Chocolate Dipped Coconut Cream Easter Eggs
 
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Mashed potato is the secret ingredient in this amazing recipe! Such a fun recipe for Easter and SOOO delicious!
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Serves: approx 50 eggs
Ingredients
  • ½ cup mashed Russet Potato (nothing added to it, just the potato) Don't use leftover potatoes, make it fresh before you start the recipe.
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ½ tsp coconut extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 1½ cups shredded coconut
  • Chocolate for dipping 12-16 ounces. I use the Dark Merckens Coating Melts (I recommend a dark chocolate for the coating because the center is very sweet, but you can use whatever you want.)
Instructions
  1. For the mashed potato, peel and dice a medium sized potato, boil for 20 minutes, drain and mash. Measure out ½ cup and let it cool until just a little warm.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine softened butter and barely warm mashed potatoes (it is okay if they are cooled to room temperature, but you don't want them cold. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Add coconut and vanilla extracts and mix thoroughly again.
  4. Start adding powdered sugar, add 2-3 cups at a time and mix well.
  5. Before adding the last 2 cups of powdered sugar mix the shredded coconut in.
  6. Add the last of the powdered sugar and mix and knead until everything comes together.
  7. Using a cookie scoop or tbsp, scoop out coconut mixture and form into an egg shape (see picture in step by step collage)
  8. Place each formed egg on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper.
  9. Once you have all of the eggs formed melt the chocolate you have chosen to use. Do so by placing it in a microwave safe glass dish and heating it in 30 second intervals until it is melted and smooth.
  10. Dip coconut centers in the chocolate, I find it easiest to use a for so you can tap it on the side and excess chocolate can drip off. You can experiment with what works best for you. I also like to keep a toothpick or plastic knife close to help slide the chocolate off the fork.
  11. Once all are dipped and the chocolate has set up, you can use the last bit of your dipping chocolate to drizzle across the finished eggs. You do this by dipping the end of a spoon in the chocolate and swinging it back and forth over the eggs.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at https://reallifedinner.com/chocolate-dipped-coconut-cream-easter-eggs/