Peanut Butter Easter Eggs Recipe
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Peanut Butter Easter Eggs Recipe

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Get the kids involved in making these chocolate and peanut buttery treats, well worth the sticky fingers! — Mary Joyce Johnson, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure 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

Nutritional Facts

1 egg (calculated without icing) equals 322 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip eggs in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off.
  3. Return eggs to baking sheets. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. If desired, decorate eggs with icing. Let stand until set. Store in airtight containers in refrigerator. Yield: 16 eggs.
Confectioners' sugar icing: In a bowl, mix 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 4 teaspoons corn syrup, 1 teaspoon almond extract and 1-2 tablespoons milk until smooth. Tint with paste food coloring if desired. Yield: 2/3 cup. To decorate eggs with bunny ears: Cut decorative paper into bunny ears. Tape each ear to a toothpick; insert into top of eggs. Remove ears before eating.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Easter Eggs in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p50

Nutritional Facts

1 egg (calculated without icing) equals 322 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

"These are great. For those who are questioning the graham crackers, the graham crackers help give them the Reese's texture. If there is anything I would do differently next time it would be to add a little more peanut butter. Great recipe though"

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"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."

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Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"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!""

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

"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."

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"Ephrata - please share your recipe. I too thought graham cracker crumbs were odd."

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