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Chocolate Easter Eggs Recipe

April 12th, 2012 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3/4cupchunky peanut butter
  2. 1/4cupbutter or margarine, softened
  3. 1cupflaked coconut
  4. 1/2cup finely choppedwalnuts
  5. 1 1/2-2cupsconfectioners’ sugar, divided
  6. 2cupssemi-sweet chocolate chips
  7. 2tablespoonsshortening

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream peanut butter and butter until mixed well.
  2. Fold in coconut, nuts and 1 cup confectioner’s sugar; mix well.
  3. Sprinkle some of the remaining sugar on a board.
  4. Turn peanut butter mixture onto board; knead in enough of the remaining confectioners’ sugar until mixture holds its shape when formed.
  5. Shape into small egg-shaped pieces.
  6. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  7. In a double boiler over hot water, melt chocolate chips and shortening, stirring until smooth.
  8. Dip eggs; place on waxed paper to harden.
  9. Chill.

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