A recipe for delicious homemade peanut butter eggs
Making homemade peanut butter eggs is a yearly tradition in my family! For as long as I can remember, I helped my mom mix, roll and dip our peanut butter eggs before Easter. Naturally, I sampled the goods throughout the entire process too. Mmmmm.
This peanut butter egg recipe is passed down from my grandmother. It was
If I could change one thing, I wish she hadn’t given so many away to other people 🙂 This peanut butter egg recipe makes quite a lot, though. So, you will have lots left over to hand out to friends and family.
These days I usually make my own batch (and take full advantage of the chance to add more peanut butter). Since it’s one of my favorite Easter desserts, I wanted to share the recipe with you all!
Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs
1/2 lb Butter, softened
8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
2 lbs Powdered Sugar
1 cup Peanut Butter*
Milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate for dipping**
*I increase the amount to 2 cups for an extra peanut buttery flavor
**I use milk chocolate melting wafers, which can be found at most candy/cake decorating supply stores. Merckens is my favorite brand, so keep an eye out for those. You can also find them online. Your local grocery store may have chocolate melting wafers too, but they’re probably lower quality. A final option is melting semi-sweet chocolate chips and adding a bit of shortening to thin them out.
1. Mix together the first four ingredients: butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and peanut butter. Chill in the fridge for at least two hours.
2. Form the dough into egg shapes. Place on a tray covered with wax paper or parchment paper. Chill in the fridge (or freezer) until firm.
3. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Stir often to prevent chocolate from burning.
4. Coat the eggs in chocolate. Use a toothpick, fork, or spoon to dip the eggs and fill in spots. Return to the fridge to harden.
What is your favorite Easter candy to make / eat?