Chocolate Easter Eggs Recipe
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1-1/2 to 2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 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.
1 each: 204 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Chocolate Easter Eggs
"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'ssugar, 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!"
"I'd made these treats last year and I plan to make them again! This is a great recipe!Dawn E. Lowenstein"
"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"
"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."
"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!"
"These are great!!! I just ran across the recipe & realized I've made these for years. Everyone always loves these easy treats."
"These are great. I made them in the past and just made them today for my kids, 14 and 18."