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These Better than Reese’s Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs are a fun and easy Easter treat! A homemade version of one of my favorite candies! showmetheyummy.com #reeses #peanutbutter #chocolate #easter
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Better than Reese's Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

These Better than Reese’s Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs are a fun and easy Easter treat! A homemade version of one of my favorite candies!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate covered, easter treats, peanut butter filling
Servings: 12 eggs
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with silicone mat
    or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized sauce pan combine peanut butter, butter, dark brown sugar, vanilla, and salt.
  • Stirring constantly, heat until the mixture has fully melted.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Stir in the powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time. Make sure the powdered sugar has been fully incorporated before adding another 1/4 cup. Set aside until the mixture has come to room temperature.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, scoop the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Use your fingers to shape the mixture into an egg shape. (Look at my photos for help)
  • Freeze the eggs on the baking sheet until hardened, about 15-30 minutes.
  • Once hard, prepare your chocolate coating.
  • Microwave the oil and chocolate chips (do this in a measuring cup) in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate has completely melted.
  • Dunk one egg at a time into the melted chocolate by placing an egg on a fork and lowering it into the chocolate. Use a spoon to spoon chocolate over the top.
  • Once the egg has been fully covered, gently tap the handle of the fork on the side of your measuring cup to get any excess chocolate off.
  • Place onto the prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining eggs.
  • Freeze until the chocolate has hardened and enjoy!

Notes

Store these in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.9mg