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Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe

Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 204 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Peanut Butter Eggs

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lindallang User ID: 4226578 126108
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

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

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hulagirlfriend User ID: 462264 126904
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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CDarLynn User ID: 5926646 54834
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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MrsKase User ID: 3265136 126106
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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merrymiles User ID: 2735440 51528
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"If you search on google.com you will fing many recipes for coconut fudge."

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junkwoman User ID: 2900070 92132
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2008

"THESE ARE TRULY AWESOME MY FAMILY LOVED THEM. I WOULD LIKE TO FIND A RECIPE THOUGHT FOR COCONUT FUDGE ANY ONE HAVE ONE>?"

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