My husband just cracks up
when I talk about the chocolate bunnies
we used to get in our Easter baskets.
I swear they were 2 feet tall and solid chocolate!!!!
He just laughs at me and says,
“Do you realize how much one like that would cost?”
“There is no way your parents bought 5 of those!”
I don’t care how silly I sound…
I still say they were that big:-)
and I always ate them ears first!!!!
They pretty much lasted a good month or more!
This time of year also brings back
great memories of going to my grandparent’s house
for our annual Saturday egg hunt.
The best part was the huge peanut butter eggs
that had our name on them!!!
(they were at least a pound each;-)
They were the absolute best!
I am not sure where they got them…
but they were delicious!
I found this homemade peanut butter egg
recipe in an old Quick Cooking annual recipe book…
and it intrigued me so much that I had to try it.
It totally reminds me of the huge eggs
that had our names on them.
You know where I am going with this right?
Yup my kids are getting huge peanut butter eggs
with their names on them.
I think it is a great tradition to start up!
I adapted the recipe just slightly and
decided to fill an old bunny candy mold
that I had from when I was little….
but you could totally shape it into eggs
and dip those too.
(some time this week I am making those big eggs)
- 6 tbsp. salted butter, softened
- 1/2 c. peanut butter
- 1/4 c. marshmallow cream
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- 1 c. melting chocolate, melted
- 2 tsp. shortening