Homemade chocolate covered peanut butter eggs are fun to make and so delicious that you’ll never go back to the store bought kind again. These little candy gems are perfect for any Easter basket!
I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter, but cover it in chocolate, and that’s a whole ‘nother story! When I was younger, I absolutely loved finding chocolate peanut butter eggs in my Easter basket. They were one of my favorite types of Easter candy. I would even sneak one (or more) for breakfast before we even left for church! At least they have some protein, you know?
My oldest baby is absolutely crazy about the chocolate and peanut butter combo. The other kids enjoy it too, but the oldest just loves it. Really. In fact, she usually gets the Reese’s cups for birthdays, Christmas and Valentine’s Day instead of any other type of chocolate, and they disappear pretty fast.
She’s been home on spring break this week, and she suggested that we try making our own homemade chocolate covered peanut butter eggs. Of course, I was up for the challenge, and it really was a lot of fun — tasty too!
We actually attempted to make a low-fat version, using peanut butter powder, and while they tasted okay, they just weren’t what we were looking for. Gotta stick to tradition when it comes to making holiday treats!
We ended up making a filling that’s almost the same as we use for no bake chocolate peanut butter bars. Then we used a plastic tray that usually holds deviled eggs as the mold. You can buy an egg mold if you want, but if you already have a tray, save some money and use that instead!
We didn’t fill the egg-shaped openings completely with the peanut butter mixture. We used about a tablespoon of the mixture for each egg, and then I put the tray into the freezer so that the filling would be firm enough to dip into melted chocolate.
After about 30 minutes, we dipped the peanut butter eggs into the chocolate and placed them on a wax paper-lined plate.
The eggs were way too plain. Don’t you agree? So, we melted some candy coating and added colorful candy stripes to the eggs.
How to Make Homemade Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs
- For the Filling
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
- For the Chocolate Coating
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate morsels
- 1 cup each blue and yellow candy melts optional
Mix the peanut butter and powdered sugar until combined
Stir in the crushed graham crackers
Place a tablespoon of peanut butter mixture into an egg-shaped mold, and continue until all cavities are filled
Freeze for about 30 minutes or until firm
Melt the chocolate and candy melts according to package directions
Dip the peanut butter centers into the chocolate until fully coated, and place on wax paper to dry (you can pop these into the refrigerator if you want)
Use a fork to make stripes over the eggs with the candy coating, if desired
The filling is just sweet enough and has just the right amount of texture from the graham crackers. And the chocolate? Yum! If you don’t care for semi sweet chocolate, you can always use milk chocolate, instead.
Now that we’ve got the techinique mastered, we’ll be making some more of these homemade chocolate covered peanut butter eggs for Easter. This batch of candy eggs definitely won’t last that long!