These taste just like Mounds chocolates. And they have an interesting ingredient that helps give it the same texture.
Sorry. Straight out of the camera. For obvious reasons. I can hardly keep my eyes open, and if I tried to edit them, they might end up green or something.
Pennsylvania Dutch Coconut Easter Eggs.
3/4 cup mashed potatoes--unsalted, unmilked, and unbuttered.
2 cups flaked coconut--fresh or dried.
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3-1/2 cup confectioner's sugar.
8 os semisweet chocolate.
1 Tbsp vegetable oil.
In mixing bowl, mix potato, coconut, salt, and vanilla. Gradually mix in sugar. Cover. Refrigerate overnight (or longer...uh...yeah...). Shape into 1/2 tbsp size eggs (I think mine were more. I used the Pampered Chef mini scoop) Heat chocolate and oil until chocolate melts. Dip eggs into chocolate and oil mixture. Set aside on wax paper in refrigerator to harden.
If mixture is too wet, DON'T add more sugar. Add more coconut instead. Otherwise the candy will go even softer.