Chocolate Peanut butter Eggs

Chocolate 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 for Easter or for simply 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 holiday dinner. Scroll below the recipe card to see a list of our holiday favorite recipes and additional notes on these chocolate covered peanut butter eggs.

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Chocolate covered peanut butter eggs

Chocolate covered peanut butter eggs

marilynpeight
These simple peanut butter eggs with a chocolate coating, have just the right balance of sweetness that will keep you coming back for more! These chocolate covered peanut butter eggs are a fun project to do with little ones too.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Freeze time: 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 eggs

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup salted butter softened
  • dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 -1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar *see note
  • 1-2 cups melting chocolate wafers
  • Sprinkles or white chocolate (optional)

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • Fit a baking sheet with parchment paper, then form the peanut butter mixture into eggs (about a tablespoon of peanut butter mixture per egg) and place onto the baking sheet *see note. Freeze for 30-60 minutes. 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 and drop the partially frozen peanut butter eggs into the melted chocolate, coating carefully on both sides with chocolate. *see note. Sprinkle with your favorite sprinkles, or drizzle white chocolate over eggs (optional).
  • Chill the eggs in the refrigerator until the chocolate has hardened, then remove them from the parchment paper and place them into an airtight container with a lid to store.

Notes

*Note these peanut butter Easter eggs can be kept at room temperature for up to 5 days after refrigeration process, to have them last longer you can keep them refrigerated.
If the peanut butter mixture is too soft to shape, additional confectioner’s sugar can be added. Add the confectioner’s sugar sparingly (or to taste) because the mixture will get pretty sweet if too much sugar is added. 
When shaping the peanut butter eggs, water is your friend to keep the peanut butter from adhering to your fingers or the spoon. 
A little vegetable oil (several tablespoons or until thinned to preference) can be added to the melting chocolate to thin it out for easier coating. 
Additional notes and step by step photos below. 
 
Keyword Chocolate, peanut butter, eggs, Easter eggs
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Equipment needed for making these chocolate covered peanut butter eggs:

  • Mixing bowl I like to use my stainless steel mixing bowls for mixing up the peanut butter filling. For melting the chocolate in the microwave you can use a glass dish or a double broiler.
  • Sieve A sieve is useful to have for sifting the confectioner’s sugar, which helps to create a more smooth and lump free peanut butter filling.
  • Parchment paper I like to use parchment paper to line the baking sheet with before freezing the peanut butter eggs. This also makes removing the frozen eggs from the baking sheet much easier.
  • Baking sheet A baking sheet is spacious and useful to have for placing the peanut butter eggs onto for freezing.
  • Airtight container I like to store my peanut butter eggs in an airtight container scroll on down to see storage options for these peanut butter Easter eggs.

Step 1: 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.

Steps 2-3: Fit a baking sheet with parchment paper, then form the peanut butter mixture into eggs (about a tablespoon of peanut butter mixture per egg) and place on the baking sheet. Freeze for 30-60 minutes until partially frozen and easy to remove from the baking sheet. 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 and drop the partially frozen peanut butter eggs into the melted chocolate, coating carefully on both sides with chocolate. Sprinkle with your favorite sprinkles, or drizzle white chocolate over eggs (optional).

What can I add to the peanut butter mixture if it is too soft to shape?

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. You can also refrigerate the peanut butter filling for 30-60 minutes until the filling has hardened a bit and is easier to shape.

Step 4: Chill the eggs in the refrigerator until the chocolate has hardened, then remove them from the parchment paper and place them into an airtight container with a lid to store. Enjoy!

Other Family Holiday Favorites:

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!

My kiddos had fun watching the process, and tasting all the goodies. If you wish to keep these chocolate covered peanut butter eggs a secret for your treasure hunt on Easter day 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 while working with two toddlers. ha!

Storage options for these chocolate covered peanut butter eggs:

These chocolate peanut butter eggs keep well at room temperature for 5-7 days. They can also be frozen if you wish to keep them fresh for several months before using. If freezing be sure to keep them in an airtight container.

Feel free to let me know how the chocolate peanut butter eggs turned out for you in the comments below, and be sure to pin the recipe for later. Thank you for your support!

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