- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Nutella
- 1 pound white candy coating disks
- 5 to 6 drops blue food coloring
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
- Flaked coconut, toasted, optional
- In a saucepan, bring the cream, butter and corn syrup to a boil. Add chocolate and remove from the heat (do not stir). Let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk in Nutella until combined. Transfer to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 45-60 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Shape 1 heaping teaspoonful of chocolate mixture into an egg. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture. Refrigerate until firm, about 5-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Stir in food coloring. Dip eggs into candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheet and immediately sprinkle with coffee granules. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Serve eggs on a nest of coconut if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.
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Tastes delcious, however very runny and took longer than an hour to freeze.
oh and if you freeze the chocolate it holds up better when you dip it. I didn't even bother with the fridge. I just stuck it in the freezer and it worked great.
If you increase the chocolate to 6oz and increase the hazelnut spread by 1/2 to 1 oz it sets up better. I also added a little bit of peanut butter and a hand full of crushed granola. It gives a good flavor and consistency. Also, with the candy coating you can find the blue candy melts from Wilton. (I get mine at JoAnns) or you can use gel or liquid coloring. If you want to use the bars and it gets clumpy, try microwaving on a lower power and add some shortening. It makes it smoother and it will give run off a little easier.
It's a tasty recipe, but I don't know what you need to do for the smooth candy finish in the picture. If the candy coating is too hot, it melts the filling; but if you let it cool the outer coating is thick and uneven.
We have reviewed this recipe and have some suggestions. Candy coating in the block form can seize when it comes in contact with even a few drops of liquid, including food coloring. To remedy that, we suggest using white candy coating disks sold in candy supply shops and also at stores such as Michael's and JoAnn's. The disks are more forgiving and can withstand adding 5-6 drops of food coloring. If you still prefer to use the blocks of candy coating, we suggest adding the food coloring to the chocolate before melting it.
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