Peanut Butter Eggs




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Introduction

Indulge in the irresistible goodness of homemade Peanut Butter Eggs, a delightful treat perfect for Easter or any sweet occasion. These creamy, nutty eggs are coated in rich chocolate for a delicious combination of flavors and textures.

Why Make This Recipe

Making Peanut Butter Eggs at home allows you to tailor the sweetness and ingredients to your preference. This recipe is simple, requiring only a few basic ingredients and minimal effort. Plus, the satisfaction of creating your own candies is a rewarding experience.

How to Make Peanut Butter Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. (about 3 1/2 cups) powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix powdered sugar, peanut butter, cream cheese, softened butter, and vanilla together with your hands until thoroughly blended.
  2. Shape the mixture into egg shapes and place them on a baking sheet.
  3. Chill the eggs in the refrigerator until firm.
  4. In a crockpot set on low heat, melt chocolate coating.
  5. Dip each chilled peanut butter egg into the melted chocolate coating, ensuring it is fully covered.
  6. Place the coated eggs back on the baking sheet and let them set.

How to Serve Peanut Butter Eggs

Serve these delightful Peanut Butter Eggs at room temperature for a creamy and smooth texture. Enjoy them as a sweet treat on their own or as part of a dessert platter during festive gatherings.

How to Store Peanut Butter Eggs

Store the Peanut Butter Eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain freshness. They can be kept for up to two weeks, ensuring they are well-covered to prevent any odors from affecting the flavor.

Tips to Make Peanut Butter Eggs

  • Ensure the mixture is well blended to achieve a smooth and creamy texture for the eggs.
  • Use a cookie scoop or spoon to portion out equal-sized eggs for a consistent shape.
  • Work quickly when dipping the eggs in chocolate to prevent the chocolate from hardening before coating.

Variation

For a fun twist, try adding a sprinkle of sea salt on top of the chocolate coating for a sweet and salty contrast. You can also experiment with different types of chocolate coatings, such as white chocolate or dark chocolate, for a variety of flavors.

FAQs

  1. Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth? Yes, you can use crunchy peanut butter for added texture in the Peanut Butter Eggs.
  2. Can I freeze the Peanut Butter Eggs for longer storage? Yes, you can freeze the eggs in an airtight container for up to three months. Thaw them in the refrigerator before serving.
  3. Can I decorate the Peanut Butter Eggs with sprinkles or chopped nuts? Absolutely! Get creative with decorations to personalize your Peanut Butter Eggs.

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