Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs are a staple of many Easter baskets. When I was growing up, I didn’t think an Easter basket was complete until there were a few of these tucked inside. Now you can recreate this Easter classic from scratch with this copycat recipe.
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Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs
Sure, you can buy these pretty much everywhere. Why would you want to make these at home?
You can make changes that you might like. For example, I love, dark chocolate. You can make these with dark chocolate.
You could also use some of your favorite peanut butter.
Feeling extra healthy? Maybe your grocery store grinds their peanut butter fresh, you may want to use their freshly ground peanut butter. Natural organic peanut butter is also a great option. Or use homemade peanut butter.
Honestly, it’s just fun to make copycat recipes at home.
Here’s a list of what you need:
- Peanut butter
- Powdered sugar
- Vanilla extract
Note: For the chocolate coating, you can substitute coconut oil for the butter.
How to Make Peanut Butter Eggs
- In a medium-sized bowl, use a mixer to combine peanut butter and butter until smooth.
- Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
- Scoop out a tablespoon of the mixture and use your hands to form it into an egg shape. Place it on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Repeat with the remaining peanut butter mixture. Refrigerate the eggs for 30 minutes before coating them with chocolate.
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler, or in a microwave in 30-second increments. Add butter and stir to combine.
- Remove the peanut butter eggs from the refrigerator and gently dip each one into the chocolate. Place the dipped eggs onto the waxed paper and allow the chocolate to set.
Why Not Just Buy Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs?
You might ask why you would want to make these at home when you can buy them just about anywhere? One of the best reasons to make a copycat recipe is you start with a known recipe, and then you can have fun customizing it the way you want. For example with this peanut butter egg recipe:
- If you love, dark chocolate, you can recreate these eggs with dark chocolate.
- You can choose to dip some or all of your eggs in white chocolate for a different look.
- You can use your favorite peanut butter.
- If you prefer crunchy peanut butter, you can make your eggs crunchy.
- Make them a little healthier. Use natural, organic, or fresh ground peanut butter.
- You might want to swap the peanut butter for almond butter or cashew butter. Good idea if a family member has peanut allergies.
- If you don’t want eggs, try chilling the mixture, rolling it out, and using a cookie cutter to form any shape you want. Then dip your shapes in the chocolate.
Favorite Homemade Candy Recipes
Favorite Easter Recipes
- Bisquick Coconut Custard Pie
- Carrot Cake Cupcakes
- Copycat Honey Baked Ham
- Cooked Carrots
- Homemade Ham Salad
- Old Fashioned Carrot Cake
- Old Fashioned Deviled Eggs
Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 16 ounces chocolate
- 2 tablespoons butter
- In a medium-sized bowl combine peanut butter and butter together with a mixer.
- Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Shape the eggs by using 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture and hand shape into an egg shape. Place eggs on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Refrigerate eggs for about 30 minutes before coating with chocolate.
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler, or in a microwave in 30-second increments. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the chocolate and stir to combine. When the chocolate/butter has fully melted, set aside.
- Remove peanut butter eggs from the refrigerator and gently dip each one into the chocolate. Place the dipped eggs onto the waxed paper. Allow the chocolate to set. Once the chocolate has set, the eggs are ready to be enjoyed.