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make your own easter eggs Chocolate Easter Eggs

                                            

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine (softened)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups confectioner's sugar (divided)
  • 2 cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions:

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

This will make about 2 dozen   

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