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Peanut Butter Eggs

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
    about 5-1/2 dozen

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 sweetened shredded coconut, optional
  • 6 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup shortening

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 204 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • James
    Mar 1, 2020

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  • Richard Belcastro
    Mar 4, 2018

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  • Jennifer
    Apr 3, 2017

    So easy to make and taste good! Even added Easter sprinkles on top of the egg. Will be freezing them also. I am originally from Lancaster,PA and now live in RI,and you just can't find homemade eggs up here. It's all about Reese's!!! Thanks

  • lindallang
    Apr 21, 2014

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

  • hulagirlfriend
    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.

  • CDarLynn
    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.

  • MrsKase
    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!

  • kkwetzker
    Mar 31, 2010

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  • merrymiles
    Apr 4, 2009

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

  • junkwoman
    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>?