Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Mimi's Easter Candy Recipes From our Family to Yours

Dear Friends,

My wonderful Grandma or Mimi use to make these great easter candy recipes for myself , and our family every year. They are so wonderful. My children love them.

Hope your family enjoys as much as we do. Much better then the store bought~ smile~

Coconut Easter Eggs

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (Eagle Brand)
6 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup flaked coconut
Chocolate for dipping

Cream butter, vanilla and salt. Blend in the milk until smooth, add sugar and mix well. Add the coconut and blend well. Shape into egg shapes and place on waxed paper covered cookie sheets. Chill overnight. Dip eggs into chocolate coating. Store in refrigerator.

Chocolate Coating

8 ounces baking chocolate (8 (1 inch) squares) Chocolate disks (Wilton) can also be used.
1/3 slab paraffin wax, broken into small pieces

Melt the ingredients in the top of a double boiler, COOL SLIGHTLY, dip the eggs, place them on waxed paper to harden.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

3/4 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
Chocolate for dipping

Cream all ingredients together with a mixer. Roll into egg shapes and place in the refrigerator to firm up. Melt the chocolate and dip the eggs, place them on waxed paper to harden.

Chocolate Cherry Nut Creams

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup chopped nuts (use either pecans or walnuts)
1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
Chocolate for dipping
Paraffin wax (optional)

Melt the chocolate chips and milk over low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar, nuts and cherries, mix well. Chill until cold enough to handle. Shape into 1 inch balls, refrigerate until firm. Melt the chocolate and wax, dip the balls in the chocolate, let set up. Keep refrigerated.


Angel Mama ():)

2 Gracious friends said:

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try the Peanut Butter Easter eggs. They sound soooo yummy! I'll let you know how they turned out.
Love, Vivian

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Vivian,
Thanks for the friendship and stopping by. Hope you love the candy as much as we do.