Easter Eggs

Author: Canadian Living

Divide the dough into four portions and make a variety of eggs using the extra flavors.

  • Portion size 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 lbs icing sugar
  • 2/3 cups condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable shortening
Icing:
  • 2 lbs icing sugar
  • 1 cup Vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 food colouring (optional)

Method

In large bowl, beat butter until fluffy; gradually beat in icing sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. On work surface, knead until smooth. Shape into 32 eggs. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. In bowl over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with shortening; remove from heat. Using 2 forks, dip 1 egg into chocolate to coat; shake off excess. Repeat with remaining eggs. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; refrigerate until chocolate is set.

Icing: In large bowl, gradually beat sugar into shortening until fluffy. Beat in milk until smooth. Divide into batches; beat in food colouring (if using). Decorate eggs.

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