Jessie Oleson

Chocolate Peanut Butter “Eggs”

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March 26th, 2013

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Easter Candy has come a long way. When I was young, it seemed as if it was a matter of chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and your choice of creme eggs or mini eggs in terms of treats. Then…along came the peanut butter egg. A delectable nugget of sweetened peanut butter coated in rich chocolate, it rocked my Easter basket and my world. Here’s a homemade version of a store-bought treat, made yet awesomer by incorporating peanut butter in the filling and the topping. A word of advice? If you’re creating these confections for a crowd, please make a double batch. They’re seriously that simple, that addictive, and that good.

Prep time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Active time: 30 minutes
Total time: 3 hours
Yield: 15-20 eggs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Ingredients

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eater Egg Ingredients

¾ cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter, softened
teaspoon salt
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups (about 12 ounces) milk chocolate
1 teaspoon Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter

Procedure

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the Smooth Operator peanut butter, butter, and salt together for 3 to 5 minutes. They should be nice and incorporated and smooth.

2. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar, one cup at a time. It will form into a fairly clumpy mixture. Add the milk as needed, until it forms a mass that is easily handled with your hands and doesn’t crumble apart. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl and re-mix lightly.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eater Eggs Sugar Confectioners'

3. Using your hands, form the dough into eggs. You’ll use a little less than a handful; I found it was a good reference to make an “OK” sign with my hand and shape the dough around it. As you finish shaping them, put the “eggs” on your parchment-lined baking sheet.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs OK shape dough

Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs Ready Chill

4. Put the sheet in the freezer for about 30 minutes, or in the refrigerator for up to overnight (cover it if it’s going to be overnight).

5. Near the end of your cooling period, begin to make the coating.

6. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the milk chocolate along with the Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter. Stir frequently so that the mixture does not scorch (that does not taste good). Once melted, you’re ready for business.

7. Using the tines of a fork, spear the BOTTOM of the first “egg” (we will deem this “the ugly side”) and coat all over with chocolate. Be gentle, because you don’t want the “egg” to shatter. Tap on the side of the pan so the excess can drip off. Place back on your parchment-lined sheet, with the bottom side facing down so it looks pretty. Repeat with the remaining eggs.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs Dipping Fork

Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs Dipped

8. Let the eggs set for about 2 hours, or until they are firm enough to be handled (use a spatula though, because like a candy bar, if you touch, your fingerprints will be imprinted). You can use a knife to trim off any excess chocolate that may be waiting in a delicious puddle under any of the finished eggs.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs Drying

9. These eggs will keep beautifully for up to 5 days, but don’t stack them on top of one another, because I promise they will stick together.

Completed Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

PEANUT BUTTER GIVEAWAY

What other traditional Easter foods — sweet or savory – would you consider adding PB to?

Leave a comment below with your answer to enter for a chance at winning a jar each of Smooth Operator and Dark Chocolate Dreams, the peanut butters used in this recipe.

DETAILS:

– The giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Monday, April 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.
– One entry per person.
– Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator and notified via the contact email provided on the comment form.
– Winner(s) will have until 04/01/13 to claim their prize or we will choose another winner.
– Winner will win one 16oz jar each of Smooth Operator and Dark Chocolate Dreams. Product will be shipped by Peanut Butter & Co.
– No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years of age to enter. See Official Giveaway Rules.

Chocolate Peanut Butter “Eggs”, 8.0 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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128 Responses to Chocolate Peanut Butter “Eggs”

  1. Karen Brady says:

    LOVE this recipe. I hope to make it for myself as I can’t eat the ones in the store due to my Celiac disease. But this recipe is totally gluten-free. And awesome sounding. YUM!!

    • renee neff says:

      love pb eggs and is a perfect gift for my grandaughter she loves pb eggs and big one i will make sounds yummy

  2. Josephine jones says:

    I wod make pb Deviled eggs and pb eggs in a basket :)

  3. Patricia Stowe says:

    Love these! I found a recipe a while ago that had graham cracker crumbs in it but I like this one better. :) I think I might add a peanut butter swirl to my usual cheesecake this year.

