These homemade Peanut Butter Eggs have a smooth peanut butter filling covered in chocolate. Each one is decorated with candy flowers and a personalized name making them the best Easter dessert. Surprise the peanut butter cup lovers in your family with one in their Easter basket.
Reese's eggs are my absolute favorite Easter candy. They remind me of going to my Grandpa's farm for egg hunts every year. My mom and Grandpa would hide plastic Easter eggs all over his yard for us to find.
But the big Reese's egg with my name written on top was my all time favorite thing to get at Easter. My Grandma ordered these Amish peanut butter eggs from a church in the area every year for each of us.
We all agreed that the homemade peanut butter eggs are so much better.
I carried on the tradition of Easter egg hunts and giant peanut butter eggs with our own kids. Every year, I divide a batch of Peanut Butter Balls into three chocolate peanut butter eggs for their baskets.
If you need more peanut butter Easter eggs, you could divide the peanut butter filling into 12 smaller eggs and dip them in chocolate instead of using the plastic molds.
- Butter - make sure to set it out ahead of time, so you can mix it in easier
- Peanut Butter - creamy works best, but you could always use crunchy if you like a crunch in your treat
- Marshmallow Cream - this secret ingredient gives the peanut butter filling a fluffy and light texture
- Salt - helps to balance out the sweetness from the sugar
- Powdered Sugar - thickens and sweetens the butter and peanut butter mixture
- Chocolate and White Chocolate Melting Wafers - cover the peanut butter filling with one and decorate with the other one
- Candy Flowers - most craft stores have a cake decorating aisle with sprinkles and candy decorations
- Green Gel Food Coloring - use this to color white chocolate green for the flower leaves
- Silicon Easter Egg Mold - you can find these at craft stores or on Amazon
BRUCREW TIP: If you or a family member are allergic to nuts, make these Cookie Butter Eggs instead. The cookie butter filling works just as well as the peanut butter one in the molds.
How to make Peanut Butter Eggs
These copycat Reese's eggs are a fun treat to add to Easter baskets. Kids of all ages love to get a giant egg with their name on it.
- Beat the softened butter, peanut butter, marshmallow cream, vanilla, and salt until creamy.
- Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until a soft dough comes together.
- Melt the dark chocolate melts according to the package directions. Place a spoonful in the bottom of the egg molds and use the candy paint brush to coat the entire inside of the egg.
- Refrigerate the molds for a few minutes, then paint a second coat on the eggs and refrigerate again. (You want to get a nice thick coat, so the chocolate does not break.)
- Fill the eggs with the peanut butter mixture making sure to leave a little room at the top.
- Place a spoonful of chocolate on top of the peanut butter and spread out.
- Refrigerate for a few minutes before popping them out of the molds.
BRUCREW TIP: I used a large silicon egg candy/cake mold that I found out Michaels. It makes an Easter egg that is about 3 inches by 4 inches and 1 ½ inches tall. If you cannot find a large mold, you can also shape the peanut butter filling into an egg shape and dip them in chocolate using a large spatula.
- Dip or cover the peanut butter filling with white chocolate.
- Use crunchy peanut butter to add a crunch to the peanut butter eggs.
- Add some rice krispies or graham cracker crumbs to change the texture and taste of the eggs.
How to Decorate Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
These pretty decorated Reese's peanut butter eggs are the perfect treat for Easter baskets, class parties, or spring gifts.
- Melt the white chocolate melting wafers according to the package directions.
- Place a few spoonfuls in a plastic bag or a piping bag and cut a tiny corner off.
- Write names on the tops of each chocolate peanut butter egg.
- Place a small dab of chocolate on the backs of the candy flowers and "glue" them on the eggs. Hold each one for a few seconds, so they stay in place.
- Use the green gel coloring to tint the rest of the white chocolate green. Spoon this into a plastic bag and cut one tiny tip off.
- Squeeze the green chocolate gently around the flowers to make leaves and stems. Let set.
How many homemade peanut butter eggs does this recipe make?
It depends on how many eggs you are making. You can do two or three large eggs, or do 12 small eggs.
How do you store homemade peanut butter eggs?
The peanut butter eggs can be kept in a sealed container on the counter for 1-2 days. Keep them in the refrigerator if they last longer than a few days.
Can you make these Reese's eggs ahead of time?
Yes, these homemade Reese's eggs can be made up to a week ahead of time.
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