Rating: 4.66 stars
125 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 95
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

If you want to wow your family with extra special Easter eggs, this is the recipe for you! These are peanut butter and coconut cream eggs dipped in chocolate. They are both delicious and beautiful!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
3 hrs
cook:
10 mins
total:
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
60 eggs
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, margarine, cream cheese and vanilla extract. Divide the batter in half and place each half of the batter in a bowl on its own. Stir peanut butter into one of the bowls and coconut into the second.

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  • Using your hands, mold the dough into egg-shapes and arrange the forms on cookie sheets. Place the eggs in the freezer until frozen.

  • Once the eggs have frozen, melt the chocolate and shortening in the top of a double-boiler. Dip the eggs into the chocolate until coated. Place the eggs on wax paper lined cookie sheets and return to the freezer to harden. After the chocolate has hardened the eggs can be kept in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 25.2g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 4.1mg; sodium 58.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (102)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2005
Thank you for this recipe I have been looking for it. We made these when I was young and I wanted to make for my kids. I tinted a portion (about 1/3)of the cream mix yellow for the yolks and created "real eggs" by rolling the yolk in the white mix and shaping eggs. It was a huge hit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2011
I wasn't impressed with these eggs. I think it was the cream cheese. Read More
(4)
125 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 95
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2005
Thank you for this recipe I have been looking for it. We made these when I was young and I wanted to make for my kids. I tinted a portion (about 1/3)of the cream mix yellow for the yolks and created "real eggs" by rolling the yolk in the white mix and shaping eggs. It was a huge hit. Read More
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2004
After taking these to a church luncheon, I was inundated with compliments! I did double the butter this recipe called for which made the filling much smoother. I made vanilla, chocolate and butter pecan fillings. (For my butter pecan, I used Watkins Butter Pecan flavoring and about 1/2 cup of well chopped pecans for a third of the filling mixture.) All of the flavors were a big success! Read More
(80)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
Great recipe!! I made these for Easter and they were a huge hit. I used 16 oz of natural peanut butter (because I love peanut butter) and they were very creamy. Thanks for this recipe, I'll use it often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2009
These are awesome! I followed the recipe exactly and the coconut eggs taste phenomenal! Next time, I am only going to make the coconut. I tempered my choclate, so I would get that crisp, dry chocolate shell that does not need to be refridgerated. I have made the coconut eggs several times and I even bring them to barbeques. Everyone is amazed how wwonderful and professional these taste. I HIGHLY recommend tempering your chocolate and using onlu milk chocolate for that real candy taste. I also recommend that your FREEZE the eggs before dipping them into chocolate. Dipping into chocolate can sometimes me tricky or difficult if you are new to it, you may find it to be messy, but it takes time, patience, and practice to get the hang of it. Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2011
Wonderful ! When I was a kid we had "cooking class" in school and we made Easter Eggs. They were good ...people didn't have money to buy much of anything....They were made with mashed potatoes ! (FYI....1/4 c mashed potatoes, 1/2 Tablesp softened butter, 3/4 c coconut, 1-lb. confectioners sugar, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla.---the icing was baking chocolate with a dap of parafin wax, (that made the icing shiny) They were good , ???? , but nothing compared to these! Just thought that might be an interestin tidbit of info about "the Old Days of Baking". I'm 75 and this recipe is older than dirt! Happy Easter everybody! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2009
Loved this. It was split who preferred coconut and who preferred peanut butter-- but these were a hit (they tasted better than Reese's according to some of my guests). Two things: 1) You need more chocolate than is recommended. I'd buy an extra bag and just melt as much is necessary when you get to the bottom (it also depends on how large you make them). 2) Dipping them in the chocolate is kind of difficult (without making a ridiculous mess). Something really easy is to use chopsticks or skewers as chopsticks. It makes it so you can cover the entire candy without having large holes of missing chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2005
This is a very good candy recipe. The filling(s) is so smooth. They just melt in your mouth. I will not make this WHOLE recipe again. It is A LOT! of candy. I made the pieces about the size of a lg walnut. I cut the recipe in half and had plenty. It is hard to decide which is better the coconut or the p-nut butter filling. I used milk chocolate chips because I am not a fan of SS chocolate. Thank you! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2011
This is the second year in a row I've made these eggs. Last year, I ran out of the chocolate dipping sauce and there was a tremedous amount of chocolate left on the eggs and on the wax paper where I put them. This year, after melting the chocolate I used a shish kabob to pierce the egg, then I dipped only the bottom in the mixture and used a pastry brush to evenly distribute the coating and remove the excess. Once "unskewered" use the pastry brush to fill in the hole. The result were beautiful eggs and you'll have plenty of chocolate. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2005
Instead of egg shapes we simply rolled the dough into balls about 3/4" in diameter. The recipe then makes about 150 balls requiring 50% more of the chocolate/shortening mix for dipping. But we liked the smaller bite-size shape and gave them to friends for Easter. Wonderful!!!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2011
I wasn't impressed with these eggs. I think it was the cream cheese. Read More
(4)