What says Easter more than chocolate? And what pairs with chocolate better than peanut butter? A few years ago, I found this recipe in the Country Woman magazine and couldn’t resist giving it a try. I was not disappointed. What a tasty, delightful treat these Peanut Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs proved to be. This is a great recipe to use with children. They will have a lot of fun decorating the finished product. These are the perfect Easter eggs since you get to “paint” them and eat them, too!
- 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
In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, butter, and vanilla until well blended. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar and cracker crumbs. Shape mixture into 16 eggs; place on wax 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. Let stand until set. Store in airtight containers in refrigerator. Yield: 16 eggs.
The other fun thing I enjoyed about this recipe, was the chance to share with others. I enjoyed giving these away as gifts to elderly family members. No one is too old for a little Easter chocolate!
Happy baking and until next Saturday, God Bless,