Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs + 26 #AllThingsEaster Posts

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter CupsWhen my friend Colleen of Souffle Bombay and I cooked up this idea to host an Easter Basket giveaway (at the bottom of the post) for adults with a round up of posts that are #AllThingsEaster, I’m not quite sure we envisioned it being quite so spectacular. In the end we added another 26 bloggers and their posts to make this your go-to for Easter.  Since one of my favorite “Easter foods” is Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs, I wanted to share a recipe for them with you.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

Oh the chocolatey peanut butter goodness of chocolate covered peanut butter cups. My favorite is dark chocolate but milk chocolate is good too, and things are always better in three’s so I threw in a few white chocolate covered for good measure. Divine Chocolate, one of our giveaway sponsors, sent me some of my favorite chocolate to dip these beauties in and it was so so tempting to lick the bowl, and my fingers, and the fork, but I restrained myself.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

In the spirit of making my own Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs I sampled store bought peanut butter eggs. When did they start to taste so bad? Or have my taste buds gotten pickier? What a waste of my money! Homemade are so much better. For the sake of easiness I used store bought creamy peanut butter but next time, oh next time I am using my homemade peanut butter. That will truly be amazing. 

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 - 16 ounce container creamy peanut butter (all natural with just peanuts will not work)
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 & ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup white or raw sugar (I prefer raw)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Baking chocolate for dipping eggs in
Instructions
  1. Melt butter and dissolve white/raw sugar and water in medium sauce pan.
  2. Add peanut butter and 1 cup powdered sugar and heat, stirring often, until bubbly.
  3. Take pan off heat and mix in remaining powdered sugar.
  4. Cool mixture in refrigerator until solid, at least 1 hour.
  5. Shape peanut butter mixture into 1 - 2 inch balls, then shape into egg shape.
  6. Freeze on wax or parchment paper for at least 30 minutes. (Don't skip this step as the chocolate doesn't harden as quickly or beautifully on the eggs without it.)
  7. Melt chocolate. Dip eggs into chocolate, coating thoroughly, then set on a cookie rack that has been placed on a cookie sheet or paper to catch the drips.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Notes
Made 27 1-2 inch Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs or 24 1-2 inch with 1 3 inch egg.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Ideas for Leftover Easter Eggs

Giant Deviled Egg | Souffle Bombay

Easter Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Easter Breakfast Casserole | How I Pinch A Penny

Lemon Blueberry French Toast Bake with Lemon Mint Cream | O’Boy! Organic

Dutch Baby | The Naughty Mommy

Easter Dinner Recipe Ideas

Scallion & Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes | Musings of a Housewife

Baked Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Casserole | We’re Parents!?

Cheesy Potato Casserole | Coupon Cutting Mom

Easter Dessert Recipe Ideas

Peanut Butter Eggs | Real: The Kitchen & Beyond

Toasted Angel Food Cake Parfait | What the Heck’s a Bonbon?

Easter Lemon Cookies {Allergy Friendly} | Chockababy

Individual Lemon Meringues | Pandora’s Deals

Peeps in the Pond Trifle | Opera Singer in the Kitchen

Rice Krispie Pops/Chocolate Covered Pretzels | A Grande Life

Easter Cocktail Recipe Ideas

Raspberry Beer Float | Teaspoon of Spice

The Peter Cottontail Cocktail | Can’t Google Everything

Bunnytail-tini | Mommy Snapped

Easter Decorating Ideas

Easter Printable | Diapered Daze and Knights

Easter Centerpiece | The Vintage Mom

Jellybean Tree Centerpiece | Look What Mom Found

Easter Gift Ideas

Allergy Friendly Non-Toxic Easter Basket | Mom-Blog    

Naturally Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs | Inspired Family

Sugar Free Easter Basket Ideas | philly fun 4 kids

Easter Fun

5 Easter Activities for Kids | Mama Teaches

Taking Great Easter Photos | Life with Kaishon

Frugal Easter Basket Ideas & Menu

Easter Egg Pass | A Life in Balance
5 Frugal Easter Ideas | The Centsible Life
Pretzel Tours – An Alternative to Easter Egg Hunts | Homeroom At Home

We would like to give a huge thank you to the companies that made this give away possible. Thank you to John Boos for the beautiful maple cutting board, The Spice House for their spice and baking gift sets, Divine Chocolate for their luxuriously rich Fair Trade Chocolate gift basket, Wilton Armetale for the elegant egg plate, and Tree Hut for the body scrub and lotion.

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Heather McCurdy writes at Real: The Kitchen and Beyond, where she provides easy, affordable recipes for busy families, allowing women to embrace the budget and spend more time with their families without the guilt of needing perfection.

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Comments

  1. says

    Mmmm! One of my favorite Easter memories from when I was a kid was making candy eggs with my Grammy. I LOVED dipping our creations into the chocolate (and she was so patient). This a delicious and fun way to let your kids in the kitchen!
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  2. says

    I made some Peanut Butter & Honey Chocolate eggs last week and they were oh -so -good. Love love the way you decorated these guys. Thanks so much for hosting #AllThingsEaster – thrilled to be a part of it!

    • says

      Recipe please? I need to try these. I love honey. It’s been a pleasure. I am so trying your Raspberry Beer Float and am thinking a peach float would be good too.

    • says

      I couldn’t believe what I have been missing all these years. You have to make them! No way will I pay $1+ for a measly egg full of junky ingredients again.

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