Peanut Butter Easter Eggs Recipe
- 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, optional
- 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.
1 egg (calculated without icing): 346 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
Reviews for Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
"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."
"I found these easy to shape and form into eggs. I added about 1/4 cup extra peanut butter."
"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."
"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."
"Didn't like the graham crackers but added 1 oz cream cheese - Oh my. Yummy"
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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!""
"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."
"Ephrata - please share your recipe. I too thought graham cracker crumbs were odd."
"I made these with my five year old son & he had fun helping & decorating them. They are easy to make, but I think they are just OK...They remind me of buckeyes, but buckeyes are much better. I didn't care for the crunchiness from the graham crackers (& dryness) & the peanut butter to chocolate ratio isn't good to me. There is too much peanut butter filling (which I understand is like a normal peanut butter egg or you could make them as small & thin as you like). Believe me, we ate them up in a couple days, but I just feel like there could be a better recipe out there or I would use the buckeye recipe & shape them into eggs instead of balls."
"I can't understand why you would put graham cracker crumbs in peanut butter eggs! I have made 1000's of peanut butter eggs and never did! I get many great compliments on my peanut butter.."
"Adding salt to the peanut butter mixture is the trick to making them taste like Grandma's, or those name brand ones we all love so much :D"
"I am going to make this recipe, but I need help and tips on how to dip the peanut butter eggs in the chocolate to make them look as good as or nearly as good as the picture. I've made similar recipes (chocolate covered peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate) and tried toothpicks and kabob sticks but the peanut butter balls fell off. Help!"
"My Grandmother gave me peanut butter eggs every Easter when I was growing up. I have been searching for a recipe so I can make them for my kids and carry on the tradition. To make it extra special, I looked online and found a company, Box and Wrap that has the cutest Easter candy boxes and candy bags. I chose the bunny shaped candy box."
"These are really good, but not exactly the ones my grandmother made that I was hoping to duplicate."
"So easy to make! I may add more pb for a stronger taste tho."
"easy to make and delicious. they were a hit :)"
"This was really easy to make and I found that the easyest way to make the egg shape was to use a ice cream scooper, which made the perfect size and I was able to get 16 eggs out of it. Very cute for an Easter snack..!!!"
"Yes very delicious and super easy - I made them round and bitesize and got 32 out of this recipe - everybody loves these!"
"I have used this receipt several times. Its always a hit! Highly recommend and easy to make."
"Great recipe! For kmandres, Nabisco makes packaged graham cracker crumbs, probably other brands as well. Check out the baking supplies aisle at your supermarket!"
"These eggs were fun to make and even better to eat! Everyone loved the them!"
"These peanut butter eggs are easy to make and taste delicious. I had a hard time saving enough to bring to our Easter gathering because my teenage daughters kept eating them!"
"These were great! Best recipe for PB eggs! And they are so easy!"
"THEY R JUST SO INVITING TO EAT.LOLO THANKS LIZ"
"Absolutely Awesome!!!! My sister and I made these last night and they were terrific!!!!!! We will be making these again and again and even different shapes!!!!!! Thanks for a FUN, AWESOME, easy recipe!"
"A real hit with young and old alike! easy to make, too!"
"great recipe so delicious"
"it was very good. But I need to buy or be able to crush up the Graham Crackers better."
"I am going to make them for my friend who is crazy for peanut butter & chocolate but I will shape them as bon bons."
"Wow are these delicious! I make a similiar recipe for peanut butter buckeyes and for Halloween peanut butter eyeballs, but the graham crackers make these unique! Do your self a favor though and use chocolate flavored bark instead of the chocolate chips and shortening to dip the eggs in. It is much easier and taste just as good."
"This recipe was so good that I had to make a second batch for Easter. It will definitely be my favorite peanut butter egg."
"I really like this recipe and am surly make this one again."
"Mmmmm these were sooo good, and so easy to make. I don't think Easter will be the only time I make them!"
"Yummy! These are the best treat I have ever made."