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Peanut Butter Easter 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. Super similar to my homemade Buckeyes recipe aka Peanut Butter Balls!

chocolate covered peanut butter egg with a bite taken out of it

Let’s Talk Peanut Butter

I originally used natural chunky peanut butter for these pb eggs which worked just fine for me. BUT I am now recommending using Jif of Skippy brands. This is because natural peanut butter is so inconsistent. The oil separates and then we all stir it up a little differently. Whereas processed peanut butter just works, every time. Use chunky or smooth based on your preference.

Chocolate Coating

For best results use high-quality melting chocolate like Ghirardelli’s melting wafers (these come in white, milk, and dark varieties). If you’re in a pinch chocolate chips with a dash of vegetable oil works too! I like using milk chocolate but feel free to use whichever flavor you like best.

Adding Rice Krispies

A fun twist on this classic peanut butter egg recipe is to add rice Krispie cereal to the peanut butter mixture. This gives it a crispy airy crunch which I just love.

Chocolate Dipping Tips

  • Dipping utensil: you could use a specialty dipping tool for these peanut butter eggs but you could also use a fork just as easily! Using a fork can be a little messier but it gets the job done.
  • To thin out chocolate: if your chocolate is still too thick for dipping, add in a teaspoon of vegetable oil and mix away. Be careful though, if you add too much oil, the chocolate won’t stick to the peanut butter egg.
  • For smooth chocolate: you either need more vegetable oil -OR- the chocolate mixture still needs some microwaving to melt all the way.
  • Chocolate is hardening too fast: first things first, work quickly. Secondly, there is no shame in popping that chocolate back in the microwave for 10 seconds to get it loose again. You can do it!
  • The filling is sticking to my dipping utensil: either the filling is too cold or the chocolate is too hot! Adjust accordingly and try again 🙂

How to Make Peanut Butter Eggs

For full details on how to make peanut butter eggs, see the recipe card down below 🙂

Make Peanut Butter Mixture

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

Stir in vanilla then powdered sugar, and optionally rice Krispies. The mixture will seem dry but should hold together when you form it into shapes. This is where you can really get the kids involved.

Form PB into Eggs and Chill

Melt Chocolate and Dip

While peanut butter eggs are chilling, melt chocolate in the 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.

Decorate and Chill

Place back onto parchment paper and sprinkle with any desired toppings. Repeat until all eggs are covered in chocolate. Refrigerate for 5 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.

Wrap up to give away as gifts, serve or store in the fridge for up to 5 days. And voila! Just like that, you’ve got some Peanut Butter Eggs 🙂 Yippee!

freshly chocolate coated peanut butter egg with sprinkles on it

Can I Freeze Peanut Butter Eggs?

The real beauty of these Peanut Butter Eggs is that they can be frozen for up to 3 months! This also means you could have these bad boys ready for whenever the craving strikes.

To Freeze. Once the eggs are coated, chilled and the chocolate has set toss them into a freezer-safe bag and freeze! Easy, right?

To Thaw. Simply thaw in the fridge overnight (or for at least 8 hours) then enjoy!

chocolate peanut butter eggs

More Peanut Butter Recipes to Try!

Are you a peanut butter lover like my husband? Try these other recipes: 

More Easter Desserts to Try!

These Peanut Butter Eggs are easy peasy, right? I thought so. Here’s the printable recipe card below! Make these with your kids this Easter! Have a great day, friends! 🙂

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

  • 1/4 cup salted butter melted
  • 1 cup peanut butter chunky or creamy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups rice krispies cereal optional
  • 1 cup melting chocolates or chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil if needed
  • sprinkles for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, melt peanut butter and butter together for 1 minute. Stir to incorporate together.
    peanut butter and melted butter in a bowl
  • Stir in vanilla then powdered sugar, and optionally Rice Krispies. The mixture will seem dry but should hold together when you form it into shapes. This is where you can really get the kids involved.
    mixing peanut butter and powdered sugar
  • Using a 3-tablespoon cookie scoop, measure out and form 10 even eggs. Or for smaller eggs, use a 2 teaspoon cookie scoop and form 24 eggs. Place onto a parchment (or wax) paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 10 minutes.
    smoothed peanut butter mounds
  • 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.
    chocolate peanut butter eggs
  • Place back onto parchment paper and sprinkle with any desired toppings. Repeat until all eggs are covered in chocolate. Refrigerate for 5 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
    chocolate peanut butter eggs
  • Wrap up to give away as gifts, serve or store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

To Freeze. Once the eggs are coated, chilled and the chocolate has set toss them into a freezer-safe bag and freeze! Easy, right?
To Thaw. Simply thaw in the fridge overnight (or for at least 8 hours) then enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 421IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade peanut butter eggs, peanut butter eggs, peanut butter eggs recipe

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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  6. 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!

  7. Christine @ 24 Carrot Kitchen

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

  8. 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.

  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. 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!

  11. Nutmeg Nanny

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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! 🙂

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