March 6, 2013

Easter Fun

On the Menu Today~
Easter Fun!

Crackle Colored Eggs~

Chocolate Coconut Nests~

Chocolate Coconut Nests

  • 1 pound milk chocolate, melted (use a good quality chocolate)
  • 1 (14 oz) bag sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 bag jelly beans or candy of your choice
Cooking Directions
  1. Place chocolate in a glass bowl, microwave 1 to 2 minutes on high, stir until melted and smooth Stir in coconut until well blended. Drop by large spoonfuls onto tin foil. With the back of the spoon, make a well in the middle of the chocolate to make a "nest" Let chocolate set up, this might take a few hours.
  2. Remove "nests" from foil and fill with jelly beans or candy of your choice.
  3. Store in an air tight container, between sheets of waxed paper.
  4. Store in a cool place or refrigerator.
Easter, Chocolate, Coconut

Crackle Easter Eggs~

Colored Crackle Eggs

  • 6 eggs
  • 6 assorted food coloring colors (neon colors work great)
  • 6 cups hot water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook eggs by placing them in a saucepan in a single layer. Cover with water to 1-inch above the eggs. Heat just to boiling, cover the pan and remove it from the heat. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Immediately run cold water over eggs until they're cool to the touch. Once the eggs are cool, roll them gently on the counter top to crack the shells.
  3. Choose your favorite food coloring and place a few drops of each color in their own cup. Fill the cups with 3/4 cup hot water, add 1/2 teaspoon distilled vinegar to each cup, place eggs into the cups. Allow them to sit for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  4. Remove eggs from water/vinegar mixture. Peel back the shells and reveal your finished eggs!

Eggs Easter

Recipe Idea~

Prepare deviled eggs with
festive. colored, crackled eggs for a fun new twist.

Use different colors for different holidays such as:
Red and Green for Christmas,
Orange and Black for Halloween and
Orange and Red for Thanksgiving or
Use your favorite Football Team Colors!!

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