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Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe
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Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe

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These easy-to-make confections are a must for me at Easter. Have youngsters help shape the eggs, then reward them with some of the chocolaty candies. —Ethel Charles, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:66 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 66 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 jar (17.3 ounces) creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (2 pounds) confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups flaked coconut, optional
  • 6 cups (36 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 204 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Beat in sugar. Stir in coconut if desired. Form rounded tablespoonfuls into egg shapes. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill for 30 minutes.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening: stir until smooth. Dip eggs until coated; place on waxed paper to harden.
  3. For more decorative eggs, place about 1/4 cup melted chocolate in a small plastic bag. Cut a hole in the corner of the bag; pipe chocolate over tops of eggs. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Eggs in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p160

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 204 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

Very rich! Too sweet for all the adults in our house.

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

Just made these - so many!! But they are incredibly sweet, too sweet for my taste. I am used to more of a "fancy candy shop" peanut butter filling, which has a smoother, less sugary/pasty texture. I am sure most kids would like these, though.

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

This was the tradition cream cheese egg I was looking for. Everyone loved them. I used my crock pot on low to melt the chocolate and dip. It melted it without burning it. It took me just under three bags of wiltons.

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

made these with my 12 and 3 year old this morning. We had some after lunch and they are very good. My 12 year old said they are better than Reese's!

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2010

These are AWESOME! We make them every year! So easy, and so yummy!

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