Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

I made some peanut butter eggs this weekend with 
my girl, Ana.
She loves to cook and bake.
The recipe we used was easy and the eggs came out great!  
I would recommend adding this sweet treat 
to your Easter menu.

The recipe calls for:

3 Cups powdered sugar

1 1/2 Cups creamy or crunchy peanut butter (I used creamy)


1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 Tablespoons milk

1-2 bags milk chocolate chips (11 oz. each), divided (I used

 about three bags myself…a mix of 

milk and dark chocolate)

2 Tablespoons shortening or vegetable oil (I used oil)



And here is the process…

Hand mix powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter

 together.  The dough will be crumbly.  Add two tablespoons

 of milk and continue to beat together.




Did I say find a cute helper?
Well, that makes the cooking more fun!
Roll the dough into small balls.  You can see below that we weren’t aiming for perfection.  I find an inch size ball to be about right.  You can really make them to your liking.  If you want a fist-sized peanut butter egg, then go for it.  Who am I to stop you?

Those are nice looking dough balls.

Now, put the balls into the freezer for at least an hour.

When ready to dip, melt a bag of milk chocolate chips with 
one tablespoon of shortening or vegetable oil  over the stove 

on low heat.  You can add more oil and shortening as needed

 to keep the chocolate thin and dippable.

Dip each egg, covering completely, and place on wax paper


 until cooled.


I just threw the balls into the pan and rolled them around a 
bit and then took them out with a spoon.
I am such a fancy cook.

If you need more chocolate, melt more as you go.

I made a double batch so I got a ton of eggs from this recipe.


Much to my husband’s demise.


There will be gawkers.
Be prepared to resist their attempts to manipulate you into giving them just a little taste.


Use help when offered.
Never turn away someone wishing to ease your burden.
 Now indulge.
Over and over.
And over again.
You can always freeze them for later if you want.

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness..those look delicious! My husband will LOVE those!!!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe…we will be making those for Easter for sure!
    Julie

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  3. Oh yum! I used to make these years ago, along with coconut eggs, for sale when I decorated cakes. People would order them personalized…..very popular. They are delicious!

  4. These look delicious! I love peanut butter and chocolate together. Thanks for sharing!

  5. YUM! Just in time for Easter too :)

  6. OMG – yummy! PB eggs are my FAVE! Thanks for the great idea!

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