Try something different this Easter and make some of your own candy Easter eggs. This is a guide about homemade candy Easter eggs.
Here are some lovely instructions for making Panoramic Sugar Eggs sent in by long time reader Harlean. (originally published 3-21-2005)
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Homemade Easter Eggs are the Best!
Mix sugar with butter. Add remaining ingredients, a little at a time. Shape into an egg. Let stand until a thick crust forms. Dip into melted chocolate.
Happy Easter :)
By Jackie from Salisbury, MD
Does anybody know the recipe for making candy easter eggs with mashed potatoes? My mom made both peanut butter and coconut eggs, and I'd love to include them in my kids treats.
Doodles from Jersey
This recipe is from www.recipezaar.com
I'm sure you can make it into any shape you wish
Mashed Potato Candy
Recipe # 65601
# 1/4 cup mashed potatoes (1 sm. potato)
# 2 tablespoons milk
# 1 teaspoon vanilla
# 1 dash salt
1 (1 lb) box powdered sugar
# peanut butter
1.Mix together all ingredients, except peanut butter.
2.Add sugar until it's of dough consistency.
3.Refrigerate to chill dough for an hour or two.
4.Roll out onto powdered sugar dusted bread board or waxed paper.
5.Spread peanut butter over potato dough.
6. Roll it up like a jelly roll loaf.
7.Refrigerate for about an hour, then slice into pinwheels.
Candy Easter Eggs
3/4 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
8 ounces semisweet chocolate
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
In mixing bowl, mix potato, salt and vanilla. Gradually mix in sugar. Cover and refrigerate until cold. Shape 1/2 tablespoon of mixture into an egg shape.
Heat chocolate and oil until chocolate melts. Dip eggs into chocolate oil mixture. Set aside on wax paper in refrigerator to harden.
My grandmother use to make this for us, Her's was very sweet and so-SO-SO good I haven't thought of that candy in years. Thank you for reminding me of this great old recipe.
I was so happy to find this recipe. As Easter approaches, my sister and I were just talking about the eggs our Mom made for us years ago. It was in the early 1960's and the recipe was in a woman's magazine. I remember that no one could believe the eggs were made of mashed potatoes. How fun to discover the recipe once again! Thanks.
I had completely forgotten about this candy! Thank you!
This is a guide about chocolate peanut butter Easter eggs. Making your own candy Easter eggs prolongs the fun of the holiday.
Does anyone make and sell the sugar coated Easter eggs?
I have made them in the past, but have never tried shipping them. I do know that they are not as fragile as they appear. They are not as difficult to make as it would seem. I submitted a step by step instruction sheet with pictures a few years ago. Perhaps you might like to learn to make them, or have a crafty friend who could make them for you. Or both of you work together to make them. You will find a PDF copy that you can download using acrobat reader. You will find it here http://www.thriftyfun.com/downloads/panoramicsugaregg.pdf_______just_copy_and_paste_into_your_browser._or_you_can_type__"panoramic_sugar_egg"_into_thrifty_fun_search_at_the_top_of_the_page_to_find_it.