Chocolate Easter Eggs

Course : Candy
Serves: 2 dozen
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3/4 Cup chunky peanut butter
1/4 Cup butter -- softened
1 Cup flaked coconut
1/2 Cup finely chopped walnuts
1 1/2 Cup to 2 C powdered sugar -- divided
2 Cup C(12oz)semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening

Preparation / Directions:

In mixing bowl, cream peanut butter and butter til well mixed. Fold in coconut, nuts and 1C sugar; mix well. Sprinkle some of the remaining sugar on a board. Turn peanut butter mix onto board; knead in enough of the remaining sugar til mix holds its shape when formed. Shape in small egg-shaped pieces. Cover and chill for 1hour. In double boiler over hot water, melt chocolate chips and shortening, stirring til smooth. Dip eggs; place on waxed paper to harden. Chill.

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