Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs

Last week I made a big mistake.  I made an entire batch of homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs!  Why a mistake?  They were so good I ate them all!  The Whimsical Princess shared a great recipe last year that some of you might have already seen.  This was my first encounter making a homemade version of my favorite Easter treat.  You have plenty of time to check out the original recipe (here) and make your own before Easter.  But you might want to wait a few days if you plan to have any left by Sunday!

-4 cups powdered sugar
-1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
-1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
-2 to 3 tablespoons milk
-3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
-1 tablespoon shortening


1) Mix together the powdered sugar, peanut butter, and butter.  Add milk one tablespoon at a time until it becomes a workable dough.  Just as the recipe says, the dough will feel like play-doh!
2) Form the dough into egg shapes and place in freezer for one hour.
3) Place chocolate chips and shortening in glass measuring cup.  Microwave 1 minute at a time stirring in between until completely melted.

4) Dip each egg in the melted chocolate and place on waxed paper until set.  I used a toothpick to dip the egg and then used a fork to gently slide the covered egg onto the paper.

5) Wait a couple of hours and then eat as many as you can until they're gone.  :)
These were so good!

1 comment:

Kait said...

They look bomb! Going to try this today.