Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
Total TimePrep: 35 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.
- 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 and sprinkles, 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 and sprinkles. Let stand until set. Store in airtight containers in refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts1 egg (calculated without icing): 346 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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Dec 30, 2017
These were pretty good. The only thing I suggest is to add less graham cracker crumbs. Other than that they were a hit!
Mar 21, 2016
My husband and I made these last night. We plan on giving them away for Easter. He tried one last night and said they are a 10 star. SO I don't know if they will make it to easter. I did use a size 60 scoop to help make them uniform size, which also made 38 portions instead of the 16 per recipe directions. We purchased a local chocolate from our favorite chocolate store which made them even more special to dip them into. I will for sure be making these again.
Mar 19, 2016
I found these easy to shape and form into eggs. I added about 1/4 cup extra peanut butter.
Apr 5, 2015
Made these up for Easter treats and found them easy to make apart from dipping them in the chocolate. I found them a little too rich for eating that much at one time. I think I'll make them into balls next time.
Apr 5, 2015
I really liked the flavor, but they were hard to make. My peanut butter mixture was way crumbly and made clumps in chocolate. So definitely not as smooth and pretty as picture. I want to try again.
Apr 1, 2015
I also omitted the graham crackers - hubby is GF so no wheat. I used crunchy natural peanut butter and more vanilla. Gave as gifts for Easter.
Mar 23, 2015
Didn't like the graham crackers but added 1 oz cream cheese - Oh my. Yummy
Mar 18, 2015
if YOU ARE NOT INTO EASTER EGGS, TRY BUCKEYES. JUST ROLL YOUR PEANUT BUTTER MIX INTO ONE INCH ROUND BALLS. PUT A TOOTHPICK IN THE TOP. REFRIDGERATE FOR A COUPLE HOURS AND THEN DIP THE BALLS ALMOST ALL THE WAY INTO THE CHOCOLATE MIX. PUT IN PLASTIC CONTAINER, SEAL, AND KEEP IN FRIDGE TILL READY TO SERVE.
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
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.