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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Hi, I'm in the SF Bay Area and you would think I would be able to find small, inexpensive plastic figurines here. No luck so far. I used to get everything I needed in Phoenix, AZ at ABC cake decorating store. Any suggestions? Does anyone know of an online outlet for the figurines?
I really enjoyed making these eggs for my children when they were young. Each egg was different and they always squeeled with delight. To the best of my recollection....I purchased alot of my little bunnies,chickies etc at Michaels or JoAnne Fabric. Party America also had lots of little scenery type things to add on the inside. This year I will be making sugar eggs for my two grandaughters...
Every year I remember the beautiful panoramic eggs my Dad would give my sister and I at Easter. They came from See's candy. (50+ yrs.ago) I never ate mine and tried to save it but the ants finally found it. I really miss them. I think it is probably too late to make them this year and I'm not good at stuff like this but I might give it a try. If I can't...maybe I can find someone who can. Thx for the directions.
I had these when I was younger also. They're not just for Easter. I'm making them for Xmas. I think I'll make them next year for xmas centerpieces. (baby showers, bridal showers etc. You got me going lol . Thanks for the directions, I couldn't remember them - senior moment.
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
Sounds great but what size can of evaporated milk? And just to be sure, it's not sweetened condensed milk, right BUT evap. milk? thanks so much for this recipe & as soon as I get an answer, I am going to make them.
To tell you the truth thrifty never sent me email that they had posted this so I'm sorry I'm just now getting back to you. I just happend to get on here tonight and see it.
12ounces of evap milk
no its not sweetened condensed milk
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.
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.