Coconut Cream Eggs Recipe
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Coconut Cream Eggs Recipe

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"The filling of these homemade chocolate Easter eggs is wonderful creamy and not too sweet," notes Janet Galasso of Lehighton, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 137 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add sugar and coconut. Refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours or until easy to handle. Using hands dusted with confectioners' sugar, mold rounded tablespoonfuls of coconut mixture into egg shapes. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 2 hours or until slightly firm.
  2. Melt chocolate chips and shortening. Remove eggs from the freezer a few at a time; dip into chocolate mixture until completely coated. Return to waxed paper; refrigerate until hardened. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Cream Eggs in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p67

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"Never solidified to something workable, even after 48 hours in the freezer, let alone something you could dip into warm chocolate and not have it fall apart on you."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"triple the coconut and add vanilla extract and this recipe is awesome"

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"Easy to make and really yummy."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"These eggs were delicious.Great to use as a filling in my Easter egg chocolate mould."

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