Easter Bunny Cottontails
Happy Healthy Holidays!
Easter Bunny Cottontails are sweet melt in your mouth meringue candies shaped into a oval to resemble an egg then dipped in semisweet chocolate.
4 large egg whites; about 1/2-cup
2-1/2 cups coconut, unsweetened, shredded
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces semisweet chocolate
Beat egg whites until frothy. Stir in coconut, sugar, pecans, and vanilla.
Wet your hands and shape mixture into small eggs. Place eggs on greased baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, until lighly browned. Loosen with spatula immediately. Let cool completely.
Melt the chocolate in microwave or over double boiler. Cool slightly.
Dip eggs one at a time, using a fork, spoon, or toothpick (reheat chocolate if it cools too much before you finish). When coating has set, store eggs in the fridge.
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