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Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs

Fluffy Peanut Butter Eggs coated in milk chocolate. These no bake peanut butter Easter eggs are easy to make at home for the Easter holiday. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Candy Egg, Chocolate, Easter, Peanut Butter Cup, Reese's
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting time 4 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 557
Author Jessica @ swankyrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ( 2 1/4 cup ) smooth peanut butter
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered confectioners' sugar
  • 2 pounds melting chocolate like CandiQuik

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, melted butter, salt, vanilla extract, and 2 cups powdered sugar.
    Beat on low until combined. Beat in an additional 2 cups powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
    The mixture shouldn't be sticky. If it's sticky, beat in an additional 1/2 cup powdered sugar but only add a little at a time. If it's incredibly crumbly, beat in 1 tablespoon milk.
    Dust a flat surface or cutting board with powdered sugar. Take peanut butter mixture outside of bowl and start forming it into a smooth ball with hands. 
    Once smooth, place on prepared cutting board. Use a rolling pin or glass cup to roll dough to 1/2 inch thick. Use an Easter egg or football shaped cookie cutter to create egg shape dough. If you don't have this cookie cutter, start by forming a ball then pinch the ends to create an egg shape. Repeat with remaining dough. Repeat dusting sugar and rolling step if needed. 
    Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
    Melt chocolate according to package directions. I highly recommend Chocolate CandiQuik for this recipe.
    Place egg on fork over bowl. Spoon chocolate over the top of the egg. Gently shake then place on clean parchment paper. I like to spoon just a dollop of chocolate onto the parchment paper before placing it down, this way it coats the bottom of the egg. 
    Allow chocolate to harden on eggs.

Nutrition

Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg