Easter is just a week away! If you have little ones, or are a little one at heart, you must have a lot of excited people in your home! I find Easter to be such a fun little holiday with the kids. It is so fun to see the kids hunt around the house for the eggs the Easter bunny has hidden around in crazy places. One of my favorite Easter treats is the Reese's Peanut Butter eggs. Those are just so dang tasty, but to me anything with peanut butter and chocolate is just a win all around.
This last winter I bought my huge supply of various chocolates for the year, and my poor white chocolate just isn't getting the love it should. I mean it is a 20 pound block of chocolate... so that's A LOT of white chocolate to use. There isn't a better way to use it then to dip a mixture of peanut butter, sugar and chocolate graham crackers in to it.
I hope you enjoy making these, although I am sure you will enjoy eating them more! These are a super simple recipe, so you can make them in a pinch! It makes about 18 of them.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
2 cups of chocolate graham crackers crumbs
2 cups of powdered sugar, aka icing sugar
2 cups of peanut butter, melted
3 cups of white chocolate cut into small pieces or white choclate chips
1/4 to 1/2 cup of melted milk chocolate
In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients, minus the chocolate, and stir until completely combined. You might need to get your clean hands in there and squish it together with your fingers.
If it seems too dry add some more melted peanut butter.
Once combined take some of the mixture about the size of a lime or the palm of your hand and roll it together and roughly make the shape of an egg. Make sure the bottom in flat but the sides and top and rounded.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and set aside while you finish shaping the rest of the mixture.
You can melt the chocolate by placing it in a microwave safe bowl and heating it by 35 second increments in the microwave. Stirring after each cooking time. Once almost completely melted stir the unmelted pieces until they have melted.
When all of the eggs are formed grab your melted white chocolate, drop an egg into the chocolate and with a spoon or a spatula, cover the egg with a good coating of the white chocolate. With a fork dig the egg out, making sure the flat side is touching the fork, and slide the fork along the edge of the bowl to scrape off some of the excess of the chocolate.
Place the eggs on cooling rack or if you have a dripping rack that would work better. Repeat the dipping and dripping steps with each egg until they are all finished. Make sure the cooling rack is on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Otherwise your counter is going to be a mess.
Once eggs are done take the melted milk chocolate and with a fork dipped in the chocolate gently and carefully drizzle the chocolate over the eggs to form lines.
Place the cooling rack in the fridge for 30 minutes or until the chocolate has completely hardened.
You can eat the eggs right away or store them in a air tight container in the fridge. You can also freeze them, when you are ready to eat them remove them from the freezer and allow to come to room temperature an hour before consuming.
So a little tip I have when it comes to dipping the eggs in the chocolate, is afterwards when the chocolate is still fairly liquidy, you will find bubbles on the surface. Take a little toothpick and go around and pop them, because the chocolate has not hardened it will slowly drip over the holes left behind from poking. Also drizzling the milk chocolate over top can help hide any holes.
If you are looking for a great, simple, tasty, cute treat to bring to an Easter gathering then here is a great idea just for you!
Happy Easter and happy eating!
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