Butter Cream Easter Egg Candies


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 (16 ounce) packages confectioners' sugar

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons pastel multi-colored candy sprinkles, or to taste


  1. 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.

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

  3. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 (per serving)

568 Calories
23g Fat
94g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 568
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 94g 34%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 90g
Protein 3g
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 135mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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