So, did I really have time this week to make Easter candy? I was grumbling and pondering such things as the week progressed towards my date with Aunt Betsy. I'm so glad I had the discipline to stick with my committment. We shared a wonderful afternoon, of course, and the candy making was fun. But ultimately, it was a great excuse to get together and share the time and a lot of laughs.
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Great Granny's Chocolate Covered Coconut Easter Eggs - Makes 6 Dozen Eggs
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 lb confectioners sugar
1/2 bag coconut (8 oz)
Combing the filling ingredients. Form smallish (less than a teaspoon) egg shapes and roll in confectioners sugar before placing on cookie sheet. Refrigerate overnight.
8 oz. of chocolate flavored candy coating (sometimes known as "Bark")
12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chips
Melt the chocolate either in Micro (we didn't have such good luck) or double boiler. When melted, drop eggs one at a time in chocolate and cover. Remove with fork (tap tap tap the excess off) and place on cookie sheet. Refrigerate until cool and set. Sorry the instructions are a bit vague, but that's how our family rolls.
By the way, for any family reading this, you might like to know that Pappy used to get a fresh coconut and make a big production of cracking it open with a hammer on the back porch and then grate it fresh. All with great flair, of course. I love that Great and Pappy would spend their holidays like this. Sharing time, doing the little things together. They could just have easily bought the ingredients ready to go, hell, they could have just bought the candy! But they made this candy, together, year after year. That's how they built a life together for over 70 years. What a great example, lucky us.