Chocolate Easter Eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • mixed colored candies
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 5 1/4 oz chocolate pudding
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 20 marshmellows
  • 5 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

cooking time:

  1. you will need melted butter. so take a 3 qt. saucepan and melt butter into it.
  2. when the butter is melted stir in pudding mix and blend until it gets smooth.
  3. you should gradually stir in milk.
  4. you need to cook this mixture over medium heat and keep stirring constantly.
  5. a little later the mixture will get very thick and start boiling.
  6. when it is sufficiently thick it will leave the sides of the pan and then remove the saucepan from heat.
  7. then you should add to it powdered sugar and vanilla. mix well until smooth and stir in walnuts.
  8. you should allow the mixture cool so that it is stiff enough to hold its desired shape.
  9. so the moment the mixture is stiff enough shape it into 12 eggs, using about 2 t. for each.
  10. now place them on the waxed paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 min.
  11. after 30 min. you need to dip each egg in cooled chocolate and place them on a cooling rack over waxed paper.
  12. finally it is time to arrange marshmallow flowers over the eggs. but make sure that you do it before the chocolate sets.
  13. marshmallow flowers
  14. firstly cut mini marshmallows in thirds crosswise.
  15. then dip cut side of each piece into colored sugar.
  16. in order to resemble flowers you need to arrange 5 pieces, sugared side up, on each egg.
  17. store in the fridge.