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Candy Easter Eggs Recipe

Candy Easter Eggs Recipe

I got this delightful a old fashioned recipe from my mother-in-law. She produced many variations from this basic recipe, combining different flavored extracts with specific coloring. —Theresa Stewart Melfort, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup cold mashed potatoes (prepared without added milk and butter)
  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • Colored sprinkles

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter. Beat in mashed potatoes. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth. Add coconut and vanilla; mix well. Shape into 1-in. ovals; place on baking sheets. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
  • 2. In a microwave, melt candy coating. Dip ovals in coating; allow excess to drip off. Decorate with sprinkles. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 9 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 207 calories, 8 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.