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
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The chocolate coconut cream marshmallow eggs looks delish. Thanks for the ingredients you’ve posted. I’ll try to do this on Easter Egg while coloring eggs.
I remember coloring eggs when I was a kid, it was such a fun way to be creative. Now though I think I’d prefer one of those chocolate eggs!
I had almost forgotten about the Easter egg dye kits, since I don’t have kids of my own yet. Thanks for the memories :)
Ha! They’re just so easy, it’s all I’ve ever used!
Love the family photo. No, I don’t think your parents were crazy. Letting you all be hands on in the kitchen for special events like egg dyeing etc., at young ages I think, is just one of the reasons why you for one grew up to write such a beautiful blog about food and family :)
I know you’re right, Paula, really I do. Thanks for the sweet reminder. :)
Chocolate and coconut are one of my most favorite flavor combinations. Kinda wish I had a handful of these right now.
pssst…I have a few stashed in the freezer, Kate. C’mon over!
These remind me of what we call ‘Walnut Whips’ here in the UK. I used to love the old fashioned ones but they don’t seem to taste as good now. These look lovely, I can’t wait for my Easter weekend off to get baking things like this!
Never heard of those, either, had to look them up. You keep me on my toes. ;)
I never would have thought about putting cream cheese in these, but that would definitely help make them creamier! These look delicious and so perfect with Easter coming up!
Yes, they are super creamy with the cream cheese. Love them! Nice to hear from you again, Katie!
What a great idea! These look delicious! :)
Thank you, nice to meet you and your blog!
Ohhh, these look fabulous. And I love seeing your little-you redhead pics. This is my second double take b/c I think it’s me! We always colored them on Good Friday when I was little, then on Saturday when I got a bit older. We color them on Saturday now in my family. Thanks for this post!
So nice to hear from you, Cindy – thanks!
Aw, I miss the days of coloring eggs around here. As the kids got older, we made some really fancy ones. I’ve also been experimenting with a homemade almond-joy-like candy, but just with blended unsweetened coconut shreds and agave, then an almond added and dipped in chocolate. Still tweaking that– will add almond extract in the next batch.
These sound positively delicious! I love family traditions like coloring eggs. It always gives you something to look forward to and something to remember.
I like your phrasing there…”something to look forward to and something to remember” – thanks!
What a great idea! These are so adorable!
Thank you, Mercedes! I just learned you’re from Minneapolis…hopefully we’ll meet someday!
These look so delicious…must have them in my life SOON!!!
Thanks, Jocelyn! :)
What a fun idea for Easter! These are lovely, Brenda, and I bet so tasty. Thanks for sharing. Also, I’m having a great giveaway today with four potential prize winners, so you should enter!
These look amazing!! Totally making them for our Easter lunch. It needs to happen!!
Thanks, Kristan – hope you had a great weekend!
Oh, Brenda, it is way too early in the day to be filled with such temptations! You know how I love chocolate and coconut. And I love that photo too. Couldn’t help but think about Frank M joining us to color Easter eggs on Good Friday.
There’s a container of these in the freezer. I knew I HAD to save some for your visit. Soon! Yay! xo (and yes…Frank…I found 2 pics with him in on the Easter egg coloring!)
These are so cute! Perfect for Easter :)
Thank you, thank you, Katrina – hope you had a great weekend!
Can’t remember a year we have not colored eggs (been married 30). This year my oldest daughter (29 yrs.) is hosting Easter. I believe I will be making these eggs!
Please let me know what you think, if you make these. Happy, happy Easter!
Great idea- these look awesome!
Seriously!?! I love the coconut cream eggs you can buy at the store, I’m sure these are way better!
These ARE waaaaaaaaaayyyyyy better! ;)