Happy Easter! The Lenton season is upon us so it’s time to start the Easter food FUN! My homemade Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Easter Eggs are ALWAYS a hit this time of year and my laughter loves being in the kitchen so it’s a fun combination!
There’s nothing like good old homemade candies at Easter time. We make everything into eggs you know – French toast, candy – you name it! We’re home schoolers so keeping my children in the kitchen is a part of everyday life for us. My mom made chocolate covered peanut butter Easter eggs as far back as I can remember so now I’m passing the traditions on to my children. They’re fun and so festive and oh, lets not forget DELICIOUS! Plus it’s a “no bake” recipe so if your kids are really young you don’t have to worry about them getting burned using an open while you make these eggs.
Homemade Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Easter Eggs Recipe:
- 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners’ sugar
- 1 cup Skippy creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon milk (if needed! depends on the moisture level of your peanut butter)
- 8 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate(or chocolate chips, or Wilton’s Melting Chocolate)
- 1 tablespoon shortening (like coconut oil or any shortening you like)
In a mixing bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, butter and milk (if needed for moisture) until blended. Shape mixture into two 1/2 pound eggs or make a bunch of smaller eggs, or use an egg mold (see one here). Freeze eggs for 1 hour.
While the eggs are freezing, Melt chocolate in top of double boiler with shortening ( like coconut oil if needed). Melt over medium heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Stick a long fork in top of each peanut butter egg, dip it in melted chocolate to cover then drain on waxed paper (Reynolds parchment paper you don’t have to place on parchment but it helps keep them from sticking & my mom was always big on Reynold’s products so I’ve stuck with it since it worked for her!)). When the eggs are cooled and set, decorate the eggs. Make food fun!
Even easier: Use magic shell type ice cream toppings instead of melting real chocolate in a double broiler. It will harden and form if your eggs are cold from the freezer and its even easier!
Decorate your eggs with colored Wilton Drizzle (optional but fun)
If you make these without kids they are much “prettier” but also not as much fun! ☺
Check out my video on 5 Fun Ways to Dye Easter Eggs!