  4. DD says:

    I would make a PB Glaze for my traditional Easter Ham!!!

  5. Carri Danker says:

    These look yummy, better than the ones you buy in the store. Will need to try these asap to satisfy my chocolate and peanut butter addiction!!

  6. Jen says:

    I would add PB to our traditional family apple salad!!

  7. Kay says:

    I would add Peanut Butter and Co’s Dark Chocolate Dreams to my Easter brunch pancakes!

  8. Kate Coleman says:

    Great recipe, thank you! I would use the Dark Chocolate as a dip for Choc-covered strawberries and the PB as savory dip Peanut Butter Rice Krispy treats!! Great for the kids!

  9. kim says:

    i buy the kids pb eggs every year for easter and they are so expensive this would save me some money if i made them at home !

  10. Barbara Stenby says:

    I’m going to try adding PB to my rice krispy treat eggs i’m thinking Dark chocolate dreams

  11. Alysia Davis says:

    Peanut Butter in my chocolate peanut butter delights! They are heavenly! I will also try this recipe above as my family favorite is the Reese’s peanut butter eggs!

  12. Bess Witt says:

    There is alot of thing to make with PB.. PB Cookies, Celery and PB, PB Fudge, or you can make home made Reese Cups with PB, PB Ice Cream, Banana slices and PB, PB on crackers, PB frosting…. You get the hint! lol Would LOVE TO WIN, I could do Sooooo Much!

  13. Melissa says:

    This looks so easy! I am going to make these for Easter. Thanks for the recipe

  14. Pamela says:

    I would make a homemade chocolate cake with peanut butter icing for Easter dinner dessert.

  15. Debi weidleman says:

    I would add pb melted on to my popcorn…drizzled…during movie night with family on Easter.

  16. Kelly Zdrowak says:

    Oh that’s easy. My grandma makes carrot cake cupcakes every year. (Of course we have to eat all of them… what’s more easter than carrots :) ). I don’t like cream cheese though, so instead of a cream cheese icing, we use the white chocolate wonderful peanut butter in place of traditional peanut butter in peanut butter buttercream, and oh my god, it is to DIEEE for. top it off with some easter sprinkles, and a side of a frozen peep dipped in dark chocolate dreams peanut butter, and you’re good to go :)

  17. Kathy McCrae says:

    Add some PB to the Morning Easter Biscuits recipe!

  18. k cavalier says:

    Peanut butter pie!

  19. wendy carmack says:

    These are my girls favorite!!!!! But honestly anything with your yummy peanut butter in it is amazing!

  20. Cheryl says:

    I can’t wait to make these candy eggs!
    I would use peanut butter to make a peanut chicken salad with leftover chicken and serve it on a everything bagel ❤

  21. Emily C. says:

    I can’t wait to make these. Pb eggs are my fave Easter candy. Although I may have to give most away so that I do not eat them all.

  22. wendy carmack says:

    We are going to add some of the mighty maple to our morning pancakes, I figure we can’t go wrong to start our day that way.

  23. Emily C. says:

    As for other traditional foods, I’d have to go with the sweet side of things with pb cookies or truffles. Yum.

  24. Kate Voss says:

    I’d add pb to almost anything! Pb filled cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting for easter mornign!! Yum!

  25. Becky Veach says:

    Cupcakes with peanut butter! Mmmmm

  26. Terry Cross says:

    I would use the White Chocolate peanut butter between 2 Ritz crackers and dip them in the chocolate recipe from above. I think that would make them even better than they already are!

  27. Kyna says:

    I would add peanut butter to the apple salad. :)

  28. Anne says:

    I am definitely going to add some peanut butter to my Easter morning breakfast…it’s usually pancakes or cinnamon buns and peanut butter sounds delicious in both of those! Yum.

  29. Cheryl says:

    2 thumbs up! Oh my gosh LOVE this recipe…Going to try it and also going to try come melted caramel in the middle and roll on some peanuts and almonds on a couple of them..also going to try some jelly in the middle..will let you know how it turns out! I’m going to make a peanut dressing with snow peas for my salad its yummy for the tummy. Have a Happy and safe Easter everyone!

