Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
If you like Reece’s Peanut Butter Eggs you will love these!
These Easter Eggs are so easy to make and the kids can help decorate them.
Home made treats always seem to taste so much better than the store bought snacks. These Eggs are so cute you can put them in cupcake wrappers or cellophane bags for gift giving.
These are so yummy, you might have to make several batches! They won’t last long!
PEANUT BUTTER EASTER EGGS
- 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 4 & 1/2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- 2 Teaspoons Maple Syrup
- 1 & 1/4 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 (24 oz.) package White Almond Bark Coating
- Multi Colored Sprinkles
1. In a medium size bowl, add the Peanut Butter and the Butter. Place the bowl in the microwave for about 1 minute to melt the Butter. Stir the Peanut Butter and Butter together until smooth.
2. Stir in the Maple Syrup.
3. Now stir in the Powdered Sugar. This will be our filling. It will be thick, as you see here.
4. Cover the bowl with the Filling in, and pop the bowl in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
6. Preheat your oven to 170 degrees.
7. After 15 minutes remove the Filling from the freezer. Take a portion of the dough about the size of a golf ball and form it into a flat egg shape. Continue with the remaining Filling. You should be able to make a dozen Eggs.
8. Now put the cookie sheet with the Eggs on, into the freezer for about 15-20 minutes.
9. While the Eggs set up in the freezer, lets melt the Almond Bark. I like to use the oven method for this recipe. Simply place the Almond Bark in an oven safe bowl, then put the bowl into the pre-heated oven. Check the Bark every few minutes and give it a good stir until it is completely melted and smooth.
10. Once you are close to the Bark being completely melted, remove the Eggs from the freezer.
11. Carefully dip the Eggs into the melted Almond Bark. To do this just balance the Egg on a fork and lower it into the melted Bark, make sure to coat all sides of the Egg. Lift the fork and let the excess run off, back into the bowl, then place the dipped Egg back onto the parchment lined cookie sheet and add the Sprinkles on top. Continue until you have all your Eggs dipped and Sprinkles added.
12. Once all the Eggs are dipped and have Sprinkles on top, add a little drizzle of the melted Bark on top of the Sprinkles. To do this, dip a small spoon in the melted Bark and squiggle the melted Bark in back and forth motions over each Egg, as you see here.
13. Now put the tray of Eggs back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. If you have leftover melted Bark, don’t throw it out. Simply pour it onto a small tray or plate lined with parchment paper, then add Sprinkles on top as you see here. Pop the tray into the freezer for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes remove the Bark from the tray and break it up into pieces and you now have Easter Bark!
14. After 10 minutes, remove the tray of Eggs from the freezer. Any excess Bark will easily come off so you have the proper Egg shape as you see here.
Recipe by: Hot Dish Homemaker