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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

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Happy Tuesday! Can you believe Easter is this weekend already?! I always loved celebrating Easter growing up and I'm so excited that this year, Easter falls on Ella's 4th birthday! Needless to say, there will be a lot of celebrating this weekend :)

I've never really been a huge candy fan, even as a child. But, there was always one candy that caused serious excitement when looking through my Easter basket on Easter morning: peanut butter eggs. It's no secret that I love peanut butter. I have peanut butter pretty much everyday with breakfast and it's basically something I couldn't live without. Do you know when people ask you what you would take with you on a deserted island if you only had X amount of things? I think I definitely would have to figure out a way to incorporate peanut butter into my short list of things! 

Anyways, there is just something so delicious about that creamy peanut butter with the chocolate shell. And, it maybe strange, but I love the peanut butter eggs that are available only at Easter SO much more than a regular Reese's peanut butter cup. Does anyone else agree??

My version of the peanut butter eggs is super easy and would be so fun to decorate with your kids -- especially if you are looking for something to do this week on spring break! I picked up these {edible} candy decorations at a craft store, but you could always check a local bakery, too. I stuck with the spring and Easter theme and went with the different colored flowers and the cute little birds, but it's up to you on decorations!

I wanted you to see the inside of one of the eggs {see below} so I did cut one in half -- which was the perfect excuse to give it a try. Let's just say these need to be put in the freezer or hidden far, far away because chances are, I will eat them all if they are anywhere near me!

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Homemade Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

{what you will need}
2 cups peanut butter 
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
16 ounces powdered sugar
12 ounce bag semisweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 tablespoon shortening 
Decorative candies, if desired

{directions}
In a mixer, combine the peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar until you reach a smooth consistency. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Form peanut butter mixture into an egg shape {I used about 2 tablespoons of mixture to form the eggs} and place them on the baking sheet. Transfer baking sheet to the freezer for 1 hour to allow the eggs to set. Using the double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening together until smooth. Remove the peanut butter eggs from the freezer. Carefully cover the egg in chocolate {I used this candy dipping tool and ladled the chocolate over the egg to cover the top completely} and transfer chocolate covered egg to clean wax paper. Add any decorations that you desire at this point while the chocolate is still wet. Allow the chocolate to harden in the freezer before serving. Makes about 20 peanut butter eggs. 



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Thanks for stopping by and happy cooking!

8 comments:

  1. Rachel! These are almost too pretty to eat! What a fun recipe, thank you for sharing!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  2. You had me at Peanut Butter!! So adorable, my family would love these. Those lil decorative candies are so cute too!! Makes me ready for Easter!!

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  3. Peanut butter + chocolate are the keys to my heart, haha. :) Love this! Super festive for Easter, too!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  4. Two of my absolute FAVORITE things, peanut butter and chocolate! These are so cute and they look divine!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  5. Peanut butter eggs are my JAM! Really any of the Reese's holiday ones - the pb to chocolate ratio is just better. I'm so impressed you made some.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  6. those turned out so cute! I want to eat them all!

    kelseybang.com

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  7. Oh my goodness! I definitely shouldn't have looked at this post! Now I feel like I need to go and make these! Peanut Butter and Chocolate is totally the best combination!

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