Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs [video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 6 reviews

Desserts Easter No Bake Desserts Recipes

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Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs are loaded with peanut butter and covered in a delicious chocolate coating. They are super easy to make and are our favorite treats for Easter!

With Easter around the corner, it is time to make some of our favorite dishes. For this occasion, we love making deviled eggs, slow cooker pineapple ham, or hot cross buns.

The Best Peanut Butter Eggs

Easter is one of our family’s favorite holiday. Since being a kid, I remember patiently waiting for the bunny basket, to enjoy some of the most delicious candies I can remember. And for me, the best reward was good homemade peanut butter eggs!

Till now, I remember how I would search the basked and look specifically for them. I adored them, and till now, they are my favorite treat to have. Not, only they are easy to make and flavorful, but they require a few simple ingredients which are also budget-friendly.

They’re easy to make and the longest part of the entire process is letting them cool in the fridge prior to dipping them in chocolate. If you love peanut butter, then these eggs will become your favorite go-to sweets.

They are not too sweet, yet have the right balance of peanut butter and chocolate. Simply put, they are the best and most amazing sweets you can get! Once you bite into them, they will melt in your mouth.

Give them a try and you will be making them over and over again!

What ingredients do I need to make homemade peanut butter eggs?

  • creamy peanut butter
  • unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • milk chocolate chips
  • vegetable shortening

HOW TO MAKE Homemade PEANUT BUTTER EGGS?

This is one of the easiest sweet recipes you can make.

  1. Start by combining the peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar until completely combined. Add milk, vanilla, and salt.
  2. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop out peanut butter mixture and shape it into eggs.
  3. Once rolled and shaped, place each egg individually into the baking sheet, and then used my fingers to shape the ends into an egg-like oval. Next, transfer them to the refrigerate to allow the peanut butter eggs to set, for about 30 minutes.
  4. Once the eggs are set and firm, melt the chocolate chips and shortening together in the microwave in 20-second increments, stirring after each, until completely melted.
  5. Then, simply dip each egg the chocolate mixture and, using a fork, flip it over so it is completely covered.
  6. Let the excess chocolate drip off and return them to the baking sheet.
  7. Lastly, refrigerate them back for another 30 minutes or until completely firm.
  8. Enjoy!

Can you freeze homemade peanut butter eggs?

Being high in fat makes peanut butter desserts perfect for freezing. First, transfer the eggs into a Ziploc bag or an airtight container and freeze them for up to 6 months. When ready to use them, just thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • It is best not to use natural peanut butter in this recipe. Because it is too oily and the eggs will not set properly. We recommend using the creamy version such as the Skippy brand.
  • Also, you can also use semisweet, milk, dark, or even white chocolate for the coating, if you prefer.
  • Similarly, they can be decorated with sprinkles or other ingredients desired.
  • You can substitute refined coconut oil for the vegetable shortening in the coating.
  • Apart from freezing, they can be stored in the fridge for about 3-4 weeks.
  • Sometimes we like making them in various shapes and forms. One of our favorite shapes is the bunny. Kids just love both eggs and bunny, so feel free to use this shape as well.

No Bake Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs are loaded with peanut butter and covered in a delicious chocolate coat. They are super easy to make and are our favorite treats for Easter!
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Chill: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 18 sweet eggs
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Instructions

  • Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  • Add powdered sugar and peanut butter to a large bowl and using a high-speed mixer, beat together until combined. Add melted butter and beat until smooth.
  • Add milk, vanilla and salt, continue to beat until a soft and smooth dough forms. The dough may be a little crumbly, which is ok.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough in a disk about ½ inch thick. Using an egg cookie cutter, measuring cups that resemble an egg or a knife, cut the dough into egg-like shapes. Place on the prepared cookie sheet. Freeze for an hour.
  • Add chocolate chips and shortening to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30 seconds increments, stirring after each one until fully melted. Careful to not burn it.
  • Using two forks, dip each peanut butter egg into the melted chocolate to coat. Place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Chill for 20 minutes, or until chocolate hardens. Keet in the fridge.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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Ruth I

I must agree that this is the best because it looks so good! I just can't wait to make it.

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Rosemary

Looks delicious, though I'm not a peanut butter fan. I wonder if I could substitute with something else or simply leave them out? Any tips?

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Brenda Young

Rosemary: do yourself a favor and just make these one time and you will really like peanut butter eggs. I have made these before and they are very tasty. just keep them in the fridge or they will get soft and messy.

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kathy Leibrandt

These are awesome!

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Michelle

My question about the expiration date of the milk. The milk is not cooked or heayed so how does the milk in the recipe not go bad

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They are good for a few days in the fridge, obviously you have to make sure to use fresh milk.

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Sam Armstrong

It's really disappointed when people make comments before they actual make them. How about try making them first then comment. Please use actual criticism and things that went well. People like to see if the recipe is worthwhile, not if you think you might like to make them. When you rate the recipe before you actually make them, you could be raising the level of stars on a bad recipe. With that said, I felt the recipe was very good. The filling is much creamier and maybe a lot sweeter than the Reeces' s peanut butter cup. However, I think that gives it a more homemade touch. I like to add sprinkles on them and sometimes I place a buttercream rosebud on them.

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Sharon

I ended up my peanut to thin am running out of chocolate could I add some more chocolate chips butter. Mine didn't cook as smooth as yours.

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