Chocolate easter eggs
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Chocolate easter eggs
  Chocolate    Easter    Eggs    Canadian  
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:15:29 AM. Recipe ID 44901. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Chocolate easter eggs
 Categories: Chocolate, Candies, Canadian
      Yield: 32 Eggs
      1 c  Butter; softened
      3 lb Icing sugar
    2/3 c  Condensed milk
      1 tb Vanilla
    1/2 ts Salt
      1 lb Semisweet chocolate,chopped
      2 tb Vegetable shortening

      2 lb Icing sugar
      1 c  Vegetable shortening
    1/2 c  Milk
           Food colouring (optl)
  To increase variety, divide dough into four portions and use extra
  flavors. In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy; gradually beat in
  icing sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. On work surface, knead until
  smooth. Shape into 32 eggs. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. In
  ;bowl over ;hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with shortening;
  remove from heat. Using 2 forks, dip 1 egg into chocolate to coat;
  shake off excess. Repeat with remaining eggs. Place on waxed
  paper-lined baking sheets; refrigerate until chocolate is set. Icing:
  In a large bowl, gradually beat sugar into shortening until fluffy.
  Beat in milk until smooth. Divide into batches; beat in food
  colouring (if using). Decorate eggs. Extra Flavors: (per one-quarter
  of egg mixture) Chocolate: beat in 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  Maple Walnut: add 2 tbsp chopped walnuts and 1/2 tsp maple extract
  Citrus: beat in 1 tbsp grated orange rind.

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Recipe ID 44901 (Apr 03, 2005)

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