Make Old Fashioned Chocolate Easter Eggs

Thanks to Grandma's recipes for old fashioned chocolate Easter Eggs, you can make your very own chocolate eggs that are so good tasting they'll simply melt in your mouth. They make the perfect Easter candy.

The good news is that these homemade Easter Eggs are easy to make. Unlike finicky hollow chocolate eggs, these solid eggs are easily formed by hand for dipping in chocolate, so you don't need a plastic egg mold. Making them is fun for the entire family.

The candy eggs are perfect in small Easter baskets for use as place settings at Easter time, and for the traditional Easter Egg hunt. They also make edible gifts for special occasions at any time of year, and because they're homemade, they'll be much appreciated.

Grandma's Favorite Old Fashioned Chocolate Easter Eggs

Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)

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Chocolate Fudge Easter Eggs

2/3 cup undiluted Evaporated Milk
1-2/3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups diced marshmallows (16 medium sized)
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips (about 9 ounces)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Evaporated Milk

To substitute 1 cup evaporated milk, use 1 cup heavy cream, or gently simmer 2-1/4 cups whole milk in a saucepan until reduced to 1 cup.

Mix Evaporated Milk, sugar, and salt in saucepan over medium heat. Stir until boiling, then cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add other ingredients. Stir 1 to 2 minutes, or until marshmallows melt.

Let stand until cold; then form into egg shapes about 2 inches long by 1 inch wide and place on cookie sheet.

If desired, roll in coconut tinted with food coloring OR decorate with white icing using a piping bag for best results.

Makes about 30 chocolate fudge Easter Eggs. Wrap in colored cellophane for Easter gift giving.

Chocolate Easter Eggs Rolled In Coconut

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2 egg whites (pasteurized)
22 marshmallows, cut fine (or 2 cups miniature marshmallows)
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/3 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 cup shredded coconut

Beat egg whites in a large bowl until they are stiff and stand up in peaks. Add marshmallows, melted chocolate, cream of tartar, and sugar, and mix together well.

Shape chocolate mixture into small egg shapes. Roll in shredded coconut. Chill in refrigerator until firm before serving. Makes about 2 dozen small eggs, depending on the size you made them.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Easter Eggs Hand Dipped In Chocolate

Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)

These old fashioned chocolate Easter Eggs are hand dipped in melted chocolate and fun to make. They make perfect edible Easter gifts.

Always purchase a good quality chocolate for hand dipping candy eggs. Different chocolates can be used for dipping, but what's called dipping, melting, or compound chocolate is considered best because of the low melting temperature of the chocolate, making it easier to use.

You can choose from white chocolate, milk chocolate, or a rich dark chocolate, and dipping chocolate can even be bought in a variety of colors, depending on the brand and availability.

If you want a thick layer of chocolate on your egg, you'll need to dip it two or more times in the warm chocolate. Store your chocolate dipped eggs in a cool place, in an airtight container.

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Eggs

If you like peanut butter, you will love these old fashioned Easter Eggs. They'll remind you of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups®.

2 cups (1 pound) butter
3 cups peanut butter
2-1/2 pounds confectioners' sugar
Dipping Chocolate

Melt butter. Mix in peanut butter and confectioner's sugar. Roll peanut butter mixture into egg shapes and put on wax paper (or parchment paper) to firm for a while.

Melt dipping chocolate in saucepan or small double boiler while eggs are firming, then dip eggs in melted chocolate. Place finished egg on waxed paper to allow chocolate coating to harden to a shiny finish.

Chocolate Dipped Cream Cheese Eggs

This old fashioned chocolate Easter eggs recipe calls for a cream cheese and peanut butter filling, so you know the finished eggs will taste smooth and creamy and delicious.

1/4 pound butter
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
1-1/2 cups peanut butter or coconut
4 cups confectioners' sugar
Dipping chocolate

Soften and mix together butter and cream cheese in large mixing bowl. Add and mix in salt, vanilla, peanut butter (or coconut), and confectioners' sugar. Place in refrigerator to chill. Form into mini eggs or small ball shapes. Dip in melted chocolate coating.

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Easter Eggs

1 stick butter
2 packages (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix
1/2 cup milk
1 pound confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter OR shredded coconut OR chopped nuts
Dipping chocolate

To make these old fashioned chocolate Easter Eggs, melt butter in medium saucepan. Add pudding and milk to the melted butter. Bring to a boil, and boil for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Cool. Roll into egg shapes. Dip in melted dipping chocolate.

White House Easter Eggs

Antique Stereoscopic ImageEaster Eggs on Easter Morning in the White House, 1904
(Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., LC-USZ62-116138)
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How to View Vintage 3D Photos: The double image is an old time stereoscopic photograph. It can be viewed in 3D by leaning close and staring through the images while slightly crossing the eyes until the two images converge to form one 3D picture in the center. Some people find this method easier to do than others, but it is always fun to try.

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