Coconut Cream Marshmallow Eggs
These delicious Coconut Cream Marshmallow Eggs are the perfect homemade candy for Easter. Filled with marshmallow creme, coconut flakes and covered in chocolate, these candy eggs are so good you won’t be able to eat just one!
My Kids Loved These Homemade Marshmallow Cream Eggs
When our oldest daughter took her first bite of these Coconut Cream Marshmallow Eggs dipped in chocolate, she almost couldn’t say fast enough that “these taste just like an Almond Joy, Mom…but without the almonds!”
So that would make them similar to a Mounds bar, right? I hope so, because that was my goal. But Hatti did get me thinking. Next time I’m going to make half of the eggs with an almond in the center. Because it’s true. Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don’t. :)
This old photo of my family coloring Easter eggs is a favorite of mine. From the newspaper lined dry racks to the avocado green cups we always used for dipping our eggs…it still feels like only yesterday. (And I’m thinking our parents must have been CrAzY to give a 1-year-old a cup of dye!)
While Tessa and I were at Target this week, we picked up the same cheap Easter egg dye kit that we use every year. That little box has triggered a world of excitement for her. She’s just giddy to line up the cups filled with all the colors of the rainbow and start dipping. I’ve heard “how many days until we color eggs, Mom?” ALOT this week.
When I was a kid, we often colored eggs on Good Friday, a tradition I am planning to incorporate this year as well. With both sets of our girls’ grandparents staying with us that weekend, I thought it just the perfect timing.
How about you?
Do you have any Easter egg coloring traditions?
Coconut Cream Marshmallow Eggs
These delicious Coconut Cream Marshmallow Eggs are the perfect homemade candy for Easter.
- 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 T. butter, at room temperature
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 1 c. marshmallow creme
- 3 c. flake coconut
- 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 T. shortening
- In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar, marshmallow creme, and coconut, stirring to blend completely. Refrigerate mixture for 1 hour.
- Then use your hands to mold the coconut mixture into egg shapes. I rolled about a tablespoon of coconut mixture into a ball, laid it on a baking sheet lined with wax paper, and then flattened the ball a bit and shaped it into an egg.
- Once your pan is full, place it in the freezer or refrigerator for an hour or two to firm up.
- Melt chocolate chips and shortening over very low heat. Place melted chocolate in a small but deep bowl. Remove a few coconut eggs at a time from the freezer and dip them into the chocolate mixture. I like to use a fork to remove them from the chocolate...just pick up the egg on top of the fork's tines, gently tap any excess chocolate off, and then slide the bottom of the fork out over the edge of your bowl to remove excess chocolate underneath the egg.
- Return the chocolate coated egg to the wax paper. Refrigerate again to set. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 26 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
made these today. they are waaaay too soft for dipping into chocolate even after i left them in the freezer for hours.j
I would love to make these eggs. I found out wat oz./cup/stick is, but can you explain T., is it teaspoon/tablespoon? Since I’m from Holland we have all different measurements :)
I made this recipe this past weekend. They are awesome! Everyone loves them. Thank you again for all the time you put into your blog.
Oh chocolate and coconut….two peas in a pod. These look like a wonderful treat! I normally don’t have the patience to make candy, but I may just have to suck it up to make these addicting little gems. I’m very impressed by all of your Easter goodies – cute and clever!
Just found your blog today — am seriously loving it! Just have to say, I think you need to invest in a chocolate tempering machine. When I used to have a bakery, I bought one and loved it (it was just a small, non-commercial one), but when I was dipping stuff in chocolate. . .WATCH OUT WORLD! What should I dip in chocolate?! Cookies, shortbread, fudge, tops of cupcakes. Just got a new one for Christmas (way more expensive now!) but sooooo much fun. Thanks for all the great ideas!
We bought our egg dye today!!!!
I just got all my ingredients today and cannot wait to make them while my girls are at school tomorrow. I may have to hide them from the family and enjoy all to myself. :)
These look so yummy. Now, if only my family liked coconut.
Don’t you love traditions? That photo is precious. We laid our dyed eggs on newspaper, too. We always dye eggs on the Saturday before Easter.
And, yes, your parents must have been crazy to give a one-year-old a cup of dye. But even older kids can spill. It’s happened in this house.
Seriously amazingly talented, Brenda. These look absolutely fantastic.
I love these! Perfect for Easter baskets!