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Crunchy Chocolate Eggs

I've been making these chocolate candies since my children were young, and we still look forward to them every year. —Janis Plourde, Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    about 4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts
  • 3-3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening
  • Candy sprinkles

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in cereals and peanuts.
  • When cool enough to handle, drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Form into egg shapes. Refrigerate until firm.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip eggs in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set.
Editor's Note
Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
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  • dschultz01
    Apr 22, 2019

    These were not bad, and pretty easy to make. The only change I would make is to use milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet. Otherwise they were a very good dessert to serve at Easter or anytime.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Apr 14, 2016

    When I read the review that said these taste like the Whatchamacallit candy bar introduced in the late 70's, I had to make them. They truly do taste like that candy bar. These are really good!

  • cklop
    Mar 31, 2014

    We have peanut allergies so can I substitute soy butter? Will the consistency stay the same?

  • JillAndLea
    Dec 21, 2010

    Delicious. I have made them as eggs and as bars (put in 9x11 pan). My husband says they taste like a Whatchamacallit candy bar.

  • cook24
    Apr 5, 2009

    These are so good!

  • Cookin_Mom
    Feb 12, 2009

    I've made these as eggs, footballs, and will try them as hearts for Valentines. They are my boss's favorite treat.