Chocolate Easter Eggs Recipe
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Chocolate Easter Eggs Recipe

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No store-bought Easter candy can compare to Mom's homemade chocolate-covered eggs. The heavenly centers have peanut butter, coconut and walnuts. These rich candies just melt in your mouth. -Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 204 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and peanut butter until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup confectioners' sugar and mix well. Stir in coconut and nuts.
  2. Turn peanut butter mixture onto a surface lightly dusted with some of the remaining confectioners' sugar; knead in enough of the remaining confectioners' sugar until mixture holds its shape when formed. Shape into small egg-shaped pieces. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip eggs; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Chill. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Easter Eggs in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p35

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 8836
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2012 Edited Apr. 15, 2014

"I have modified this recipe and this is what I'd done with preparing these delightful chocolaty treats: I used: 3/4 cup CREAMY peanut butter, 1-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 Tbsp. corn syrup, 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts/pecans combined. & the 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut. What I've done was to beat the butter and peanut butter until fluffy; then add 1-1/2 cups of confectioner's

sugar, the tsp. vanilla extract and the Tbsp. corn syrup. I didn't knead the candy mixture per se-I did just use my hands to mix in the coconut and the nuts-just until combined. I did cover the candy eggs and chill 1 hour, then I melted a 14-oz. bag of chocolate candy disks with 1 Tbsp. shortening over boiling water in my double boiler. I then chilled the eggs in order to allow the chocolate covering to set. This recipe made about 2-1/2 dozen-if I make the eggs a smaller size, I can yield more candy! This recipe is a pleasure to prepare! I made them again on 4/15/14! Thank you, Ruth Seitz, for sharing your Mom's recipe!
For me, this recipe is definitely a keeper! delowenstein p.s. If I don't have enough candy disks to melt, I would use 1 cup of disks and about 1 to 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips with the shortening to cover the eggs!"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 8835
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012 Edited Apr. 15, 2014

"I'd made these treats last year and I plan to make them again! This is a great recipe!

Dawn E. Lowenstein"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 9858
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012 Edited Apr. 15, 2014

"I had made thiese eggs last year & they were such fun to prepare! I took them to my volunteer hospital job and everyone there enjoyed them! I plan to make them this year, too! Dawn E. Lowenstein"

cynthiaelliott User ID: 1867504 18124
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"We loved these eggs. I will make these again. I used my devilled egg trays, sprayed with pam, to shaped these eggs. It worked very well."

Spiffy64 User ID: 5125460 9313
Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"Very delicious..had a reeses peanut butter cup flavor....I really enjoyed them. I was out of walnuts so I added more coconut and powdered sugar....Very good, will make again!"

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 9307
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"These are great!!! I just ran across the recipe & realized I've made these for years. Everyone always loves these easy treats."

nesting in Illinois User ID: 472204 3446
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

"These are great. I made them in the past and just made them today for my kids, 14 and 18."

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