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Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs – easy homemade egg – shaped candies, made of peanut butter and covered with chocolate, just perfect for Easter. This recipe is, actually a homemade copycat Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs – easy homemade egg – shaped candies, made of peanut butter and covered with chocolate, just perfect for Easter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Peanut butter and chocolate make them creamy, so they simply melt in your mouth and their taste is divine. What makes these candies a perfect holiday treat is that you will need only a few ingredients and very easy to make.

Peanut butter and chocolate are my favorite combination, so Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs are on our Easter menu every year. I’ve tried many recipes, but this one is, in my opinion, the best. The only thing I change every year is the way  I decorate them.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs – easy homemade egg – shaped candies, made of peanut butter and covered with chocolate, just perfect for Easter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Easter is coming… Do you have any plans for the holiday?  One of the things to think about is, of course food and desserts. As for me, there is no doubt that Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs will be on the menu.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs – easy homemade egg – shaped candies, made of peanut butter and covered with chocolate, just perfect for Easter.

What do you need to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs?

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 10 Oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs – easy homemade egg – shaped candies, made of peanut butter and covered with chocolate, just perfect for Easter.

How to prepare Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs?  

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. In a medium dish, bring peanut butter, butter, salt and light brown sugar to boil, stirring occasionally. Use medium heat. Remove from the heat, add vanilla and mix. Add powdered sugar, ¼ cup at a time, stirring with a fork until fully combined. Leave to cool at a room temperature.

Place the mixture on the parchment paper, then put another parchment paper on top of it. Roll the mixture until 1/2 inch thick, then put in the fridge to cool and become solid. Take out of the fridge and cut using egg shaped cookie cutter. Place the eggs in the baking sheet. Leave in the fridge for another 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate following the instructions given on the package. Add shortening and mix. Coat the eggs into melted chocolate with a fork. Turn them around gently so that they are completely covered with chocolate. Take them out with a fork and wait for a while for the chocolate to drain or shake the extra chocolate off. Put them back on the baking sheet. Drizzle with the rest of the chocolate and sprinkle. 

WELL, THIS WAS JUST A SHORT VERSION OF THE RECIPE THAT YOU CAN FIND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST, ALONG WITH THE QUANTITY OF THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

As you can see this dessert is very easy and quick to make. If you let your kids help you, it will be more fun, especially the decorating part.

Being a peanut butter and chocolate fan myself, I have more recipes with this combination – No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini CheesecakeReese‘s Pieces Peanut Butter Chocolate Lasagna and Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake.

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To make your Easter sweeter you should definitely try Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs – easy homemade egg – shaped candies, made of peanut butter and covered with chocolate, just perfect for Easter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs – easy homemade egg – shaped candies, made of peanut butter and covered with chocolate, just perfect for Easter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs – easy homemade egg - shaped candies, made of peanut butter and covered with chocolate, just perfect for Easter.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 10 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Instructions

  1. TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER EGGS - Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. In a medium dish, bring peanut butter, butter, salt and light brown sugar to boil, stirring occasionally. Use medium heat. Remove from the heat, add vanilla and mix. Add powdered sugar, ¼ cup at a time, stirring with a fork until fully combined. Leave to cool at a room temperature. Place the mixture on the parchment paper, then put another parchment paper on top of it. Roll the mixture until 1/2 inch thick, then put in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes, to become solid. Take out of the fridge and remove parchment paper that is on the top. Cut the mixture using egg shaped cookie cutter. Place the eggs in the baking sheet. Leave in the fridge for another 30 minutes
  2. TO MAKE CHOCOLATE COATING - Melt chocolate following the instructions given on the package. Add shortening and mix. Take the eggs out of the fridge. Dip each egg separately into the melted chocolate, turning them around with a fork. They should be completely coated with chocolate. You should also be quick, so that the chocolate does not cool and become solid. Take them out with a fork and wait for a while for the chocolate to drain or shake the extra chocolate off. Put them back on the baking sheet. Drizzle with the rest of the chocolate and sprinkle.
  3. Let cool for 15 minutes or until the chocolate becomes solid.

Notes

Keep the eggs in an air-tight container.
I used 3-inch cookie cutter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs – easy homemade egg – shaped candies, made of peanut butter and covered with chocolate, just perfect for Easter.

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Denise Darin

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Can I use coconut oil instead of shortening?

Dragana

Saturday 4th of April 2020

Yes, I think it would be okay, Denise.

Regards.

Barbara S

Friday 27th of March 2020

I used Kirkland nut butter which is almond, cashew, pumpkin seed.flax seed, chia seeds. And added 3 tablespoons of peanut butter powder(PB2) instead o just peanut butter since that is what I had. Followed the other directions. Came out yummy the seeds gave the nut butter a little texture but I liked it as did my grands. Thanks

Dragana

Friday 27th of March 2020

Great idea Barbara, I'm so glad you liked it.

Best regards.

Robin

Wednesday 25th of March 2020

How far ahead can I make these ? How long will they hold in refrigerator? Thanks. They look incredible.

Dragana

Thursday 26th of March 2020

Hi Robin,

Keep the eggs in an air-tight container and fridge for about 4-5 days.

Best regards!

Janet Welte

Friday 12th of April 2019

I just mixed up the dough, and it is not creamy, I am thinking that 1/4 cup of butter is not enough! Please advise.

Dragana

Friday 12th of April 2019

Janet, it isn't a good idea to add more butter, because it would make the mixture more creamy and more difficult to shape an egg. Regards!

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