Monday, April 6, 2009

step-by-step Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs To Die For


These are so rich, you just might actually die if you eat one...

Metal molds are a bit tougher to unmold than plastic. You have to be really patient and wait for them to be ready, but they do work.  If you have plastic or silicone this process will be much simpler!

The first thing you want to do is melt some chocolate chips in the microwave with just a bit of oil and stir until smooth.

Put a spoonful of melted chocolate into each egg cup and spread until the cup is all covered. Place in the freezer for a couple of minutes until hard.


Meanwhile mix semi-equal amounts of peanut butter and powdered sugar in a ziplock bag squishing it together until blended and smooth. I never measure, I just dump some peanut butter and powdered sugar in the bag and squish.

Pull the eggs out of the freezer and add another layer of chocolate. Pop back in the freezer. It will only take a minute this time to set since they're already so cold.

Fill the cups with the peanut butter mixture. If you run out, just mix more.

Spread chocolate over the top to completely cover the peanut butter. Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes or so.

Remember, working with melted chocolate is messy... your hands might end up looking like this...



Once you think they're ready, turn upside-down onto wax paper and tap to remove. If they don't come out easily, place back in the freezer for 10 more minutes. I hate waiting for them, but it's necessary to remove them. Half-way through removing them I had to put it back in the freezer for a couple of minutes to freeze again since they warm up quickly. Garnish with melted white chocolate or peanut butter chips.

A good alternative if you don't own egg molds is to use mini muffin tins or muffin tins OR make the filling, refrigerate it and form it into egg shapes then dip them into melted chocolate.


29 comments:

Mrs. Sheila said...

Yum!

Arya said...

These look YUMMMMMY!

chellekay said...

I love making homemade Easter eggs, I do my a tad bit different but I like how you did yours, where did you get the molds from?

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

What a great Easter recipe. Thanks for sharing and linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

betterislittle said...

I've never made homemade candies before but these look simple enough!

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

OH WOW!

that is all I can say....OH WOW!

Sandra said...

Those look GREAT! My favorite thing about Easter is the Reeses eggs. I would love to make these.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Oh my word how delicious do those eggs look? And the recipe is so easy!!! I'm heading out today to do some shopping, I'm keeping my eyes open for one of those egg tins!!!

Sherry said...

Yum! These sound delish! Great minds think alike! LOL! I posted some chocolate peanut butter eggs, too, although different than yours. Have a great day!

Joy said...

Oh my those look great!Thanks for the recipe!
Joy

Leann said...

Looks like you both had fun!

Have a blessed Easter!!

Shasta said...

Wow, I'm going to have to find some of those tins! Sounds a lot less messy than the way I do it!

Hoosier Homemade said...

I always find such great ideas on your blog! Thanks for sharing!
~Liz

Cam said...

Another Reeses fan - Thanks for sharing!

Persephone2182 said...

Oh YUMMY!!!!

newlyweds said...

Oh wow, these looks so good. My favorite candy on easter is the reeses eggs, I so have to make these!!!!!!!

Pami said...

YUMMY!!!!

shopannies said...

great and economical thanks for the step by step guide

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh my! these look amazing! I may have to attempt this! I really would like to devour one right now!
thanks so much for stopping by my blog...and for your kind comment!
Happy April!
;-D

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! ~Angie you are talented to make these eggs. They look delicious and so pretty!

Thanks for visiting and your kindness. I really appreciate it.

Have a blessed day.
~Melissa :)

Mary Ann said...

I could eat at least one of those right now! They look delicious. Thanks for sharing.:-)

Micah and Katie said...

yummy...I am going to be looking for egg molds after Easter for next year!!

Kimmie said...

My kids LOVE Reese's Peanut Butter cups and these would be a fun home-made Easter treat for them.

They look mouth watering yummy! Thanks for sharing!

I love the way you "boxed" up the egg with the Easter grass and plastic container. Fun home-made gift!

Kirstin said...

Oh my goodness...I should not make these...they would never last and I would seriously gain a lot of weight!!!

Susie Homemaker said...

Why? Why? Why? Please give me strength to resist...oh heck...I'm going to make them, I know it...

Thanks, I think...
Susie :)

Penelope said...

These look delicious! I may attempt to make some this weekend. Thanks for the instructions!

newlyweds said...

Just wanted to let you know I linked this post on my Easter goodies post. I am going to make these this weekend, can't wait!

Jenny said...

Those look delicious! YUMMY!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Very, very yummy!