I can't wait for you to make this recipe!
This homemade peanut butter eggs recipe makes a sweet treat for Easter! They offer the creamy goodness of peanut butter coated in sweet and delicious chocolate. I absolutely love Reese’s Eggs but these homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs are so amazing! They are fun to make AND fun to eat!
Grab your ingredients!
– 1 cup creamy peanut butter – ¼ cup salted butter, room temperature – 1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar – 1 to 2 tablespoons milk – 2 (8 ounce) boxes semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped – 2 tablespoons shortening or coconut oil – Sprinkles, if desired
Beat the peanut butter and butter together until combined. Add the powdered sugar and combine until sandy, scraping down the sides as needed. Slowly beat in the milk a little at a time because the consistency of peanut butter varies greatly. Only add enough milk until the mixture keeps shape when molded.
Shape into eggs by pressing into a cookie cutter or by hand. Place on waxed paper and freeze for 2 hours.
Chop the chocolate pieces or use chocolate chips.
Place chocolate and shortening or coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir vigorously to allow the residual heat to continue melting the chocolate. If the chocolate is not completely melted, repeat for 30 seconds. Spoon the melted chocolate over the peanut butter eggs and place on waxed paper. Immediately drop sprinkles over the chocolate if desired.