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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    9 dozen

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 sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon 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.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 207 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.
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