  30. Kim Tipton says:

    These look amazing! I would try adding peanut butter to my favorite homemade chocolate cake recipe.

  31. Georgiana says:

    White Chocolate Wonderful makes a great divine Easter peanut butter swirl in my Easter fudge brownies.

  32. Holli Litrenta says:

    How about adding it on top of pancakes Easter morning! Yum, the recipe looks delicious.

  33. john havvard says:

    I`m going to try that recipe plus make some peanut butter cookies

  34. Linda Carlson says:

    Peanut Butter filled Easter Sweet Bread! Yum!

  35. Kelsey says:

    These look so delicious! I would add peanut butter to cinnamon rolls – why not!?

  36. rachel s says:

    i would like to create a mousse with dark chocolate

  37. Kathryn says:

    Cadbury Creme eggs! Or is that too close? I’d love to know what a peanut butter jelly bean tastes like. We’ve got everything from pineapple to popcorn, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen peanut butter.

  38. Alyssa says:

    Dark Chocolate Dreams and Peep grilled sandwich!!!

  39. Becca Z says:

    We make hot cross buns with a confectioners sugar glaze for Easter Breakfast – I would add PB to the glaze.

  40. michele moss says:

    I would love to make this into an edible easter basket for the kids

  41. Kristin Troska says:

    How about a PB Glaze for Veggies? Maybe Curry PB on Broc or Cauli?

  42. Ro Bajsert says:

    Def will make these for Easter since I am “addicted’ to your “yummy” peanut butter!! :-)

  43. grace havvard says:

    Have you try to use other favors of the peanut butter? I`m going to try it with the white chocolate and bee`s knee

  44. Janette Goldstein says:

    I like to make cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Adding dark chocolate dreams or white chocolate wonderful as a filling instead or with the cinnamon could be quite delicious!

  45. Jeff Amador says:

    I would (and have already) definitely add either (or BOTH) peanut butters to our traditional pancake breakfast! So great :)

  46. MIssy Armstrong says:

    I made some like this over the weekend, I put mine in a 9×13 pan instead of egg size. Saves time and you would always use a cookie cutter to cut them out if you wanted.

  47. Anna says:

    I like to add it to oatmeal. Actually, I’ll add it to anything.

  48. Allison S. says:

    I add peanut butter to those huge chocolate bunnies. Makes them even more decadent! Haha

  49. Angie says:

    I would love t add PB to our breakfast of pancakes or french toast!

  50. Amy P says:

    These looks so good. We like to add peanut butter to so many things! I like adding peanut butter to apple pie dessert – yum!

  51. Pauline Gudas says:

    Making PB with chocolate chip cupcakes with chocolate frosting

  52. Jennah G says:

    This year I’m going to add peanut butter to my fruit salad – I can’t wait to try it, and this recipe!!!

  53. stephanie k says:

    I use to horde the Easter Peanut Butter Eggs but now I can have them all the time!! Love this recipe, so easy and too good!

  54. Jacqui says:

    I would make cream puffs with a pastry custard/ dark chocolate peanut butter filling for easter morning brunch or make a peanut butter glaze for the ham

  55. Robyn Dapre Jantzi says:

    I’m going to use PB on top of chocolate chip brownies!

  56. Mary says:

    Chicken Satay appetizers with peanut sauce!! YUM!!

  57. cindy mckean says:

    I used to make a bunny shaped cake at Easter, so I think I would use PB in that and this recipe. It looks great!! Thanks!

  58. Therese S says:

    I honestly will add peanut butter to almost anything – I think adding the Dark Chocolate (or really any flavor) to a streusel or sweet bread would be great!

  59. Joan says:

    Peanut Butter dip for fresh pineapple and strawberries – yumm!!!

  60. Samantha Ahmed says:

    THese look absolutely delish!!!!! I Have an obsession with all things peanut butter.

  61. karen thomas says:

    I am making brownie “eggs” with peanut butter! yummy :)

  62. Meg says:

    Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls!

  63. Francisco says:

    A spicy peanut butter and pineapple glaze for the holiday ham and a Dark Chocolate Dreams frosting for the pound cake!

