Dear Easter Bunny,
I know what I want for Easter and it’s these Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs piled really, really, really high!
Have you ever had a home-made Chocolate Peanut Butter egg?
It’s a Reese’s Peanut butter cup in the shape of an egg, in case you have no clue what I’m talking about. They just taste better because they are home-made and even better…you most likely have everything already in your house – 6 ingredients!
Next time your kid says they are bored…here you go! They make and you devour! Good times right?
These are over the top amazing and delicious, the texture is perfect and the rich chocolate really knock these out of the park. This is the first time I ever made a peanut butter egg. I normally make the buckeyes. So here’s the recipe and
Happy Easter to all my chicklets and peeps! Love you all!
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1cup milk chocolate chips
- 1cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar and heat until melted stirring constantly. Mixture will bubble, so make sure you keep stirring. Remove from the heat.
- Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, stirring until completely combined with the peanut butter mixture. Set aside and let cool to room temperature or put in refrigerator if you want to speed up the process for about 10-15 minutes.
- Using a tablespoon ice cream scoop or a heaping tablespoon, scoop out peanut butter mixture and shape into eggs.
- Place eggs on the baking sheet and refrigerate the peanut butter eggs to allow them to set for about 30 minutes.
- Once the eggs are set, melt the chocolate chips and shortening together in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until completely melted.
- Use a long-tined fork to flip each peanut butter egg when dipping it in melted chocolate to cover, then drain and place on waxed paper. When the eggs are cooled and set, decorate the eggs however you like. Sprinkles are always good!
- Return the chocolate-covered peanut butter eggs to the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set, about 30 minutes.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to serve.