Chocolate Peanut Butter Egg Recipe

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

This chocolate peanut butter egg recipe is a big hit at our house! We all love peanut butter and chocolate and have a hard time resisting that ‘popular brand’. Of course, it’s fun to fill Easter baskets with their chocolate peanut butter eggs this time of year. 🙂 But if you are hoping to save a little cash and give your family an all-natural homemade version of this popular treat, I’ve got you covered!

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This recipe doesn’t takes just a few ingredients and there’s nothing artificial in them (except those multi-colored sprinkles). I can’t make any claims about them being low in fat or sugar, that would be a lie. But I can tell you that they taste great and you can make a batch in about an hour. Your whole family will enjoy them…so be prepared to make a second batch, because I guarantee that they won’t last very long!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Just a note before we begin… you’ll want to store these candies in the refrigerator because the chocolate coating does get rather soft and melty. It might be best to have kids eat them at the table with a napkin!

I’m thinking about using food grade beeswax in the dipping chocolate the next time I make my own candy. Hopefull that will help reduce the ‘melt in your hands’ aspect of these yummy treats. 🙂

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Sweet and slightly salty peanut butter candy covered in chocolate! Shape them like eggs for Easter, or roll into a ball for everyday treats.
Prep Time40 mins
Chilling20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Candy
Keyword: Easter
Servings: 16 eggs

Ingredients

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions

  • In mixing bowl combine confectioners sugar, melted butter, peanut butter, salt, and granulated sugar. Mix until smooth.
  • Shape spoonfuls of peanut butter mixture into egg shapes. Place on waxed paper and chill for 10 minutes to harden. While eggs chill, get chocolate ready.
  • Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small bowl over a pan of hot water.  (A double boiler works well.) Stir until smooth. This takes a few minutes. Be careful not to get water into chocolate.
  • Place peanut butter eggs, one at a time, into melted chocolate. Remove from chocolate and place on waxed paper lined cookie tin. Top with sprinkles if desired. Place sheet of dipped eggs into the refrigerator for 20 minutes or so to chill and harden. Enjoy!

Notes

You could try using beeswax in place of coconut oil for a dipping chocolate that hardens better and creates less mess.

Homemade All Natural Chocolates for Special Occasions!

I almost never buy candy. For special occasions, I sometimes purchase organic chocolate bars as gifts. But recently I started making my own all natural chocolates to give instead.

Growing up, my Mom would often make sweets for holidays, birthdays, and special gifts. I think I learned from her that a homemade gift is much more special and appreciated than something purchased.

Making the peanut butter filling…it’s hard not to just eat it like this!

I remember making these chocolate peanut butter egg candies back then, so I asked my Mom for the recipe. She shared several recipes with me that we used to make back in the day. 🙂 I’m hoping to try more of them!

Cooking, baking, and making sweets from scratch is a great way to learn a homesteading skill that anyone can do…no matter where you live! Try creating your own chocolates for those special occasions and as gifts for your family and friends!

In the process of dipping peanut butter eggs into chocolate.

A Twist on a Popular Candy

Although these Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs taste very close to the big name brand, they are actually a twist on those popular Buckeyes you see around Christmas time. I tweaked the recipe that my Mom used a bit and shaped them into eggs for an Easter treat. I hope you enjoy these melt in your mouth chocolate candies!

Allergen Info: Contains peanuts and dairy.

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Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady. In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org. The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.

9 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Egg Recipe

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  2. Mother of 3

    These look delicious and remind me of Buckeyes; we used to make them all the time! What a fun take on an old favorite for Easter. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Welcome Spring party. Pinned.

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  3. AnnMarie

    If I can get past not eating it before I get them on the tray Ill be good! Gonna try these, they look yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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