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Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (6-ingredients)

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs are the Easter dessert you need! This is actually a pretty simple recipe with just six ingredients. Yum!

Chocolate and peanut butter together is just the best, isn’t it? Such a classic, delicious combo. We’ve made quite a few recipes you’ll definitely want to check out after this one. Our Peanut Butter Muddy Buddy Cookies, Homemade Nutter Butters and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge are a few to start with.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

These would make wonderful favors for each place setting at Easter dinner, or wrapped in bags with pretty ribbon for a ‘take with you’ at the end of the day. Or you can be like me and just eat them all!

Ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Salt
  • Chocolate Chips

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs are the Easter dessert you need! If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you can make your own Reese's eggs at home.

How To Make Peanut Butter Eggs Like Reese’s

To start making homemade peanut butter eggs, mix all the ingredients except the powdered sugar and chocolate. Then, slowly add in the powdered sugar a little at a time. Make sure to mix well after each addition.

Press your peanut butter dough into a parchment lined dish and freeze until it’s firm. When it is ready, use your cookie cutter to make the egg shape.

If you can’t find an egg shaped cookie cutter, you can use a round metal cutter, and shape it into an egg shape to cut out the eggs.

Put the eggs back in the freezer for about an hour.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 15 second intervals, careful not to burn it! Dip your peanut butter egg into the chocolate, coating both sides and drizzling a little on top for decoration.

What Kind of Peanut Butter Should I Use?

It is totally your choice to use your favorite peanut butter brand. I prefer JIF. You can also switch it to almond butter.

How Long Will These Last?

If you keep in them in the fridge they will last up to four days. In the freezer, you can store them for up to a month. Truthfully though, they’ll probably all get ate the day you make them!

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs

Servings: 14

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs are the Easter dessert you need! If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you can make your own Reese's eggs at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter creamy
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 - 16 ounces milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 X 8 inch dish with Parchment paper letting the paper hang over the sides of the dish so you can easily lift out later.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the peanut butter, melted butter, brown sugar and pinch of salt, until well combined.

  3. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, mixing well between additions.
  4. Press the peanut butter mixture into the Parchment lined dish and smooth evenly with the back of a spoon.
  5. Freeze until it's firm enough to to cut.
  6. Using an egg shaped cookie cutter, cut out the peanut butter eggs and place them on the Parchment lined cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about an hour.
  7. Melt the chocolate in the microwave.
  8. When the chocolate is melted, dip the eggs into the chocolate on both sides using a large spoon to gently hold the egg.
  9. Lay the eggs on a lined cookie sheet and drizzle a little more chocolate from the end of the spoon, making a pretty design on the top of the eggs.
  10. Place the eggs in the refrigerator until the chocolate is set, about an hour to 2 hours.
  11. Store the eggs in the refrigerator or freezer until time to serve. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs
Amount Per Serving (14 g)
Calories 524 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 182mg8%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 56g62%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs are the Easter dessert you need! If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you can make your own Reese's eggs at home.

 

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2 comments

  1. Why do they have to be stored in the refrigerator. None of the ingredients really need to be refrigerated. My butter is always stored in a covered dish on the counter.