April 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Eggs

Peanut Butter Eggs are sweet, delicious, egg-shaped peanut butter balls that are coated in chocolate.

Peanut Butter Eggs

Looking for a way to impress your friends and family with your culinary expertise?  Try making these delicious peanut butter eggs at your next gathering and everyone will think you have skills like the best of them.

The taste is that of a Reese's cup, but better since you made them with your own two hands.  The one piece of advice I would offer is to watch the size of your eggs as you're shaping them.  I always find myself making them too big, which in turn makes it harder to coat them with the chocolate.  Otherwise, this recipe is simple and impressive, to say the least.

I've begun the tradition of making them for Easter, however, you can also shape them into little balls making them appropriate for any holiday or party.  Make sure you have a glass of milk nearby to wash down these tasty little treats!


Peanut Butter Eggs

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Ingredients
  • 3½ cups of confectioner's sugar
  • 16 oz creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 8 -1 oz squares of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 6 -1 oz squares of white chocolate
  • 1 1/2 tbsp shortening
  • assorted food coloring

Instructions
    1. In a large bowl combine sugar, peanut butter, melted butter and milk.  Shape into eggs.  Place eggs on wax paper.  Freeze for at least one hour.
    2. Once eggs are frozen, melt the semi-sweet chocolate and 1 tbsp shortening in a double boiler or in a small saucepan over low heat if you don't own a double boiler.  Make sure to keep the heat VERY low so the chocolate doesn't burn.  
    3. Using a wooden skewer or a long-tined fork, dip the eggs in the chocolate, let the excess drip off, then return them to the wax paper.  
    4. Once all of the semi-sweet chocolate is all used, melt the white chocolate and remaining ½ tsp shortening and repeat the process for the remaining eggs. 
    5. When you're done, you should have remaining white chocolate.  Separate out a few spoonfuls into a small bowl and add a drop of food coloring, stirring to make the color you'd like.  Drizzle colored chocolate over the eggs.  Work quickly because once the chocolate is off of the heat it will quickly become too hard to drizzle!  Repeat this step with however many colors you want to use.
    6. Place coated eggs into the refrigerator to set. 

    Notes
    • Store the eggs in the refrigerator...that is, if you have any left!


    1 comment:

    1. Mmmmm...
      I made this recipe and they totally taste better than Reese's!

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