- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- Confectioners' sugar icing, optional
- In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, butter and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and cracker crumbs. Shape mixture into 16 eggs; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.
- In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip eggs in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off.
- Return eggs to baking sheets. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
- If desired, decorate eggs with icing. Let stand until set. Store in airtight containers in refrigerator. Yield: 16 eggs.
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I made the recipe as is, with the exception of using almond bark for a coating and it came out great. I will definitely make these again.
We're not found of the taste of graham crackers so I was just going to leave out, but happened to have some vanilla wafer crumbs which worked well.. I also, like a few others suggested here, added a bit more peanut butter as I was mixing, just by taste. The eggs formed up so nicely, not a gooey mess, the chocolate mixture sets up nicely on it own but I did refrigerate as recipe calls for. This will be an Easter favorite, now, trying to keep my husband out of them until tomorrow. As a side note, I was reading Taste of Home while my 4 year old Grand-daughter was doing her thing next to me; she asked what I was doing and I told her going thru one of my favorite magazines to see if there was anything I might want to prepare for Easter. She said "can I see?" and I said "sure" and when she landed on the page with these Easter eggs, she said "Lets have these MiMi!"
I upped the peanut butter and downed the graham cracker ratio. I just played around with it until I could form the eggs. I have a similar recipe that I normally use and it is creamier than this one, but I like to try different recipes. Instead of dipping it in the melted dark chocolate chips mixture, I just used almond bark.
Ephrata - please share your recipe. I too thought graham cracker crumbs were odd.
I made these with my five year old son & he had fun helping & decorating them. They are easy to make, but I think they are just OK...They remind me of buckeyes, but buckeyes are much better. I didn't care for the crunchiness from the graham crackers (& dryness) & the peanut butter to chocolate ratio isn't good to me. There is too much peanut butter filling (which I understand is like a normal peanut butter egg or you could make them as small & thin as you like). Believe me, we ate them up in a couple days, but I just feel like there could be a better recipe out there or I would use the buckeye recipe & shape them into eggs instead of balls.
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