This Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs recipe makes an easy Easter dessert or treat! Only 4 ingredients and better than store bought!
If you like Reese's eggs, you're going to love these homemade chocolate peanut butter eggs! These 4 ingredient peanut butter eggs are super easy and make a delicious addition to your Easter dessert table.
I absolutely loved finding Reese's 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 -- protein, y'all!
My oldest baby is absolutely crazy about the chocolate and peanut butter combo. She suggested that we try making our own homemade chocolate covered peanut butter eggs. Of course, I was up for the challenge!
You can make the basic egg recipe with just 4 ingredients. If you want smoother chocolate, you can add coconut oil. If you want to get fancy, add seasonal sprinkles or colored candy melts for decoration.
- Creamy peanut butter
- Powdered sugar
- Graham crackers
- Chocolate chips or chocolate candy melts
How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
First, you make the easy peanut butter filling. We ended up making a filling that's almost the same as the one we use for no bake chocolate peanut butter bars. It has graham cracker crumbs in it, so it's got the same kind of texture as Reese's eggs.
These would be 3 ingredient treats without the graham crackers, but I love the texture that you get with them added. It also helps the eggs hold their shape.
How to Shape the Peanut Butter
After you make the filling, use a plastic deviled egg tray to form the egg shapes. Super easy and cheap! You can get these plastic deviled egg trays at the Dollar store or probably any store close to Easter.
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 pressed it into the egg cavity.
Then I put the tray into the freezer for just a few minutes so that the filling would be firm enough to dip into melted chocolate. You can also refrigerate the filling if you prefer.
Best Way to Coat Peanut Butter Eggs
We used semi sweet chocolate morsels for the chocolate coating. I like thick chocolate, but you can add a tablespoon of shortening or coconut oil to thin it out if you want. Or, you can use chocolate candy coating.
The best way to coat peanut butter eggs is to dip the peanut butter filling into the melted chocolate with a fork. After we dipped the peanut butter eggs into the chocolate, we placed them on a wax paper-lined plate to dry.
The eggs were way too plain. Don't you agree?
So, we melted some candy coating and added colorful candy stripes to the eggs. Much better!
We also added pastel sprinkles and bunnies to a few. You need to add these right away, though -- before the chocolate starts to set.
Otherwise, the decorations won't stick to the chocolate. Grab a partner for this, and it goes much smoother!
Can you Freeze Them?
Yes, you can freeze the peanut butter eggs. If you freeze the filling before dipping in chocolate, make sure you let it thaw first! To make the eggs ahead of time, wrap them in wax paper, and keep tightly covered in a freezer-safe container.
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.
Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
For the peanut butter filling
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup crushed graham crackers
for the chocolate coating
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate morsels
- 1 cup each blue and yellow candy melts optional
- seasonal sprinkles optional
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil optional -- for softer chocolate
- 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
- Refrigerate or freeze 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
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First published in 2016 and updated in March 2021