  64. Eva says:

    I think pb would be PERFECT added to a bunny cake!!

  65. Amber Schlecht says:

    For our Easter, we do a bbq every year. I am definitely thinking of doing some savory peanut butter chicken on the bbq.

  66. Jennifer says:

    I love to put peanut butter and syrup on my pancakes/waffles. Yum!! For Easter I would consider adding PB as a glaze for my ham. It’s delicious on Chicken!

  67. Tonya says:

    I’d love to try peanut butter glaze on an Easter ham… but I’m definitely making some peanut butter eggs. They are my FAVORITE candy!

  68. Melanie says:

    Peanut butter cookies with bits of bacon. Of course this year I’m going to use the maple peanut butter which is my favorite!!

  69. Courtney says:

    I love to melt peanut butter and chocolate together and use it to coat pretzel sticks. I form the coated sticks into nest shapes and let them cool and harden and then put egg shaped candies in them. Everyone goes nuts for them at Easter dinner.

  70. Kelsi says:

    Super on oatmeal or waffles!

  71. Cecilia L. says:

    This is a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! For Easter (since we are a not-traditional family), I’ll be making spicy peanut noodles on the side with peanut butter. Happy Easter, everyone!

  72. Sara says:

    I love shrimp summer rolls as an appetizer with a peanut butter dipping sauce.

  73. Lynn C says:

    As a kid, I loved these rice treats with peanut butter and chocolate, will def use the dark chocolate dreams next time for the center! Decorate with some jelly beans and it’s perfect for Easter!

  74. tim ferree says:

    Peeps!

  75. Melanie Girouard says:

    Melted peanut butter on top of fresh vanilla ice cream and sprinkle Spanish peanuts on top- yummmmm!!

  76. Makayla Weil says:

    I would make a peanut butter glaze on my Easter pound cake recipe!

  77. Jeannine says:

    I think a smear of PB on some hot cross buns would be tasty!

  78. Danielle N says:

    I think I would try to make some sort of trifle for easter dessert. I’d have to include some sort of chocolate. Yum!

  79. kate says:

    i would add peanut butter to the marshmellow peeps. I would either fill them with pb or coat them in pb.

  80. Kara D says:

    How about peanut butter cinnamon rolls for something sweet at Easter brunch?

  81. Jen L. says:

    Wondering if coconut oil and coconut palm sugar would work instead of butter and confectioner’s sugar. Might try. Maybe even using white chocolate peanut butter, though the chocolate itself might over power it.

  82. PW says:

    Yeah! Am going to try Miss Cakespy’s recipe using White Chocolate Wonderful…be still my PB loving heart!!

  83. Jessica K says:

    Jesus H that looks good. How about peanut butter sauce + ham?

  84. Kelli says:

    I think adding peanut butter to a glaze for ham would be a nice twist.

  85. debbie s madill says:

    I am going to add a pb glaze to my cheesecake for Easter dessert

  86. sp says:

    Peanut butter Waldorf salad! After all, all the Waldorf ingredients (apple, walnut, celery, raisins) go great with PB individually, so why not throw ‘em all in a bowl with peanut sauce?

  87. Heidi says:

    My husband and I LOVE chocolate peanut butter combos! This would be so fun to make for him!

  88. Denise Budnick says:

    Goodness! I think I drooled on my phone reading the recipe!. I am going to try making these first chance I get.

  89. doris borneman says:

    always good when it”s penut butter

  90. Carly says:

    Peanut butter and my favorite Easter treat, peeps? I’ll be trying that Sunday!

  91. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I would add Peanut Butter to my caramel eggs!

  92. Brian Otten says:

    Peanut Butter and Honey Glazed Ham hmmmm worth a shot

  93. lisa says:

    maybe a sweet potato concoction?!

  94. Jan Richards says:

    I think the peanut butter would be a great addition to my sour
    cream nut cake. Thanks for the egg recipe and the chance
    to win some peanut butters.

  95. Alexi says:

    Peanut butter cupcakes would be amazing

  96. Ginger Chan says:

    I like to make banana whoopie pie and then make a peanut butter and cream cheese frosting for the middle. Simply delicious!

