These Easter eggs as we like to call them, have a creamy peanut butter filling and a decadent chocolate coating. These chocolate peanut butter eggs are perfect as gifts or for a fun project in the kitchen with the little ones! You may also enjoy slow cooker pineapple and citrus glazed ham or Amish style mashed potatoes for your Easter dinner!
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Chocolate covered peanut butter eggs
- 1/4 cup salted butter softened
- dash of salt
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar *see note
- 1-2 cups melting chocolate wafers
- Sprinkles or white chocolate (optional)
- In a medium sized bowl, mix peanut butter, dash of salt (the salt helps to balance the sweetness a little), and softened butter until smooth and lump free. Sift confectioners sugar, then mix it into peanut butter mixture, 1/2 cup at a time.
- Form peanut butter mixture into eggs (about a tablespoon of peanut butter mixture per egg), then layer a baking sheet with parchment paper and place peanut butter eggs on top. Freeze for 30 minutes. After 25 minutes or so, Melt the chocolate wafers in a microwave stirring at 30 second intervals, or use a double broiler on the stove top and stir frequently until melted.
- Remove eggs from freezer, then take a fork and insert it partially into the center of the bottom-end of the egg. Using the fork as a skewer; coat the eggs with melted chocolate on all sides, then gently replace onto parchment paper covered- baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with your favorite sprinkles, or drizzle white chocolate over eggs (optional). Once chocolate has hardened, remove the eggs from the parchment paper, then place them into a container and cover with the lid. Refrigerate the eggs for 1-2 hours to allow them to set properly, then Enjoy!
Note* If the mixture is too soft to form into eggs (or you prefer a firmer and sweeter peanut butter filling), you can add more sifted confectioners sugar, which will sweeten the peanut butter mixture, so be sure to taste as you go.
These yummy little eggs are best with coffee in my opinion. I don’t have an overly sweet tooth (I’m more of a French fry girl), but these chocolate peanut butter eggs are hard to put down!
Someone had fun watching the process, and tasting all the goodies, if you wish to keep these a secret for a surprise for later you certainly can. My kids enjoy adding sprinkles and watching the chocolate coating, so we make a fun morning of the process and hope for the least mess possible. ha!
Feel free to let me know how they turned out for you in the comments below and pin the recipe for later!