Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

I know it’s not just my children who love Easter. Like Halloween in the autumn, it’s the one holiday they are guaranteed to get a ton of candy to chow down on. Perhaps their very favorite of the mix is those Peanut Butter Easter Eggs that so many companies sell these days. But did you know that you can make your own really easily? This recipe is great for those who want to dip their toes into candy making, as it is really simple to make and so difficult to get wrong! The greatest part is that even if you do manage to mess it up, you’ll still be left with something delicious!

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 C creamy peanut butter
2 C powdered sugar
2 TBSP butter
2 package melting chocolate OR 1 C chocolate chips
pastel candy melts
sprinkles

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

To begin, combine your peanut butter, powdered sugar and butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until well blended.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Next, lay out a sheet of parchment paper and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Using a large spoon, grab 2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter mixture, roll into balls and then shape into eggs. Lay them on your parchment paper.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Freeze your peanut butter eggs for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Just before removing them from the freezer, melt your chocolate.

Take your eggs from the freezer and dip them into your chocolate, one by one. Return to the parchment paper and allow them to harden.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Once they are fully set, melt your pastel candies and scoop the mixture into a plastic baggie. Snip the corner and drizzle the mixture over your eggs, topping with sprinkles.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Decorating these things is totally a matter of preference. While I love the vibrant look of the drizzle method, you can choose to simply use sprinkles by themselves or leave them plain, as many brands do.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Wrap each one in colored cellophane or package them in treat bags to give as gifts. They make a perfect Easter treat!

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

If you are a big fan of peanut butter treats, check out some of my other great peanut butter recipes!

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

These delicious Easter eggs are better than store-bought! They make a perfect treat for any Easter basket.

Ingredients

  • 1 C creamy peanut butter
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 2 package melting chocolate OR 1 C chocolate chips
  • pastel candy melts
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Combine your peanut butter, powdered sugar and butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until well blended.
  2. Lay out a sheet of parchment paper and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Using a large spoon, grab 2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter mixture, roll into balls and then shape into eggs. Lay them on your parchment paper.
  3. Freeze your peanut butter eggs for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Just before removing them from the freezer, melt your chocolate.
  4. Take your eggs from the freezer and dip them into your chocolate, one by one. Return to the parchment paper and allow them to harden.
  5. Once they are fully set, melt your pastel candies and scoop the mixture into a plastic baggie. Snip the corner and drizzle the mixture over your eggs, topping with sprinkles.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 22gProtein: 11g
This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

3 Responses

  1. FOR THOSE HAVING TROUBLE “SHAPING” THESE INTO EGG SHAPES, SIMPLY USE THE PLASTIC FILLABLE EASTER EGGS. OPEN THEM UP, PRESS MIX DOWN INSIDE, PLACE THEM ON A COOKIE SHEET IN THE FREEZER FOR A FEW MINUTES. TURN THEM OVER, TAP ON THE COOKIE SHEET, AND THEY FALL RIGHT OUT BEAUTIFULLY SHAPED LIKE HALF AN EGG…!!!!

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