Reese's Copycat Peanut Butter Eggs

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Reese's Copycat Peanut Butter Eggs are fun, easy Easter treats that mimic the classic ones sold in stores.  They are fabulously delicious. Make them yourself.

Reese's Copycat Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

How to have fun at Easter is by dipping homemade peanut butter eggs with children and adults alike.  Give them away in cute Easter bags tied with ribbon.  

Chocolate Covered Easter Peanut Butter Eggs are fun, easy Easter treats that mimic the classic ones sold in stores.  They are fabulously delicious. Make them yourself.

Don't you just love copycat recipes?  Especially when you can make your very favorite Easter candy yourself.

These Peanut Butter Eggs taste just like the real deal.   They are easy and quick to make with a few simple ingredients in most pantries.  I find that Reese's peanut butter gives a more authentic flavor. These creamy peanut butter eggs are the BOMB!

These little jewels are making an appearance in a lot of Easter baskets this Sunday.  Hope you make some soon.  Enjoy!

Easter Peanut Butter Eggs

  • 1 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (Reese's Peanut Butter is the best)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 (11.5 oz) bags of milk chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons Crisco shortening

In the bowl of an electric mixer, using the wire whisk, cream together peanut butter and butter until all is incorporated.  Remove the wire whisk, replace it with the paddle attachment, and add the powdered sugar a cup at a time.  You may need more than 3 cups.  Just keep adding a 1/4 of a cup of powdered sugar at a time until you get a soft but firm dough.

Lay a sheet of wax paper down on the counter.  Scoop 1/2 of the dough on the wax paper and press into a circle.  Lay another sheet of wax paper over the top.  Light roll dough until 1/4 inch deep.

Remove the top sheet of wax paper.  Using an egg shape cookie cutter, cut out the peanut butter eggs.  I have an egg shaped cookie cutter that works great, but if you don't, just use a small round one, use your fingers, and push the dough at one end to look like an egg.

Place the peanut butter eggs on a sheet pan lined with wax paper or parchment paper and freeze for an hour.

Remove the sheet pan from the freezer and dip per the directions below*.

A couple of years ago, I bought a plastic egg tray from Walmart that works beautifully to form the dough into an egg shape before dipping it into the melted chocolate.  I suggest buying two trays, so one is in the freezer, and then you can work out of one while dipping. 

Spray the tray with a nonstick cooking spray, lay a sheet of plastic wrap over the top, and push slightly in the egg cavities.  (this will help release the dough when you get ready to dip);  Set aside.

Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough and press into the egg shaped slot lined with plastic wrap.  Repeat until all the egg shape slots are filled.  Place in the freezer for an hour.

*Place milk chocolate chips and Crisco in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat the chocolate and Crisco together on high in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Take out of the microwave and stir the chocolate.  Place back in the microwave and heat for another 30 seconds.  Continue heating in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted and creamy smooth.  Approximately 6 times.

Remove the egg tray from the freezer, pull the eggs from the tray, remove one egg at a time, and dip in the melted chocolate.

If you decorate with sprinkles, you must do this immediately after dipping so the sprinkles will adhere to the chocolate.

Notes:  If the chocolate begins to harden before you finish dipping the eggs, place the chocolate back in the microwave and heat at 30 second intervals until the chocolate melts creamily again.

Chocolate Covered Easter Peanut Butter Eggs are the perfect way to enjoy a classic favorite during the Easter season. 

With this copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs recipe, you can make your own delicious eggs at home, with a homemade peanut butter center that's sure to satisfy your craving for all things chocolate and peanut butter! 

Enjoy these as an Easter treat or for any special occasion throughout the year!

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