Linda Stahl: Hi! I'm Linda Stahl with Hershey's Kitchens. Today, I'm going to be showing you how to make sugared chocolate eggs, I've already unwrapped my milk chocolate eggs and I've lined a cookie shape with wax paper. So I'm going to be adding one teaspoon shortening to one half cup of the white chips.
These will be microwaved at medium until they are melted and smooth when stirred.
So we've melted our white chips in this shortening and so we are ready to coat, and you take your unwrapped chocolate egg, dip it in here and quickly coat it and put it on your already prepared sheet. The trick with this is not to let your chocolate chips get too hot, because if they do, they are going to melt the milk chocolate egg.
Now what we're going to do is let these sit until the chocolate portion of this sets up and then we're ready to go on to our next step. Now that we have our Hershey's milk chocolate eggs coated and the coating has set up, what we need to do is to trim off that little bit of a foot that you get when you coat something like that and put it down on a sheet of paper and then what you need to do is use a paper towel and just do a little bit of buffing to smooth out any of the rough edges. And this doesn't need to be perfect, it's just to smooth it out.
We've finished scraping or cutting away the rough spots on the eggs and smoothing them out with a paper towel, so now we're ready to get them ready for coating with the sugar.
The first thing we're going to do is to add a tablespoon of warm water to a teaspoon of meringue powder and this is going to take several minutes. What we're doing is mixing this together with a small whisk and this will dissolve and it will get frothy. Now to my left, you are going to see some bowls of sugar and we have made that by taking regular granulated table sugar and adding just a few drops of full coloring to it. If you happen to get it too dark, don't worry all you need to do is stir in some more sugar until you get the color of sugar that you would like to have. Our meringue mixture is ready, so we're going to take the egg, lightly coat it using this brush, so you get all sides covered, and then simply drop it into your sugar and roll it around until all edges are coated. Some areas are going to get a little bit darker than others where you have a little bit more of the liquid clinging to it, but that's okay. It gives you a nice pretty speckled look.
Continue doing this until you have all of them covered and we'll just let them dry. The sugar has dried so, now we're ready to take our sugar coated chocolate eggs into candy cups. The cups add a nice finishing touch to your sugared eggs and no one is going to ever know how easy they are to make.
So this is how you can take a Hershey's milk chocolate egg and turn it into a festive sugared chocolate egg. Enjoy!