1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
3 1/2 - 4 cups powdered sugar
1 pound chocolate chips, melts, or bark
1 tablespoon shortening (if using chocolate chips)
Beat together butter and corn syrup until smooth. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until smooth and combined. You may need to stir in the last cup or so by hand. Place about 1/3 of the dough in a separate bowl and color with yellow food coloring (I used about 3 drops, but think 1 more would have been better to help the yellow stand out a little more). Divide white dough into even pieces and place on a greased cookie sheet (I used my small cookie scoop and ended up with 22 pieces). Divide yellow dough in to an equal number of pieces and place on a greased cookie sheet (I used a baby spoon for the yellow). Chill dough for 20 to 30 minutes to stiffen up a bit (it will be a bit sticky). Remove dough from the fridge and roll the yellow dough into balls. I put powdered sugar on my hands to keep the dough from sticking. Flatten each white piece of dough a bit and place a yellow piece in the center of the white dough. Wrap the white dough around the yellow and form into a ball (or egg shape). Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. If using the microwave, heat in 30 second increments at 50% power. Stir well after each heating. Dip each egg in chocolate and place on a piece of parchment paper to dry.
Recipe adapted from Raising 4 Princesses.
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