My grandmother used to make these every year at Easter. They taste very similar to the 'Mary Sue' butter cream Easter eggs that they used to sell during Easter-time when I was a kid.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Mix cream cheese and vanilla into creamed butter until smooth; stir in confectioners' sugar until incorporated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until mixture is firm, about 2 hours.

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  • Roll sugar mixture into small egg-shapes; arrange on a baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours more.

  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

  • Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Dip eggs into melted chocolate using a fork or wooden skewer until evenly coated.

  • Arrange dipped eggs on the prepared baking sheet; garnish with sprinkles. Allow chocolate to harden, about 30 minutes. Place eggs in paper muffin or candy cups and store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

568.4 calories; 2.7 g protein; 94.1 g carbohydrates; 40.9 mg cholesterol; 113.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2014
Excellent. I rolled mine out on my counter with extra confectioner sugar. I was able to take my donut hole cutter and cut out little circles. I coated in chocolate. Everyone loved them. I even split half the dough and mixed coconut flavoring in one half. I will be making this recipe again and again. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2016
We decided to make butter cream, peanut butter, and coconut cream eggs for Easter. We liked this for our butter cream egg recipe, but were slightly disappointed with the somewhat cream cheese flavor in them, which you don't find with most butter cream eggs. I personally like them, but will probably try a different recipe next time that doesn't call for cream cheese (or not as much of it) for butter cream. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2014
Excellent. I rolled mine out on my counter with extra confectioner sugar. I was able to take my donut hole cutter and cut out little circles. I coated in chocolate. Everyone loved them. I even split half the dough and mixed coconut flavoring in one half. I will be making this recipe again and again. Thank you for sharing. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2014
Excellent. I rolled mine out on my counter with extra confectioner sugar. I was able to take my donut hole cutter and cut out little circles. I coated in chocolate. Everyone loved them. I even split half the dough and mixed coconut flavoring in one half. I will be making this recipe again and again. Thank you for sharing. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2016
We decided to make butter cream, peanut butter, and coconut cream eggs for Easter. We liked this for our butter cream egg recipe, but were slightly disappointed with the somewhat cream cheese flavor in them, which you don't find with most butter cream eggs. I personally like them, but will probably try a different recipe next time that doesn't call for cream cheese (or not as much of it) for butter cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2014
I searched and searched for a recipe to make butter cream Easter eggs. These are delicious and easy to make. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2019
Everyone loved these butter cream eggs. They are really good. Putting into fridge for two hours twice is the only time consuming part of this recipe. And I used my deviled egg plate to size up my eggs with. It was fun. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2016
Really good! The filling is not overly sweet and has good flavor. Will definitely be making these for many occasions. Read More
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