate with the tongs. Fully coat all sides. You may want to repeat this process 2-3 times, resulting in an evenly coated chocolate egg shell.
Lay onto wax paper, and then place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour, or until hard.
Wrap in your foil of choice, and prepare your prank to get your victim!
How to pull off the Prank!
What are you to do with it when once you’ve made it?? Here are a few ways to have this prank go down.
I. You can have an eating contest:
One especially naughty trick is to only make one nasty egg, and have a “who can eat a chocolate egg the fastest contest”. Let your mark scream in agony as they crunch down on the slimy insides of the egg.
II. You can leave it to be found:
Just leave it on the table with other treats. Easy enough, right?
III. Make it Spicy!
Add in some capsaicin for double the torture. Place it in with the melted chocolate prior to dipping!
IV. Just plain give it to them!
Most people will gladly accept a candy treat, especially around the holiday seasons. Place it on top of undesirable or less-desirable choices for better chance of them choosing it. If asked, play it off nonchalantly like it’s nothing, and you’re offering the last one to them. Don’t forget to film it!
What other thoughts do you have? Please comment below!