Easter Eggs

March 20th, 2017   admin   Uncategorized Tags: , ,

Easter is next month and the perfect dessert for your Kid’s Easter party is chocolate covered Easter eggs. The outside of the Easter egg can be decorated any way you want. Kids can decorate the Easter egg with sour patch kids, chocolate drizzle, Nerds candy or other types of candy. The filling inside of the Easter egg could be chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, coconut flakes or you can add any type of candy. This recipe can be altered to your preference. This recipe is very easy to do and it will be a hit at your party.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 pound confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (optional)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut (optional)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 tablespoon shortening or vegetable oil (optional)

 

Directions

  • Prep

30 m

  • Ready In

2 h 30 m

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, vanilla, and cream cheese. Stir in confectioners’ sugar to make a workable dough. For best results, use your hands for mixing.
  2. Divide the dough into four parts. Leave one of the parts plain. For the second part, mix in peanut butter. Mix coconut into the third part, and cocoa powder in the last part. Roll each type of dough into egg shapes, and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate until hard, at least an hour.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth. If the chocolate seems too thick for coating, stir in a teaspoon of the shortening or oil until it thins to your desired consistency. Dip the chilled candy eggs in chocolate, and return to the waxed paper lined sheet to set. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour to harden.

By: Emily Fermin

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