Easter Candy-Peanut Butter Eggs

Once a year. Just once a year. In our part of the world we begin to see them popping up around just after Valentine’s Day.. in convenience stores, fundraising brochures, country stores, church bizarres. This once a year lasts until Easter.

Easter Eggs made of peanut butter, coconut and chocolate and covered with gooey perfect chocolate.

Anna and I made a double recipe today of peanut butter eggs, which we do every year and every year I forget how many a double recipe makes.

Ingredients: 

3 cups Confectioners Sugar

12 heaping tablespoons of creamy peanut butter

2 tsp vanilla

1 stick softened butter

For the chocolate coating:

1 1/2 cups coating chocolate, melted OR

2 cups chocolate chips mixed with 2 tsp of vegetable oil, melted

To Do:

  1. Add peanut butter, butter, confectioners sugar and vanilla to a mixer. Mix well until a firm batter is made.

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2. Take a small portion in your hand and form into an egg shape.DSC_0951DSC_0952

3. Lay each egg on a parchment lined cake or cookie pan.DSC_09534. Chill pan in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

5. And clean up the mess…..DSC_0955

6. While eggs are chilling, melt your chocolate in a pan on low, or in the microwave.DSC_0958

7. The chocolate should have a runny consistency. It’ll coat best this way.DSC_0963

8. After the eggs have chilled and the chocolate is still warm it’s time to coat the eggs!

Coating the Eggs:

  1. Lift the eggs by sliding a fork underneath it…this will keep the smooth top on the egg.

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2. Dip the bottom of the egg and fork into the chocolate.Then, using a spoon, pour chocolate over the top, coating the entire PB area.DSC_0966DSC_0967

3. Place the eggs on eggs on a cooling rack, with parchment underneath to catch the extra chocolate. DSC_0970

4. Let them set until the chocolate hardens a bit. DSC_0971

Check out our other candy recipes!

Easter Bark

Maple Coconut Cookies

Frozen Banana Bites

Peanut Butter Cups

Double Chocolate Chip Frappacino

Candied Almonds

Homemade Caramel, Caramel Apples, Apple Nachos

 

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