Chocolate Coated Candy Eggs
Another old recipe I can remember my mom making for her grandkids for their Easter baskets! Although she did believe in some candy, she also was one to decorate pieces of fruit with construction paper to make different animals and people, which always delighted my nephews and nieces when then all would join us for the big Easter egg hunt followed by a huge, and I mean HUGE dinner. My mom loved to cook and spared no time or cost when it came to a family get-together, I guess that’s where I get it from!
- 12 oz coconut
- ½ lb butter at room temperature
- 1 jar marshmallow creme
- 2 boxes (1 lb each) 10X powdered sugar
- 1 small jar peanut butter
- 1 pkg 12 oz semisweet chocolate pieces
- ⅓ stick of paraffin
- Combine the coconut, butter, marshmallow creme, powdered sugar and the peanut butter and mix by hard until smooth and well blended.
- Shape mixture into about 3 dozen eggs.
- Chill on a cookie sheet, lined with plastic wrap, overnight.
- Melt chocolate and the paraffin in the top of a double boiler.
- Dip eggs to coat and chill again until firm.
You can also use white chocolate for this recipe and put a few drops of food coloring in for different colored eggs. Your kids, big and small, will enjoy these homemade treats for Easter……….