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Kids Turn Easter

Make Eggs! Make some
Easter
Eggs
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In ancient Egypt and Persia people exchanged decorated eggs at the spring equinox the beginning of the new year. The eggs were seen as a symbol of fertility for them because the coming forth of a live creature from an egg was so surprising to people of ancient times.

Christians adopted this tradition, and the Easter egg became a religious symbol. It represented the tomb from which Jesus broke forth. In medieval times eggs were traditionally given at Easter to all servants, and to the children, along with other gifts. It seems that the custom of hiding the eggs is a universal one.

Whether you make edible eggs or fun colored non-edible ones - it is important to follow these egg Safety guidelines.

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EDIBLE EGGS
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Worlds Best Chocolate Cream Filled Eggs

Each Easter I make these terrific tasting and great looking eggs - try out the different variations - they are all a hit! Mom or Dads help might be needed. Ingredients
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 can condensed milk (Eagle Brand)
  • 10 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp. yellow food coloring
  • 1 lb. semisweet chocolate
Method
Beat butter, salt and vanilla until fluffy. Add milk, beat in sugar. Blend until stiff. Dust with brown sugar. Knead til smooth.

Set aside more then 2/3 of mixture.* To the remaining mixture add yellow food coloring. Blend in well. Divide yellow and white into 16 or 24 pieces. Shape yellow into ball, mould white around yellow to form an egg shape. Dry at room temperature on paper towels for 24 hours.

Melt chocolate in double boiler or in microwave until smooth. Dip eggs in chocolate. (paraffin wax may be added and melted with chocolate to prevent chocolate from melting in your hands). Once dipped cool at room temperature. Refrigerate after cool.

When sliced these eggs will have a white cream filling with a yellow filling that appears to be the yolk. They look nice sitting in an Easter basket!!

Variations
*Use the 2/3 of cream mixture above to make variations

Orange Add one teaspoon orange flavoring and a few drops of red and yellow food coloring to cream mixture. Kneed well to get smooth color and flavor.

Cherry Add one teaspoon cherry flavoring and a few drops of red food coloring to cream mixture. Kneed well to get smooth color and flavor. Finely chopped bits of maraschino cherries can be added.

Maple Walnut Add one teaspoon maple flavoring to cream mixture. Kneed well to get smooth color and flavor. Add about 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts. Kneed in well.

Peanut Butter Cream 1 cup of peanut butter, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 cup confectioners sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla in bowl. Kneed until smooth. Roll into oval shapes and allow to dry overnight. Dip in chocolate as above.

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