Coconut cream eggs
Makes about 12 eggs
- 2 x 250g blocks cream cheese
- zest and juice of one lime
- 1 tbsp butter, softened
- 2 cups (300g) icing sugar
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 2 cups milk chocolate melts
Step 1. Beat the cream cheese, lime juice and zest, butter, sugar and coconut together until well combined. Cover mixture and place in the fridge to firm up – about an hour should do it.
Step 2. Shape into small egg shapes (about the size of a real Cream Egg) then place these in the fridge to chill again, for another hour.
Step 3. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water until smooth. Set aside to cool for a couple of minutes. Place eggs on a wire rack over a sheet of baking paper and spoon the chocolate over each one, taking care to cover all the sides, right down to the very bottom of each egg.
Step 4. Once the chocolate has set, wrap and give away your eggs (or keep them in the fridge until ready to share!).
- You can skip the lime zest if you like, it just helps cut through the richness of the cream cheese.
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- This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Sophie on Local is Lovely, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.