For those peanut butter and chocolate lovers, peanut butter eggs are delicious treats to have for Easter. Adults and kids alike can enjoy making this candy at home using ingredients that can be found easily in a grocery store.
Things You'll Need
- One 8-ounce package of cream cheese
- 1 cup of butter or margarine
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
- 2 1/4 cups of chunky or creamy peanut butter
- Wax paper
- Cookie sheet
Combine eight ounces of cream cheese and one cup of butter or margarine in a bowl. Mix in one-half teaspoon of salt, one-and-a-half teaspoons of vanilla, two pounds of powdered sugar and the peanut butter.
Form the mixture into small Easter egg-shaped balls using your hands or baking molds. Make enough for at least 12 servings.
Put wax paper onto a cookie sheet. Then, place the peanut butter eggs on the cookie sheet. Freeze them for two hours.
Add chocolate coating to your peanut butter eggs. Melt some chocolate bars or chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler pot on the stove.
Remove the peanut butter eggs from the freezer after two hours. Using toothpicks, dip the eggs into the melted chocolate and place them onto an extra sheet of wax paper. Allow the chocolate-covered peanut butter eggs to cool before serving them. Refrigerate any leftover peanut butter eggs, rather than leaving them at room temperature, so that they don't get too soft or melt.
Tips & Warnings
- Feel free to add other ingredients according to your tastes. Some peanut butter egg recipes call for coconut or rice cereal for an extra crunch. Decorate your eggs with pastel-colored candy sprinkles to make them special for Easter.
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