Lent is upon us, and Easter is around the corner. This is the season of Peanut Butter Eggs. We've all seen the commercials appearing more regularly in between our favorite shows. Yes, chocolate and peanut is the best combination in mankind, thank you for reminding us. Let's put our New Years resolution on hold for these bites of heaven.
So instead of just buying the little delectable this year, create a family memory by making them at home together. You will be surprised at how sinfully easy it is to make these special treats.
- 1 (16 ounce) packageconfectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cupbutter
- 1 tablespoonmilk
- 8 (1 ounce) squaressemi-sweet chocolate
- 1 tablespoonshortening
In a mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, butter and milk (if needed for moisture) until blended. Shape mixture into two 1/2 pound eggs or make a bunch of smaller eggs. Freeze eggs for 1 hour.
While the eggs are freezing, cut semi-sweet chocolate into small pieces and place in top of double boiler with shortening. Melt over medium heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Stick a long-tined fork in top of each peanut butter egg, dip it in melted chocolate to cover then drain on waxed paper. When the eggs are cooled and set, decorate the eggs to suit your fancy. Kids love doing the decorating.
This recipe is courtesy of All Recipes.
Note: this makes for a fun filled evening of dying eggs, and making these treats!