Friday, August 24, 2012

Peanut Butter "Eggs"

So, it's no secret that I love peanut butter. You can ask my roommates with whom I used to eat spoonfuls of peanut butter and jam/honey. Or my mother in law who gave me a huge jar of peanut butter before we even got married.
I love reese's "eggs" more than any other type of reese's. They are greasy and delicious. And these homemade ones were ridiculously close.
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The Whimsical Princess’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups Creamy Peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2-3 tablespoons milk
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips{We used milk and I'm sure it would be just as good with semisweet}
1 tablespoon Shortening

Mix together the powdered sugar, peanut butter, and butter. Add the milk one tablespoon at a time until it becomes a nice workable dough{I didn't add any milk, it was perfect}. It will be just like play dough, it will be really easy to work with. Form the dough into egg shapes, and place in the freezer for about an hour.

Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a glass measuring cup. Microwave 1 minute at a time stirring in between until completely melted.

Dip each egg in the melted chocolate and place on waxed paper until set. (I use a skewer and then slide the dipped egg of and cover the hole)

Once they are set you can trim any excess chocolate off that may pool at the base with a pairing knife to make them look pretty. You could also decorate them with royal icing and make a really special Easter treat.

Recipe Source: The Whimsical Princess

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