Friday, April 18, 2014

Posted by jinson on 10:51 AM 16 comments
Last week I was in the store and decided to pick up my favorite Easter treat- chocolate covered peanut butter eggs (you know the brand ;) ).  It is the one sweet  Easter tradition that I allowed myself to carry with me as I switched over to 'adulthood' .  After I got home, I put them in the fridge like I always do.  A few hours later when I ate one of them I was slightly taken aback.  THIS is the treat I always look forward to so much each year?  The chocolate was paper thin and the peanut butter was dry and crumbly.  I can do better I thought.  Below is the recipe I used. Even though my eggs have a little room to improve looks wise, it was really MUCH more simple than I thought it would be.  I will never buy another store bought peanut butter egg.




Ingredients

  • 16 oz jar of peanut butter
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extrace
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 TBSP and 1 tsp coconut oil or vegetable oil

Directions:



  • In the bowl of your stand mixer (or other large mixing bowl if using a hand mixer) , mix powdered sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, and softened butter with whisk attachment.


  • Add milk, one tablespoon at a time until it becomes a nice workable dough.  It will be a little bit sticky, but will scoop nicely.

  • Scoop 2 tablespoon sized rounds onto a large baking sheet or cutting voard lined with parchment paper.  If you find yourself out of parchment paper- like I did- you can use plastic wrap, but you will have to allow the chocolates to set up in the fridge or freezer.

  • Flatten and form into an egg shape with your fingers.  
  • When you are ready to dip the eggs in the chocolate, place the chocolate chips and coconut oil into a microwave safe glass container and heat at 30 second intervals, stirring well between each heating until melted smooth.
  • Dip the eggs into the chocolate.  I put mine on top of a spoon and dipped it down into the chocolate, lifting it up and allowing the extra to drip off afterwards.
  • Once you have all of the eggs dipped and placed on the wax paper (NOT TOUCHING), put the eggs into the fridge or freezer to set up.

16 comments:

  1. I had peanut butter and chocolate sundae last night.. it was really good!

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  2. These look super simple to make. I am going to pin this to try next Easter.

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  3. Chocolate and peanut butter are an awesome combination! I bet they tasted amazing!

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  4. I love this recipe! Perfect for Easter, but I love them so much that I'll make them year round.

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  5. love this recipe. and it doesnt require any cooking

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  6. These are one of my favorite treats too. I definitely need to try these! Pinned it for later. ;)

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  7. Oh, I never realized how easy it would be to do my own! Thank you for sharing!! I will have to give these a try because let's face it - they don't have to be an Easter only thing, right!? ;)

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  8. These sound really good & you make them sound pretty easy to make! I might have to give them a try.

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  9. I will have to make some for my husband. He loves chocolate and peanut butter.

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  10. yummy, love chocolate and peanut butter --- looks easy to make!

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  11. You got two of my favorite ingredients, peanut butter and chocolate. Yummy dessert and sure my kids will like it.

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  12. Mm, I may or may not have just sneaked one of these out of my son's soon-to-be Easter basket. They'd be better to make at home!

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  13. I'm Going To Enjoy Making These Thank You!

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  14. Now that looks like a delicious treat, for sure. Thanks for the recipe!

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  15. Sounds awesome! Thanks for this, pinning it!

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