Print Options

Back to Candy Easter Eggs >

Include these items:

Select reviews >

Taste of Home Logo

Candy Easter Eggs

 Candy Easter Eggs
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
36 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • Colored sprinkles

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.