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Easter Egg Candy Recipes

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Easter candy doesn't have to be limited to store-bought jelly beans and chocolate rabbits. With a little time and a few common ingredients, you can make a wide variety of delicious, beautiful Easter egg candies. Whether you like your Easter eggs full of chocolate, nuts, coconut, or all of the above, there's an Easter egg recipe here that's sure to please.

1. Solid Chocolate Easter Eggs

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Solid Chocolate Easter Eggs are beautiful edible gifts that can be made without any special equipment. Eggshells are hollowed out and used as candy molds to produce these easy, delicious Easter candies.

2. Hollow Chocolate Easter Egg

Hollow Chocolate Easter Egg
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Here's your chance to learn how to make your own gorgeous hollow chocolate egg! Fill these edible eggs with candies, toys, love notes, or anything else you can think of! A homemade chocolate egg makes a wonderful, thoughtful Easter gift.

3. Chocolate-Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
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Chocolate and peanut butter are a natural flavor combination that shines in this festive recipe. Cream cheese adds a subtle tang and helps keep the eggs from becoming cloyingly sweet.

4. Easter Egg Cake Pops

Easter Egg Cake Pops
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Make your Easter sweeter with these Easter Egg Cake Pops! Moist bites of cake and frosting are formed into egg shapes, made into lollipops, and decorated to look like festive Easter eggs. Also be sure to check out the photo tutorial showing how to make Easter Egg Cake Pops!

5. Creme Eggs

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Creme Eggs are just like your favorite store-bought Easter eggs! These creamy white fondant candies have a surprise inside their chocolate-dipped shell: a beautiful yellow "yolk." The basic recipe produces a mild vanilla-flavored egg, but you can use different extracts or flavorings to suit your tastes.

6. Deep Fried Easter Creme Eggs

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Deep Fried Easter Crème Eggs are a deadly--and delicious--Easter treat! The popular chocolate-coated eggs with the liquid creme filling are dipped in a quick batter, then deep-fried to golden perfection. The outside is crispy while the inside melts into a sweet, gooey chocolate-and-creme puddle.

7. Peanut Butter Eggs

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Peanut Butter Eggs are an Easter twist on your favorite peanut butter cups! They have a smooth peanut butter filling and a coating of rich chocolate. These make a sweet little Easter gift or a perfect addition to an Easter goody basket.

8. Crunchy Easter Eggs

Crunchy Easter Eggs
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Graham crackers, toasted coconut, and chunky peanut butter give these small eggs a big flavor and an even bigger crunch. Top the chocolate-dipped eggs with crushed nuts or graham crackers for a beautiful, tasty finish.

9. Ganache Easter Eggs

Ganache Eggs
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Ganache Easter Eggs are the most beautifully packaged truffles you will ever eat. Silky chocolate ganache is poured into real egg shells to create these gorgeous Easter candies.

10. Fondant Easter Eggs

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Unlike the creme eggs above, these chocolate-covered Fondant Eggs don't liquefy, and the recipe is a bit easier to throw together, so they're perfect for when you're pressed for time, or making candy with young helpers. They still have a great vanilla cream taste, and they also have the signature yellow "yolk" encased in a white filling!
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