Peppermint Easter Eggs

Holidays & Special Occasions Easter- Ostara Peppermint Easter Eggs

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      Peppermint Easter Eggs

      Kids of all ages will be delighted to find these colourfully decorated,
      creamy candy eggs in the basket left by the Easter Bunny. This recipe is fun
      to serve at casual gatherings as well; simply shape and decorate the candy to
      match the theme.

      Servings: 40 eggs
      Serving Size: not available
      Nutrition: not available
      Prep Time: 50 minutes
      Cook Time: 0
      Total Time: 0

      Ingredients
      1/2 cup butter, softened
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND? Sweetened Condensed Milk (Not
      evaporated milk)
      1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
      2 drops red food colouring
      9-10 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
      1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies (about 20 candies)
      1 (24-ounce) package vanilla-flavoured candy coating or
      confectioners’ coating
      Purchased tubes of decorating icings
      Instructions
      With mixer, beat butter and salt in large bowl. Gradually
      beat in EAGLE BRAND?, peppermint extract and food colouring. Gradually beat in 6
      cups confectioners’ sugar. With spoon stir in as much of the remaining sugar
      as you can. Stir in crushed candies.
      Turn onto surface dusted with additional confectioners’
      sugar. Gradually knead in enough of the remaining confectioners’ sugar to make a
      smooth, easy-to-shape mixture.
      Divide into quarters. Shape each quarter into 10 eggs (each
      about 2 inches long and 1 to 1 ? inches wide). Place eggs on waxed-paper-lined
      baking sheets: cover and chill for 4 hours or until firm.
      In large saucepan, melt candy coating over low heat,
      stirring constantly. To coat each egg, insert fork into bottom of chilled egg
      and dip
      into warm candy coating; let excess coating drip off. Place on
      waxed-paper-lined baking sheets; let stand until firm. Decorate as desired with
      purchased
      icings. Store covered at room temperature or in refrigerator.

      Notes: Variation

      Peanut Butter Eggs: Reduce butter to 1/4 cup; add 1/3 cup creamy peanut
      butter. Omit salt, peppermint extract, red food colouring and peppermint
      candies. Proceed as above

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Holidays & Special Occasions Easter- Ostara Peppermint Easter Eggs