Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs {Copy Cat Recipe}

This is my all time FAVORITE store-bought Easter candy and now that I can make it at home, that's even better. These are so delicious, and last year when I made them I took them to the hospital nurses of my niece and they too fell in love. I know these will be an annual treat in my kids Easter baskets from now on... Fresh and NOT store-bought.

The little extra crunch in the chunky peanut butter is heaven and we just love love any peanut butter candy. (I need to work on my egg-shaping skills, but other then looks these taste A-MAZ-ING)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
adapted by me, recipe found at The Whimiscal Princess

4 cups powdered sugar
1-1/2 cups Creamy Peanut butter (we use chunky, and I love it)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 to 3 tbsp milk
3 cups chocolate melting chips (we make two batches, one milk and one white chocolate)

Mix together the powdered sugar, peanut butter, and butter. Add the milk one tablespoon at a time until it becomes a nice workable dough, it will be crumbly (but when you squeeze the batter together it will form up). It will be just like play dough, it will be really easy to work with. Form the dough into egg shapes, and place in the refrigerator for about an hour or more.

Place the melting chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave 40 seconds at a time stirring in between until completely melted.

Dip each egg in the melted chocolate and place on waxed paper until set. You can use a toothpick, a fork or a skewer, whatever you are comfortable with or whatever works best to get the excess of the chocolate off after dipping. With the left over chocolate use a fork and go back and forth across to make the fancy swirls on top of the eggs. We do chocolate on white and white on chocolate. 

Let them set up on the wax paper in the refrigerator (freezer tends to crack them, so to avoid that use refrigerator or room temperature to let them set up. Enjoy your homemade Easter treat.


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