How to Make
Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
Peanut butter Easter eggs are a family favorite in our house, and this is by far the best tasting and easiest recipe that I've found.
They look really fancy when they're done, but they're actually really easy to make. If you have the same experience that I have, everyone will want your secret for making these peanut butter eggs!
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- 8 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 Tablespoon shortening
1.In a mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, butter and milk (if needed for moisture) until blended.
2. Shape mixture into two 1/2 pound eggs or make a bunch of smaller eggs. Freeze for 1 hour.
3. While the eggs are freezing, cut semi-sweet chocolate (I use almond bark) into small pieces and place in top of double boiler with shortening (or melt it in the microwave, which works just as well). Melt over medium heat stirring frequently until smooth. Stick a long-tined fork in top of each peanut butter egg, dip it in melted chocolate to cover then drain on waxed paper.
4. When the eggs are set, decorate them however you'd like!
- An easy way to coat the chocolate on the egg is to set the egg down in the chocolate and use a spoon to scoop and spread it around.
- If you decide to add sprinkles to the top, add them before the chocolate on the eggs set. This allows the eggs to harden "around" the sprinkles and keeps them in place.
You can package these in clear cellopane bags with a bow or piece of rafia tied to the top. For something a little more creative,
make your own gift box
using card stock or
decorate a box
that you already have at home.
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