cherry nut easter eggs

Cherry Nut Easter Eggs

It’s never too early to start thinking of candy for Easter!

1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
2 (3 ounce) packages vanilla pudding and filling (not instant)
1 (9 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1 to 2 pounds confectioners’ sugar
1 pound chocolate, melted

Cut cherries in half, and drain well on paper towels.

Cook milk, butter and pudding in a medium saucepan on low heat until well blended and thick. Remove from stove and add cherries, nuts and enough sugar to make a thick consistency. Form the mixture into 8 to 10 egg shapes with hands coated in butter. Place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. Chill several hours until firm.

Melt chocolate being careful not to scorch it. Frost egg with melted chocolate. Decorate with butter cream icing.

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