Thanks to Grandma's old fashioned chocolate Easter egg recipes, you can make your own chocolate fudge eggs that are so good tasting they'll simply melt in your mouth.
These candy eggs are perfect for use as place settings, gift giving and traditional Easter egg hunts. And because they're homemade, they'll be thought of as very special treats and will be much appreciated.
Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)
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 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 make them.
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 oz)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
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 x 1 inch wide.
If desired, roll in coconut tinted with food coloring or decorate with icing. Makes about 30 chocolate fudge Easter Eggs. Wrap in colored cellophane for gift giving.
2 cups (1 pound) butter
3 cups peanut butter
2-1/2 pounds confectioner's sugar
Melt butter. Mix in peanut butter and confectioner's sugar. Roll into egg shapes and put on waxed paper to firm for a while. Melt dipping chocolate in saucepan while eggs are firming, then dip eggs in melted chocolate.
Place on waxed paper to allow chocolate coating to harden.
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 confectioner's sugar
Soften and mix together butter and cream cheese. Add and mix in salt, vanilla, peanut butter or coconut, and confectioner's sugar. Place in refrigerator to chill. Form into egg or ball shapes. Dip in melted chocolate coating.
1 stick butter
2 packages (4-serving size) cook & serve vanilla pudding
1/2 cup milk
1 pound confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter OR shredded coconut OR chopped nuts
For this old fashioned chocolate Easter egg recipe, 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.
Step 1. Bake your favorite white or chocolate cake in two round 8-inch cake layer pans.
Step 2. Cut each cake layer in two, about 1 inch off-center. This will create two large and two smaller pieces.
Step 3. Position the four pieces together with chocolate icing between them, the smaller pieces on the outside, standing upright, their cut sides facing down on a cake plate.
Step 4. Use a sharp knife to trim the outside pieces at the top outer edges to round off sides of cake for an egg shape.
Step 5. Trim lower ends of outside pieces, slicing diagonally, to give the cake an oval egg-like shape at the base.
Step 6. Generously cover the shaped cake with remaining chocolate icing, filling in areas to make an egg shape.
Decorate with bands of white and tinted icing and colorful jellybeans. Make a nest of green-tinted coconut around the egg.
To serve, cut across the egg, making four-layer slices of cake as illustrated in the color photo.