Prep 1 hr
Cook 4 mins
My aunt used to make these when I was a kid, then I started making them for my kids, and now my DD makes them, they are very rich, you just want to eat a small slice at a time. Cook time shown is actually chill time.
- 1⁄2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 -7 cups sifted icing sugar
- yellow food coloring
- 1 lb semisweet chocolate
- 1 ounce paraffin wax (optional)
- In a large bowl, mix milk, butter, corn syrup, salt and vanilla.
- Add icing sugar in 3 or 4 batches,stirring well after each addition.
- Mix well, then knead with hands, mixing in more icing sugar if needed, until mixture holds shape and is smooth.
- Take 1/4 of the mixture, and color it yellow for yolks.
- Form it into 10 to 15 small balls, set aside.
- Make 10 to 15 Larger balls with the remaining mixture.
- Flatten large ball in palm, place yellow ball in centre, then shape white mixture around it to form an egg shape.
- Place eggs on tray, cover well with plastic wrap so they do not dry out, and chill for at least 4 hours or until firm.
- Dipping Chocolate: Place chocolate and paraffin in bowl over hot (not boiling) water (approx 86 deg.) Use a fondue fork to dip eggs into chocolate.
- Place eggs on tray lined with waxed or parchment paper.
- Put in a cool place until chocolate is firm.
- Decorate if desired.
I made these a couple years ago but forgot to review. They were seriously so tasty! I am not kidding when I say that I nearly ate the entire batch by myself. They were easy but a bit time consuming and I noticed as I formed my eggs, they kept getting bigger and bigger because they were taking a while. My mouth waters every time I think about these eggs. Thanks for this yummy recipe!
I did it & was so easy to make. It was like a real egg, but was so sweet !!!!!
Turned out great. I doubled the recipe and did not see how much powdered sugar I used. I just kept adding it until I thought it was enough.