Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

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My college roommate Kelly Boyd used to call Reese’s peanut butter confections “staples” of our pantry. Unfortunately for my waistline, she had a point.

 

I don’t know what made Mr. Reese decide in 1928 to put peanut butter together with chocolate, but I have always been glad he did. As a pairing it’s right up there with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon, dogs and kids, and friends and cooking. The cups make great Easter eggs as well.

 

Here is a homemade (and truly delicious) version of this classic treat.

 

Happy Easter!
Happy Easter!

Ingredients:  

3/4 cup peanut butter  

1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

about 1 pound chocolate—milk, semi-sweet, white, or a combination (you may swirl them together as we did in the photo)

 

Instructions:

  

In a bowl with an electric mixer combine the peanut butter, graham-cracker crumbs, and sugars. Beat until well blended. Carefully shape this dough into 16 or so small egg-shaped pieces (it will be sticky!). Place the pieces in wax paper and freeze them for at least 1 hour but no more than 2.

 

When you are ready to complete the process, put the chocolate in a double boiler over hot water. Melt it, stirring frequently.  Remove it from the heat.

 

Dip the eggs in the chocolate, and place them on wax paper or a silicone mat to harden (this will take several hours—be patient!). 

Makes about 16 irresistible eggs. Keep them from getting too warm, and try to eat them within 48 hours. My family had no trouble doing this!

 

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9 Responses to “Peanut Butter Easter Eggs”

  1. Jenn Says:

    Mmmm these look yummy!

    • tinkyweisblat Says:

      They were amazing–like the commercial ones, only more flavorful! I only made a half recipe (so we wouldn’t gain TOO much weight), and the family absolutely wolfed them down.

  2. Liz Bolton Says:

    Nothing beats a peanut butter cup! I was tickled by the tidbit of Reese’s history. Yesterday I bought a bottle of Diet Coke at Walgreen’s and the sales person announced that my purchase qualified me for a free package of peanut butter cups (actually it was a choice among three candy bars but the peanut butter cups won of course). Go figure! Who am I to turn down a free candy bar to go with my diet soda? Love your site – I’m delighted to have come across it.

    Liz

    • tinkyweisblat Says:

      What a great comment on our odd merchandising culture.

      I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I know what diet coke and peanut butter cups taste like together. The answer is–FANTABULOUS!

  3. zurin Says:

    I enjoyed reading ur post about the matzo ball soup ur grandmother made. Such an interesting story and ur family’s history sounds very interesting n ur quite funny. Is that u in the bunny ears? For a few seconds I cld n’t do anything but laugh! :D

  4. C. Elizabeth Van Dyk Says:

    LOVE the bunny in the blue dress……..

  5. Jim Says:

    Like those ears, Tinky! Dare not think of the eggs…but can’t help it!

  6. commonweeder Says:

    Altogether too easy to be able to whip these up when the candy store is miles away! Very dangerous.

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