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White Chocolate Easter Eggs
1/2 c Cheerios1/2 c Captain Crunch Cereal1/2 c Fruit Loops Cereal1/2 c plain M&M's (in Easter colors)1/2 c dried cherries1/2 c salted cashew pieces1 12-oz package white chocolate chipsPlastic Easter eggs, washed and driedCooking sprayPull apart the eggs into halves andplace them open-side-up in a minimuffin tin (to make it easier to fillthem). Very lightly spray the inside of each egg with cooking spray.Add the cereals, M&M's, dried cherries, and cashew pieces to a medium bowl. Gently stir to mixtogether.Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler per the package instructions. Pour themelted chocolate over the ingredients in the bowl and gently stir until the chocolate has been evenlyincorporated.Working quickly, spoon some of the candy mixture into the halved eggs (going right up to the rim of each egg half). As you are filling the eggs, ask helpers to close the eggs together
using a little muscle if necessary to get the eggs to close tightly. It's a little messy but the egg halves will come together with alittle effort. Allow the eggs to completely cool and set up before attempting to remove them from theplastic eggs. It can take a little work to pop the plastic off the candy but be patient and take your time.Store the finished eggs in a sealed container.Notes:1) Plastic eggs come in different sizes. The number of eggs you will be able to make is dependent uponthe size of the plastic eggs you buy.2) I don't make this recipe the same way twice. Sometimes I add pretzels or peanuts instead of cashews. Sometimes I had soft sour balls. Sometimes I use Rice Crispies, Chex, or other cereals. Thegoal is to use a total of 3 cups of dry ingredients per bag of white chocolate.3) As you can see from the picture, the mixture is dry enough that you can see some knooks andcrannies in the eggs. I don't mind that. However, if want those spaces to be more filled in, you need touse more white chocolate. I recommend using another half bag (or whole bag!) of white chocolate toincrease the white chocolate to dry mixture ratio.4) Try using some semi-sweet chocolate (that you've tempered) instead of white chocolate to makebrown Easter eggs.