Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

For a request....I haven't tried this recipe. It is from an old Favorite Recipes Press cookbook. Prep time and cooking time are just a guess.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Boil sugar, syrup and water to hard ball stage on candy thermometer.
  2. While this is cooking, beat egg whites until stiff.
  3. Pour syrup in a slow stream over beaten egg whites and beat until mixture begins to thicken.
  4. Add coconut, cherries and nuts.
  5. Cool slightly and form into egg shapes using confectioner's sugar to keep from sticking to the hands.
  6. When cold, dip in melted semi-sweet chocolate.
  7. (I would use a small amount of paraffin melted with the chocolate to help harden it).

Reviews

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This is along the same lines as my grandmothers recipe. I do have a few alterations though. Increase sugar to 3 cups, maintain 1/2 cup Karo, increase water to 1 cup and decrease egg white to one. For the flavoring, I use 1 cup Peanut Butter. It makes a sweet, smooth peanut butter vs. a reese cup texture. It is necessary to knead it until smooth because as it cools it gets crumbly. This is a time consuming recipe but well worth the effort. from start to finish coating with chocolate i would guesstimate 2 hours or a little bit longer. I have been making these since i was in middleschool. Me and Grams Easter treat tradition. Thanks for posting...

Misti_Country_Girl April 04, 2007

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