This is an extremely easy recipe and you don’t have to have any extra equipment or molds. There is only 2 ingredients in the peanut butter centers and you hand shape them. Just melt chocolate candy melts or other colors to dip the eggs in. Almond bark candy melts or even chocolate chips can also be used. I buy chocolate in 16 once bars in the baking section of the store that is designed for candy making. I also get candy melts after a holiday when the little bags are marked down. They will keep for a while and you can use them all year.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs.
1 jar 18 ounces creamy peanut butter
1 can white frosting (not whipped frosting)
chocolate almond bark or candy melts
Mix together in a large bowl by hand both ingredients. As they blend together the filling will become some what stiff. Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Overnight
is better. You want it to be good and cold when shaping the eggs. Work quickly with hands an place on tray that is either covered with parchment paper or nonstick foil, to put in the freezer. I freeze mine for 1 hour. Remove only a few at a time from the freezer when dipping.
It is best to melt the candy melts or almond bark in a double boiler. In the bottom pan bring water to a slow boil ( little bubbles.) Let the candy melt stirring occasionally. When melted dip chilled centers using a fork to dip with. Place on wax paper that is on a tray or plate. Chill in refrigerator until solid.
I have included a you tube video to show how to form the eggs. If you notice the peanut butter filling uses ingredients that you would use for butter cream frosting. I found that it is cheaper and simpler to just buy a can of white butter cream frosting.
Back before there were microwaves, chocolate was melted over a double boiler. I learned to dip candy that way a long time ago. I still use a double boiler because I have more control over the temperature of the candy. I also use a fork and spoon using both hands to dip. It keeps me from losing the center in the chocolate. There is actually dipping tools that you can buy at craft stores that carry candy making supplies.
If you make little bit size eggs you will need more chocolate candy melts then if you make larger eggs. You can also make peanut butter cups. Just line cup cake pan with cup cake liners. Then put a layer of chocolate on the bottom then place a flatten ball of filling smaller diameter than the cup in the warm chocolate and spoon chocolate on top. Afterwards just chill the cup cake pan until set. You can also make bonbons too. Just form balls and dip. You do this the same way as the Easter eggs. This can be a year around treat that is simple to make and less expensive than buying the same amount of candy ready made.