Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter and A New Family Tradition

Dear Mom,
The Young Lady's Chocolate Eggs were a delicious success, and I think a new tradition is born. She will be making these again. And again. We've even discussed modifying the decorations for other holidays. The recipe is simple and she made them herself with just a little bit of guidance.
Chocolate Bunny Eggs
makes 2 dozen
1/3 cup butter, softened
3.9 oz. package instant chocolate pudding mix
1/3 c boiling water
3 cups powdered sugar
8-oz. package semi-sweet baking chocolate squares, broken up
tubes of frosting, candy sprinkles for decorating
Combine butter and pudding mix and mix well. Add boiling water and stir until well blended.
Stir in powdered sugar one cup at a time. Mix well until you can form a ball. Chill for about 15 minutes.
Using your hands, shape tablespoonfuls of chocolate mixture into small egg shapes about 1-1/2 inches long. Set eggs on a tray or baking sheet covered with wax paper. Chill for 30 minutes.
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate squares on high setting for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, until partly melted. Stir until smooth.
Dip eggs into melted chocolate with a fork or toothpick. Return to wax paper a chill. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles. Keep refrigerated.
Happy Easter!