Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs


This recipe for the peanut butter eggs is actually the same one that I use for Buckeyes.  I made these for my 4 kids while they were young & I still make them even though they're grown! Now my grandchildren enjoy them, too.   Who doesn't love a yummy treat?  I certainly feel sorry for those with peanut allergies because these are SO delicious.  Please try this easy recipe.  You're family will be so "hoppy"!!!!

Candy:

4 cups powdered sugar
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 t. vanilla

Coating:

12 oz. chocolate chips
1 T. shortening (can you believe that, back in the day,  we used to use 1/2 bar of parafin?)

Mix candy ingredients together until smooth.  I do this in my mixer.  Form into eggs & place on a cookie sheet that is covered with wax paper.   I actually made 20 eggs from this recipe.  You can now put these in the freezer for about 30 minutes to get really cold.  You also can put  them in the fridge to do later.

Melt the chocolate chips with the shortening.  I keep the melted chocolate in a bowl & place that bowl in another bowl of warm water.  This way the chocolate stays smooth.  Don't get any water into the bowl of chocolate!  Dip the eggs in the chocolate & place back on the wax paper.  You can decorate them with sprinkles or pipe names on with some melted white chocolate, if you wish, or leave plain.  Store in the refrigerator. 

Now, don't you deserve to eat one????  Sure, you do!!!  There are plenty left to share.  Happy Easter!!!

Makes approximately 20 eggs, depending on size formed

3 comments:

  1. my husband, son and grandson #1 loves chocolate, I may have to try this. thanks. Have a blessed Easter.

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  2. Love these beautiful (and edible!) eggs. Thanks for posting the recipe to Foodie Friday!

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  3. ooooh so glad I clicked this!

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