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  • Serves: 32 Eggs

Chocolate Easter Eggs

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Category: Candy, Chocolate, Canadian

 Ingredients List

  • 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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