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Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips, or 12 oz chopped up milk chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. set aside.
  • In a medium sauce pan combine the peanut butter, butter and brown sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly until everything is melted together and just begins to bubble a little.
  • Remove from heat and add in the powdered sugar ¼ cup at a time, mixing in each portion completely before adding the next.
  • Set this mixture aside and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, use a cookie scoop or large spoon to scoop out portions of the peanut butter mixture. Roll it into a ball and then place on the baking sheet forming it into an egg shape.
  • Refrigerate the tray of eggs until they set completely. (Approx. 30 min).
  • Once the eggs are set, melt the chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave (50% power) in 30sec intervals, mixing between each until the mixture is fully melted.
  • One by one, lower each egg into the melted chocolate using a fork. Flip it over in order to get the entire egg covered. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off then place it back on the baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with decorations or drizzle with any remaining chocolate if you so choose.
  • Once all the eggs are covered return the tray to the refrigerator in order for the chocolate to set. (Approx 30min)
  • Store them in an airtight container until ready to serve.