Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

If you can’t get to the store to buy Easter candy, don’t worry because I have you covered. You can make your own candy at home. Learn how to make these chocolate-peanut butter Easter eggs.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup unsalted butter  (melted)

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk chocolate chips

2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add powdered sugar and peanut butter to your stand mixer (or use a hand mixer), beat until combined.
  • Add melted butter and beat until smooth.
  • Add milk, vanilla and salt, continue to beat until a soft and smooth dough forms. The dough may be a little crumbly, which is ok
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to about ½ inch thickness. Cut the dough using an egg shaped or round cookie cutter
  • Place on the prepared cookie sheet and freeze for 30-60min
  • Add chocolate chips and shortening to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20-30 seconds increments, stirring after each one until fully melted
  • Using two forks, dip each peanut butter egg into the melted chocolate to coat. Place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Chill for 20 minutes, or until chocolate hardens

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