Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Easter Eggs for Tastebud Tuesday

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With Easter just days away it has been a tradition for me to make Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Easter Eggs for my family. Everyone loves to help out to make these delicious treats.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Easter Eggs


1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 bag chocolate chips, melted

Directions:

In a large bowl, melt peanut butter and butter together for 1 minute this can be done in microwave on on the stove. Stir to incorporate together. Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar. Mixture will seem dry but should hold together when you form it into shapes. Using a tablespoon  shape even mounds in the shape of an egg. (You can make them larger but we find them very sweet so we make them smaller) Refrigerate 10 minutes.
Shaping the chocolate covered peanut butter eggs

While peanut butter eggs are chilling, melt chocolate in microwave on low heat, stirring every 30 seconds or so.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

Dip each egg into chocolate to cover completely. Remove egg with fork or skewer, and tap along the edge of the bowl to remove extra chocolate. Place onto parchment paper and sprinkle with any desired toppings or leave plain. Repeat until all eggs are covered in chocolate. Refrigerate 5 minutes until chocolate has hardened. Wrap up to give away as gifts or serve.

Happy Cooking!