Chocolate Easter Eggs with 6 flavored centers

Nor M.

By
@Adashofloverecipes

This is an old recipe of mine. I'm not sure where I got it from. I changed the fillings in them. This is one recipe made 4 ways. It can be made even 5 or 6 ways. Each egg has it's own flavor.
Peanut Butter, Coconut Almond, Chocolate chip,mint Orange with Orange zest. You may also make cherry,or any other flavor by adding different flavored extracts to dough,and chopped dried fruit. They are a nice addition to any holiday gathering. Simply roll in to balls instead of eggs. You are sure to please anyone with these at your holiday dessert table. Enjoy!


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Serves:

30-40

Prep:

30 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

8 3/4 c
powdered sugar ( you'll need a little more than 2 pounds.)
1 stick
butter
1 tsp
vanilla
1
8 ounce package of cream cheese

ADD INS TO FILLING CHOOSE

IF YOU ARE MAKING 6 FILLINGS. REDUCE 1 CUP MEASURMENTS FOR ADD INS TO 3/4 CUP. IF MAKING 8 FILLINGS. REDUCE TO 1/2 CUP. THE RECIPE IS FOR 4 FILLINGS. REDUCE ACCORDING)

1 c
peanut butter ( if you are making 6 fillings. reduce peanut butter to 3/4 cup. 1/2 cup for 8 fillings etc.)
1 c
mini chocolate chips,or any flavored chip ( 6 fillings. reduce to 3/4 cup. 8 fillings reduce to 1/2 cup chips)
1 c
flaked coconut with 1/2 cup chopped almonds( 6 fillings reduce coconut to 3/4 cup)
2 tsp
orange extract mixed with 2 tsp orange zest
2-3 tsp
flavored extract (mint,orange,cherry etc your choice)
1 c
chopped maraschino cherries,or chopped dried fruit optional

CHOCOLATE FOR DIPPING

2 c
semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
1 Tbsp
shortening,or 1/4 block of parafan wax

NOTE: THE SMALLER YOU MAKE THE EGGS. THE MORE CHOCOLATE YOU WILL NEED FOR DIPPING. IF YOU MAKE THEM BITE SIZE. YOU WILL NEED AN EXTRA CUP OF CHOCOLATE CHIPS FOR DIPPING.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl. Mix on low speed softened butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth.
2
Beat in powdered sugar a little at a time. When all is combined and smooth. Divide the dough in to 4 or 5 individual bowls. It depends on how many flavors you are making.
3
To each bowl add your additions. Peanut butter to 1, coconut,and almonds to 2nd. Extract to 3rd,and mini flavored chips to 4th. If you have 5. Add your fruit like Maraschino cherries, Chopped nuts,apricots to the 5th bowl. Make 4 bowls,3 bowls by dividing dough equally. Choose your flavors. :)
4
With your hand knead in the additions to each bowl of dough. The peanut butter and the flavored extract bowls of dough will be slightly more sticky than the others. Put the peanut butter and extract dough in the fridge to chill a bit. It will be easier to handle later.
5
parchment paper,or wax paper line a large sheet pan.mold your dough in to egg shapes or balls,and refrigerate until ready to dip them.
6
In a stainless steel bowl over boiling water,or double boiler. Mix the chocolate chips,and the shortening,or wax. Stir until melted and combined well.
7
Dip each egg in the chocolate with a spoon. Let chocolate drip over bowl,and place on to parchment paper. Sprinkle right away with different colored sprinkles or candy toppings and melted chips optional.
8
refrigerate to set chocolate and serve. Keep loosely covered in fridge until ready to serve.