  97. Jamie Carollo says:

    Those look so delicious!! I add PB to everything I can – recently I added it to my oatmeal!

  98. Barrie says:

    Oh.My. Looks DELISH!!! Easter morning, I make chocolate chip muffins. I would add peanut butter and make peanut butter chocolate chip muffins! YUM!!

  99. Kara says:

    Maybe deviled eggs…Or any dessert recipe, I love peanut butter!

  100. Celine says:

    Rice krispy treats!!!

  101. Renata says:

    Peanut Butter Peeps! White Chocolate Wonderful would be yummy!

  102. Jordan D says:

    Might maple peanut butter over oven roasted sweet potatoes would be AMAZING.

  103. Brandi Rounds says:

    I don’t know if they already do it but the Cadbary Eggs I think a peanut butter one would be awesome

  104. Elizabeth K. says:

    The heat is on peanut butter glazed ham with a touch of honey. Both sweet and savory!

  105. Rebecca Littrell says:

    Peanut Butter and ice cream

  106. Erin R. says:

    I think peanut butter French toast for Easter brunch sounds awesome.

  107. Justin says:

    Other than ham my family doesn’t have an specific Easter foods that we always eat, and for me peanut butter just doesn’t go in savory dishes, I’m not a fan of that, so I would have to say some type of dessert. Cheesecake is a dessert I love and tend to favor it for holidays just because it’s a dessert that takes time and effort to prepare so serving it at a holiday meals just seems extra special. I haven’t done a cheesecake with peanut butter in it before, but I’m thinking maybe a peanut butter cup cheesecake – chocolate cookie crust, fold in chopped peanut butter cups and drizzle the finished cheesecake with melted peanut butter and melted chocolate then add a few more chopped peanut butter cups for garnish. Yum!

  108. Wen says:

    I add a small dollop of PB on top of quesadillas while it is still hot so it can melt and add a layer of creaminess to it.

  109. Kelly Sullivan says:

    Roasted almonds!!

  110. Ray says:

    Easter rice krispie treats with peanut butter would be tasty!

  111. Kristen says:

    White chocolate wonderful on top of a caramel Easter egg. Also, I’m not a big fan of peeps, but if they had peanut butter on them they would be delicious.

  112. Tster says:

    Peanut Butter Sheet Cake would be great!!

  113. megan says:

    making it into the cinnamon rolls with cinnamon raisin peanut butter for breakfast

  114. michele says:

    A Peanut Butter bunny cake!! Yum!

  115. Leah says:

    I would put it in between layers of cake in the traditional bunny cake with frosting and coconut – yum!

  116. sharon bugar says:

    I have used a peanut butter and honey glaze to a ham and the reviews were amazing! It sounded a little strange to me at first, but I am so glad I gave it a chance!

  117. Brenda says:

    Peanut Butter Hot Cross Buns. You could add PB in the batter and also the glaze on top. The more PB, the better!

  118. Mollie says:

    Peanut butter and peeps together would be great!

  119. Kim Shuck says:

    The Heat Is On in a vinegrette over spinich, borage flower, nasturtium and strawberry salad.

  120. Cydney L. says:

    Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats!

  121. Jeffrey says:

    I think ham would be good with a peanut butter glaze!

  122. Jordan says:

    I know everyone on here is going to say ‘peeps!’ I hate peeps. However, slather on some dark chocolate dreams pb and I could eat a dozen of those marshmallow bunnies!

  123. Carey says:

    My mental taste buds always hone in on potential sweet applications. Whether blended in, or as a topping, peanut butter (or, especially the dark chocolate peanut butter) would be amazing added to a homemade coconut macaroon “Easter nests” recipe. For savory, a spicy peanut butter sauce is excellent for appetizers or as part of a main dish.

  124. Charlie Baker says:

    I wish I would have seen this recipe before easter…oh well, guess I’ll still make them anyway! I’m afraid I may gain a few pounds though :( Once chocolate and peanut butter are combined there’s no way to stop! Thanks for sharing. If you like check out my site Baking At Home.

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