Besides Peeps, Cadbury eggs are one of the most popular candies during Easter. These little chocolate eggs can be found in plastic eggs for Easter Egg hunts or in an Easter basket for a child.
1/2 cup of light corn syrup
3 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of softened butter
4 drops of yellow food coloring
2 drops of red food coloring
one 12 ounce bag of chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of shortening
Get a large bowl and electric mixer. Beat the butter, salt, corn syrup, and vanilla in the bowl.
Pour a cup of sugar at a time into the bowl, but mix by hand, not electric mixer, after each sugar cup.
Divide the dough by taking off 1/3 of it. Get a small bowl for that and drop red and yellow food coloring on it. Stir well so the colors get all around.
Use Saran wrap and cover both bowls. Place them in the refrigerator for two hours.
Wait until the dough is firm. With hands, roll a small orange dough ball and roll a white dough ball about twice the size of the orange one. Wrap the white ball around the orange ball and form egg-like shapes out of them.
Brush or lightly grease a cookie sheet with shortening. Place all of the egg pieces onto the cookie sheet and into the refrigerator for another 3 to 4 hours.
Get a small bowl and mix the shortening and chocolate chips in it. Place the bowl in the microwave for one minute on high heat. Stir ingredients together and microwave them for another minute.
Take the egg pieces out and dip each piece into the chocolate, using a fork as the holder. Gently place them on wax paper and stick it in the refrigerator for another 1 to 2 hours. Repeat the chocolate dipping and refrigerate again.
Because this requires no oven work, children are welcomed to help with this recipe. Be aware that the bowl being microwaved may get a little hot.