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Homemade Creme-Filled Eggs Recipe

Here’s a recipe that will save you money during Easter.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sweet unsalted butter (softened)2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 cups white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow food coloring
  • 1 pound semi-sweet chocolate
Directions:
    1. Combine butter, salt and vanilla in a bowl.
    2. Beat content in the bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy
    3. Add the condensed milk and continue to mix together.
    4. Then slowly add the sugar 1 cup at a time.
    5. After mixture has become quite stiff, place on a counter with sugar sprinkled on surface.
    6. Knead the mixture for 5-10 minutes until it becomes smooth.
    7. Roughly take 1/4 of the mixture, add yellow food colouring and then continue to knead. coloring to it and knead it in.
    8. Once the food colouring is evenly distributed, divide into 20 small balls.
    9. Divide the white dough into about 20 larger, egg shape pieces.
    10. Press into the center of each and place one of the yellow balls into the white mixture.
    11. Gently work the white filling around the yellow ball, covering it completely.
    12. Gently shape each piece into an oval and put aside.
    13. Place the chocolate melts in the microwave for 15 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
    14. Finally, take a fork to dunk each egg into the chocolate to coat it completely and then place on wax paper.

*Note:  The eggs should be kept in the fridge until served.

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Peeps (Marshmallow Chicks) Recipe

Here’s a recipe so you can make these yummy treats at home. It’s so easy to do but beware, it can get messy.

What You Will Need:

  • 3 cups sugar
  • Yellow food colouring
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 13 x 9inch baking pan
  • 1 package of unflavored gelatin

What You Will Need to do:

1.    Pour 2 cups of sugar into a plastic bag. Add a few drops of yellow food colouring to the sugar. Massage the contents in the bag together, while adding extra food colouring, if necessary.  Using a plastic bag seems to be the easiest way to mix these ingredients together well.

2.   Combine the gelatin and 5 tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl and stir. After the contents of the bowl are completely mixed.

3.    Line a 13 x 9inch baking pan with plastic wrap, oil and then dust the bottom and sides with some of the sugar mixture you made in step 1.

4.   Next, mix 1 cup of sugar and 4 tablespoons of cold water into a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil.  I can’t stress the slowly part enough as it’s so easy to burn the sugar.

5.    After, remove the pan from the heat and add the gelatin to the contents in the saucepan.  Stir the gelatin into the saucepan slowly to avoid lumps.

6. Once the gelatin is just warm, pour the contents in the saucepan into a bowl and then use an electric mixer to mix.  When the contents have become a whitish colour, add the vanilla, 3-5 drops of the food colouring and continuing mixing until the candy is stiff.

7.    Pour the mixture into the prepared, plastic wrap pan.  Even out the top and then sprinkle the sugar mixture that you made in step 1 over the mixture. Let the pan stand at room temperature until dry.  Don’t be surprised if this takes a couple of hours.

8.    When ready to cut, place contents of the pan onto a cutting board.

9.  Now take either a chick or bunny cookie cutter and cut out your Peeps.

10.    Melt roughly 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips in the microwave and then use a toothpick to make eyes for your Peeps.

 

RICE KRISPIES – Easter Egg Dipper Treats

Here’s a cute, easy idea I found on the Rice Krispies website for a nice Easter treat.

Ingredients
1/4 cup     margarine or butter
1 pkg     250 g (about 40) regular or 5 cups (1.25 ml) miniature marshmallows
6 cups     RICE KRISPIES cereal
1-1/2 cups     semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
5 tsp     shortening
    Multi-coloured sprinkles

Preperation
  1. In large saucepan, melt margarine over low heat.  Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.  Remove from heat.
  2. Add cereal.  Stir until well coated.
  3. Using 50 ml (1/4-cup) measuring cup coated with cooking spray, divide warm cereal mixture into 24 portions. U sing lightly greased hands, shape each portion into egg shapes.  Place on baking sheets lined with wax paper. Cool.
  4. In small saucepan, combine chocolate chip and shortening.  Cook over low heat until melted, stirring constantly.
  5. Dip bottoms of cereal eggs into chocolate.  Decorate with sprinkles.  Place back on wax paper and refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Individually wrap in plastic wrap.
  6. MICROWAVE METHOD: In microwave-safe bowl, heat margarine and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 through 5 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
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