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chocolate peanut butter easter eggs

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Genny Miller

I've been making these yummy tasting Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs for several years now. I don't remember where I got the recipe, but my grandchildren beg me to make them so they can have some in their Easter baskets. Of course, I always oblige. Anything to see the smiles on their faces when they bite into them.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Ok, we see why Genny's grandchildren love these Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs. They are addicting and taste like a homemade peanut butter cup. Once chilled, the peanut butter eggs are rich and creamy with a hard chocolate shell. Adding coconut to the peanut butter filling adds a nice texture to the center. Easy to make, these will make a lovely addition to dessert on Easter.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 2 dozen
prep time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chocolate peanut butter easter eggs

  • 3/4 c
    peanut butter, chunky
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    flaked coconut
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 to 2 c
    powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 ounces)
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make chocolate peanut butter easter eggs

Test Kitchen Tips
We used about 2 Tbsp of the peanut butter mixture to form the eggs. This can be done by hand or pressed into an egg-shaped silicone mold.
  • Creaming peanut butter and butter.
    In a mixing bowl, cream peanut butter and butter until well mixed.
  • Adding coconut, nuts, and sugar.
    Fold in coconut, nuts, and 1 cup sugar; mix well.
  • Dough and remaining powdered sugar on a cutting board.
    Sprinkle some of the remaining sugar on a board. Turn the peanut butter mixture onto the board.
  • Dough kneaded until it holds its round shape.
    Knead in enough of the remaining sugar until the mixture holds its shape when formed.
  • Shaping the peanut butter filling into an egg shape.
    Shape into small egg-shaped pieces. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Melting chocolate and coconut oil over a double boiler.
    In a double boiler over hot water, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Stir until smooth.
  • Dipping peanut butter eggs into the melted chocolate.
    Dip eggs.
  • Chocolate eggs on wax paper to firm up.
    Place on waxed paper to harden. Chill.