Coconut Key Lime Creme Eggs
Coconut Key Lime Crème Eggs will add a fun and flavorful new twist to your Easter holiday candy making! Step aside traditional peanut butter eggs!!!
It’s really no secret to most that I’m in love with the Florida Keys and visit …and since I just got home from a recent trip there I find myself missing the picturesque surroundings and the tropical flavors of my happy place… especially my favorite~ KEY LIME PIE!!! With that being said…You can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon a package of Key Lime flavored candy melts at my local A.C.Moore craft store! I couldn’t wait to experiment with them, especially since its Easter candy making time!I figured why not combine two of my favorite flavors to make a delicious Easter treat! You will find these eggs deliciously sweet and creamy with the perfect amount of coconut!
8 oz softened Cream Cheese
1 tbsp. Shortening
4 cups Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla
1 cup shredded Coconut
12 oz Key Lime Flavored Candy Melts
Using a stand up or hand mixer-beat cream cheese, vanilla and butter until blended.
Slowly incorporate powdered sugar and coconut.
Refrigerate for 1 hour
Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
Dust your hands with a little bit of powdered sugar to help form and mold your mixture into egg shapes.
Place molded coconut eggs on the baking sheet and place in the freezer from 1 to 2 hours.
Feel free to treat yourself to a naked egg…they’re yummy! Teehee!
Melt your disks in a double boiler or microwave according to package instructions. Be sure to stir often with either method.
Use a wooden skewer or fork whichever you’re more comfortable with and dip eggs into your melted key lime candy coating.
Place each egg back onto your parchment lined tray and refrigerate until hardened.
You can decorate your eggs with a few sprinkles of shredded coconut like I did here or maybe add a drizzle dark chocolate or add some green sprinkles to make your little candy treats even sweeter!
Thank you for spending a little Island time with me today!