Easter candy makes Easter a sweet celebration and, with some Easter candy recipes, you can make your own candy filled with your favorite treats or give it as a special gift.
Easter Candy Recipes
Easter morning brings with it searches for eggs and baskets filled with egg-shaped confections. Making your own Easter candy recipes is easier than you would imagine.
If you can make a simple truffle recipe like this one, then all you need to do is mold the truffle in the shape of an egg before you coat it with chocolate.
For a little variety, you can make your own filling with whatever pleases your sweet tooth. You may want to check out your local restaurant supply store or look on the internet for couverture chocolate. While it is entirely possible to use regular chocolate that you find at the local supermarket to coat your Easter candy recipes, couverture chocolate might be worth the effort to find.
Couverture chocolate is chocolate that has a higher percentage of cocoa butter and has been put through a different process than chocolate bars or chips. This process helps the couverture chocolate keep temper when you melt it so that it has a nice sheen and a good snap once it hardens. If you can't find couverture chocolate, you can use whatever chocolate you happen to have handy but for professional looking candy you should use couverture.
Easter Candy Filling
Coconut is always a fun filling for your Easter candy recipes.
- 1 cup of sweetened shredded coconut
- 3 cups of confectioner's sugar
- 3 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Using your stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until it is soft.
- Add the confectioner's sugar and beat until smooth.
- Add the coconut, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat until smooth.
- Shape the mixture into an egg shape and let it rest in the refrigerator for an hour.
- Dip the eggs in melted couverture chocolate and let rest until the chocolate sets.
Surprise Gift Eggs
In Italy, Easter candy often contains a small gift of jewelry or other tokens of affection. To make a gift egg, all you need is some half egg molds and melted chocolate. Cover the inside of the egg mold with chocolate and let it set. Once the chocolate has set, remove the egg halves from the mold.
Place the gift into one half of the candy Easter egg and then fit the second half to the first half. Heat a spatula over a flame and then carefully run it over the seam where the egg halves meet. When the egg is opened, the real treat will be revealed.