Monday, April 9, 2012

Peanut Butter Eggs

I realize Easter is over for this year, but I wanted to share the peanut butter eggs I made last week.  I gifted most of them to church people (and used the pretty gift bags Abby sent me -- THANK YOU ABBY!), but of course some of them made their way into mine (and my families) mouth first!
Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe #1
6 T. butter, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup marshmallow creme
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
Chocolate (or White) candy coating OR 1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
shortening OR oil
Combine butter, peanut butter, and marshmallow creme --beat till smooth.  Gradually beat in powdered sugar.  Refrigerate for 1 hour before forming into eggs.  Freeze the eggs for 1 hour before dipping in chocolate.  
Melt the chocolate candy coating and 2 tsp. shortening or oil. Stir till smooth, dip eggs. Let stand till set. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe #2
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups powdered sugar
4 sheets of graham crackers (crushed)
4 T. butter
3/4 tsp. salt
3-4 T. milk
Chocolate (or White) candy coating OR 1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Shortening OR Oil
Combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, graham crackers, butter, salt, and milk.  Mix well. 
Form into eggs, freeze 1 hour. 
Melt candy coating and 2 tsp. shortening or oil.
Dip eggs.
Let set till chocolate hardens.
Optional: Drizzle with white chocolate.

My personal favorite is the second recipe.  The first one turns out pretty soft and creamy inside -- sort of tastes like the peanut butter fudge I make.  The second is a bit firmer, and I just like the taste of it a bit better. 
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Julia Aston said...

Oh yummy yum!! I will definately print out your recipes and give this a try - and what a lovely presentation in the bags!

Pamela said...

Oh yum! I just used those bags when GBS trio came. I filled them with a spring snack mix.

Do you back up your blog? I'd be devastated if I lost all my writing.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

The packaging is perfect for your eggs. I knew you'd find a good use for the bags. The eggs look delightful and yummy. I'm sure the recipients were very pleased to get them. ~ Abby

Unknown said...

I've always wanted to make PB Eggs or PB Balls. These recipes sound great! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

MMMMMM! You're making me hungry, and I'm sitting at work with nothing but a vending machine. I guarentee you there's nothing that yummy in there.