Marshmallow Peanut Butter Easter Eggs


Deneece Gursky Recipe

By Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo


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This is another recipe that I make every year for Easter. This Easter Bunny fills her baskets with homemade candies : )

Marshmallow and peanut butter come together to make the most delectable Easter candies!

Ingredients

3/4 c
butter, softened
3 c
powdered sugar
14 oz
peanut butter
1 c
marshmallow fluff
1/2 c
salted peanuts, chopped (optional)
1 tsp
vanilla extract
milk chocolate candy coating

Directions Step-By-Step

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Put the butter and 1 cup of powdered sugar in bowl. Mix them on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy.
2
Add the peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, 1/3 cup of the peanuts, and the vanilla. Mix on medium speed until well-blended. Gradually add the remaining powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until the candy is a workable texture: not too sticky and easy to handle. If necessary, add a little more powdered sugar to get it to a workable consistency.
3
Roll a small amount of mixture in your hands until it is an egg shape. Put it on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and repeat with remaining candy until all mixture is gone. (about three dozen eggs)
4
Put the eggs in the refrigerator to firm up for about an hour. Once firm, Put the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in one-minute increments until melted, stirring after every minute to prevent overheating.
5
When the coating is melted, dip the eggs in the coating and return them to the foil-lined sheet. While the eggs are still wet, sprinkle the tops with the remaining chopped peanuts if desired. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set the coating.
Store in airtight container for up to one week in refrigerator. When ready to eat bring to room temperature. (they taste better this way)
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HINTS: eggs may be frozen for easier handling

only remove a few eggs from frig at a time so they dont thaw when trying to work with them

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Other Tag: For Kids


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124 Comments

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Mar 22, 2015 - Maggie :) shared this recipe with discussion group: Laugh Out Loud.
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Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo
May 24, 2013
mgosh robyn i am so orry it has taken so long to answer. due to my dads illness i havent been on in a very long time. i have made these with both a hand mixer and by mixing by hand. ive never used my standing mixer, i hope all worked out. again i apologise
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Robyn Stanworth robwhine
Mar 31, 2013
Can I ask what kind of mixer you use to mix this? I've made this recipe several times (when I lived in KY) and used just regular had beaters/mixer. It worked out great every time, but now I'm in Utah and don't have my beaters. I'm using my mom's standing mixer (trying this for the 2nd time with the standing mixer) and both times, they've turned out completely wrong. It's just pushing it around so I can't get the right consistency and since I've been at this for a couple hours, all the butter is making it's way out and it's such a greasy mess. Do you know if there is any way of salvaging these short of going out and buying a hand mixer? Thanks
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Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo
Apr 9, 2012
thanks for sharing kim : )
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Apr 7, 2012 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion groups: College Bound everything but the kitchen sink