Easter is almost upon us, which means it is high time to enjoy some peanut butter eggs! Peanut butter and chocolate are obviously an amazing combination, and these eggs take it to a whole new level, they’re probably my favorite thing about Easter (well, except maybe dying eggs, yep, I’m 23 and still make my family dye eggs every year), my Aunt Linda has been making them for as long as I can remember! With only 5 ingredients – powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, evaporated milk, and chocolate – these eggs are super simple to make, just a fair warning, they can be messy, but they’re well worth it!
First combine the powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, and milk by hand and chill. Then shape them into eggs, place on wax paper covered cookies sheets and freeze. Unfortunately I don’t have pictures of this part because it was super messy and I was in a hurry to get to the chocolate part! Speaking of chocolate, melt it either in a double boiler (my preferred method) or in the microwave.
I find it easiest to keep the peanut butter eggs frozen, working with a few at a time to cover them in chocolate. There are two methods I’ve used to cover the eggs. First, you can put the egg in the chocolate, and remove with a fork once the egg is entirely covered.
Second, you can dip the bottom half of the egg in chocolate, place it chocolate side down on a wax paper covered cookie sheet, then spoon chocolate over the top of the egg, and spread.
I then put the chocolate covered eggs back in the freezer to cool faster, I’m too impatient to wait for them set at room temperature! Plus they’re super tasty frozen, I usually store them in the freezer as well.
Try not to eat them all at once!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
Yields about 4 dozen depending on size
2 lbs powdered sugar
12 oz peanut butter
2 sticks butter or margarine
9 tablespoons evaporated milk
16 oz chocolate chips (I like semi-sweet)
– Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips by hand and chill
– Form peanut butter mixture into desired egg shapes, place on wax paper covered cookie sheets, and freeze
– Melt chocolate in either a double boiler or in the microwave
– Working with a few eggs at a time cover with chocolate, and place on wax paper covered cookie sheets
– Allow chocolate to set, placing in the freezer if desired