Peanut Butter Eggs

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Skip the store-bought candy and make homemade Peanut Butter Eggs this year for Easter! A super easy recipe that you can make with your kids.

Today I’m sharing some awfully tasty chocolate and peanut butter treats that take about 30 minutes to make….and you don’t need to turn on the oven 🙂 Super simple Peanut Butter Eggs covered in chocolate and topped with some sprinkles! So fun for kids to make and turn into cute little gifts! I loved these cute eggs and so did my peanut butter and chocolate-loving husband!

Peanut Butter Eggs

Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe

You’re only 6 ingredients and 30 minutes away from delicious homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs! Here’s everything you’ll need to get the job done:

  • Peanut Butter – I used natural crunchy peanut butter but you can also use smooth. Also if all you have is Jif that works too!
  • Butter – melted! But make sure it cools down a little before adding it to the peanut butter. This is to maintain consistency.
  • Powdered Sugar – this helps hold everything together and is used to sweeten.
  • Vanilla – to flavor.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – this is melted and used to cover the peanut butter mixture. Feel free to experiment with milk, dark or even white chocolate.
  • Sprinkles – this is used as a garnish and is optional. But it is super festive and fun for the kids!

Are you a peanut butter lover like my husband? Try these other recipes: Peanut Butter BlossomsReese’s Peanut Butter Cup FudgeHealthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake, and Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars.

Peanut Butter and Butter

How to Make Peanut Butter Eggs

  1. In a large bowl, melt peanut butter and butter together for 1 minute. Stir to incorporate together.

Peanut Butter Mixture

  1. Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar. The mixture will seem dry but should hold together when you form it into shapes.

Peanut Butter MixtureLike this! This is where you can really get the kids involved.

Forming PB Mixture

  1. Using a 3-tablespoon cookie scoop, measure out 10 even mounds. Form each mound into an egg shape. Refrigerate 10 minutes.

Peanut Butter Eggs

  1. While peanut butter eggs are chilling, melt chocolate in the microwave on low heat, stirring every 30 seconds or so.

How to Make Peanut Butter Eggs

  1. Now grab some random sprinkles you {finally} found in a box. And for the love of everything good and holy, wipe off the table woman!

Sprinkles

  1. Dip each egg into chocolate to cover completely. Remove the egg with a fork, and tap along the edge of the bowl allowing excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl through the prongs. My fingers were a little too chocolatey to get a camera involved. Pretend there are photos of that here.

How to Make Peanut Butter Eggs

  1. Place onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and sprinkle with any desired toppings. Repeat until all eggs are covered in chocolate. Refrigerate 5 minutes until chocolate has hardened. Wrap up to give away as gifts or serve. And voila! Just like that, you’ve got some Peanut Butter Eggs 🙂 Yippee!
Peanut Butter Eggs

Leftovers

Any leftover Peanut Butter Eggs you have will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer!

More Easter Desserts to Try!

These Peanut Butter Eggs are easy peasy, right? I thought so. Here’s the printable! Make these with your kids this Easter.

5 from 13 votes

Peanut Butter Eggs

Skip the store-bought candy and make homemade Peanut Butter Eggs this year for Easter! A super easy recipe that you can make with your kids.
servings 10
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural chunky peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 oz. semi sweet chocolate melted
  • sprinkles for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, melt peanut butter and butter together for 1 minute. Stir to incorporate together. Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar. The mixture will seem dry but should hold together when you form it into shapes. Using a 3-tablespoon cookie scoop, measure out 10 even mounds. Form each mound into an egg shape. Refrigerate 10 minutes.
  • While peanut butter eggs are chilling, melt chocolate in a microwave on low heat, stirring every 30 seconds or so.
  • Dip each egg into chocolate to cover completely. Remove the egg with a fork, and tap along the edge of the bowl allowing excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl through the prongs.
  • Place onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and sprinkle with any desired toppings. Repeat until all eggs are covered in chocolate. Refrigerate 5 minutes until chocolate has hardened. Wrap up to give away as gifts or serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade peanut butter eggs, peanut butter eggs, peanut butter eggs recipe
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  1. Erin @ The Grass Skirt

    My husband has a major major Reese’s peanut butter cup addiction. He is going to love you so much when I make these for his Easter basket! 🙂

  2. Diana

    YUM! Looks delicious!

    I googled how to figure out when Easter is held, and oh goodness…it involved math, something about a moon, and a bunch of other information that I didn’t bother with…Easter is on Sunday, and that’s all I can tell you for sure.

  3. argentina_nina

    Easter is always on the Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. So it has a range of about 5 weeks in which it can be. And since the carnival holidays and whitsun are a fixed distance from Easter, those are on different dates every year too. Easter in March isn’t exactly a rare occurrence, but it is especially early this year, I think.

  4. Kelster

    Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon following the Spring Equinox (that day when the sun shines directly on equator). It also depends on whether one follows the Julian or the Gregorian calendar.

  5. Traci

    Great idea! These are so pretty and look just like their Reese’s PB egg friends. Can’t wait to try them this weekend. YUM!

  6. Teri Q

    Easter is the first Sunday in Spring AFTER there’s been a full moon. March 22 is the earliest it can occur and April 25 is the latest. Next year it is on April 20th.

    I have to make these, but I’m going to make them smaller, as I have several to make them for.

  7. Nutmeg Nanny

    5 stars
    I always love a good no-bake recipe 🙂 and this one includes my favorites; peanut butter & chocolate, of course!

  8. Lauren @ Dallas Duo Bakes

    First I love how we share the same name. Lol. Second, I love how these are no-bake, and finally I love how these have my favorite foods: peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar!! Yum!

  9. Karen

    One of my favorite parts of Easter is the candy- I love that I now have the means to make that all year round in my own kitchen 🙂 These look great!

  10. Karen

    5 stars
    I made these yesterday and got so caught up in dipping the eggs in the chocolate, that I have several eggs without any decorations…ha ha. Dipping the eggs in the chocolate was the hardest part of this recipe. Thank you Lauren. Great idea.

  11. Christine @ 24 Carrot Kitchen

    Chocolate and peanut butter are the ultimate combination. Easter will be here before you know it and these eggs will make it special!

  12. Melinda

    5 stars
    these are so good i made these for an early Easter treat and all my kids ate them like they never had chocolate before. LOL thank for sharing this something i will be making again!

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  14. Cynthia

    It is really complicated like everyone says. The person in charge is the Catholic Church however….. so idk if you would want to kill them.

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  17. Aimee

    If you don’t add shortening to the chocolate, it will be very difficult to cover the peanut butter eggs. They won’t look anything like the picture. Still tasty, but messy looking. Or, you can use a dipping chocolate like Wilton’s which will give you a pretty looking egg. I’ve learning the hard way.

  18. Edie Allyn-Page

    5 stars
    excellent and simple. thank you. Easter designation has to do with counting moons and such – very mysterious church stuff. Like the first Sunday after the third moon on after the second blizzard in New England, and only in months with four weeks.

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