Chocolate Easter Peanut Butter Eggs

Mar 08 2013
Chocolate Easter Peanut Butter Eggs
35 minutes
I have the best Grandpa ever. Papa comes over every month with newspaper clippings of different recipes and craft ideas that he knows I will like. Well, this little gem was from Reader's Digest and as Papa says, "It's a Winner!". These are beyond delicious. I ate freaking four of them today. Seriously!? Yes, today was not good. I also ate a brownie. And cheddar cheese and baked Ruffles. Dear God, did I have anything of nutritional value today?  I'm only eating quinoa and lettuce tomorrow. I'm serious.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs

1/2 cup butter, softened
2-1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups dark (or milk) chocolate chips
1 tbs vegetable shortening
5 oz White chocolate and food coloring gels
1. In a large bowl, cream the butter.

2. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, cracker crumbs, peanut butter and vanilla.

3. With your hands shape the mixture into 16 eggs and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

4. In a microwave safe bowl, melt dark or milk chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip eggs in chocolate and allow excess to drip off. Decorate with sprinkles or leave as is. Return eggs to waxed paper. Chill until set. If you would like to use the white chocolate to stripe the eggs, microwave the chips and add a couple drops of food coloring gel until you achieve your desired color. Place in a piping bag and gently stripe your eggs. Refrigerate until set once again. 
Recipe from Reader's Digest.
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kathyr said:
24 March, 2013 - 14:58
BTW-the filling is AWESOME!
JessieJane said:
26 March, 2013 - 21:33
Yay! So glad you are trying them. Happy Easter!
kathyr said:
24 March, 2013 - 14:55
I made the peanut butter egg part today and have them in the freezer. I'll coat them on Friday or Saturday for Easter. (If I finish them now they will be gone by then!)
Anonymous said:
19 March, 2013 - 15:30
I had a hard time coating these in the chocolate, didn't come out so pretty!! I had marks from my tongs and missing chocolate in places on the peanut butter. Any suggestions? The flavor is awesome, better than Reese's eggs for sure!!
JessieJane said:
26 March, 2013 - 21:35
Hi! Thanks - Yes, it's kind of a pain to coat them. I put them in the chocolate with my hands then laid them down on the parchment paper and then smoothed them out with my spatula : )
Jodi said:
12 March, 2013 - 13:05
Can't wait to make these! My girls love Peanut Butter Eggs. I also love the whale glasses, can you please let me know where you purchased them? Thanks so much!
JessieJane said:
14 March, 2013 - 16:46
Thanks! I got them from Anthropologie : )
daisylu said:
12 March, 2013 - 12:28
Love these. They look like so perfect too...You do have the best grandpa. Tell papa thank you again from all of us!