Easy Easter Cut-Outs

Recipe: Easy Easter Cut-Outs


  • 1 c Chocolate Chips
  • -(Semi-Sweet)
  • 2 ts Shortening
  • 1/4 ts Water
  • 1 dr Food color
  • 1/2 c Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • NOT butter, margarine, oil, or vegetable oil spread


  1. Cover bottom of 13×9-inch pan with heavy duty foil.
  2. In small microwave-safe bowl, place chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Immediately spread mixture evenly on foil to about 1/8-inch thick; pat TINTED COCONUT evenly onto chocolate.
  3. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes or until beginning to firm. Press sturdy, Easter-shaped cookie cutters down to foil, cutting through coconut and chocolate; do NOT remove shapes. Return to refrigerator until completely firm; gently remove foil.
  4. Gently press out shapes; cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Use as garnish for desserts.
  5. 6 to 12 cut-outs. Tinted Coconut: In small bowl, stir together 1/4 teaspoon water and 1 drop food color. Stir in 1/2 cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes; with fork, toss until evenly tinted.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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