Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs made with melted chocolate over creamy peanut butter are perfect treats for your Easter basket! These easy Chocolate peanut butter eggs are everyone's favorite treat!
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 only need a few simple ingredients for this peanut butter eggs recipe. You should be able to find them in your grocery stores or online.
- Creamy peanut butter
- Powdered sugar
- Graham crackers
- Chocolate chips or chocolate candy melts
- Coconut oil
How to Make 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.
If you want smoother peanut butter filling, you can make them without the graham crackers. But I love the crunchier texture that you get with the graham crackers added. It also helps the eggs hold their shape.
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.
We used semi-sweet chocolate morsels for the chocolate coating. For a smoother coating, we like to add a tablespoon of shortening or coconut oil to thin it out.
If you use chocolate candy coating or candy melts, you can leave out the coconut oil.
The best way to coat peanut butter eggs is to dip the peanut butter filling into the melted chocolate with a fork. After dipping the peanut butter eggs into the chocolate, we place them on a wax paper-lined plate or baking sheet to dry.
The eggs were done, but way too plain for this time of the year!
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!
There are many ways to customize this Easter egg candy recipe!
Use any chocolate you like. White chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate all work great--choose whichever chocolate flavor is your favorite!
I like mixing creamy peanut butter and graham crackers to make the peanut butter mixture, but you could use any type you want. Crunchy peanut butter might make the top of the chocolate eggs less even, but should be easy enough to smooth.
Whether you're using smooth peanut butter, creamy peanut butter, or a natural peanut butter, just make sure that the eggs are a consistency you like.
Decorate the top of the egg however you want. Sprinkles, any excess chocolate, colorful confectionery coating--this is a great recipe for just having fun!
How to Store
Store your peanut butter chocolate eggs in an airtight container in the fridge, or at room temperature if your kitchen is cool.
You can also make this peanut butter egg recipe ahead. Just form the filling into egg shapes, and freeze!
When you're ready to decorate the eggs, let them thaw before dipping in chocolate. Keep the frozen eggs wrapped in wax paper and keep them tightly covered in a freezer-safe container.
Homemade 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 tablespoon coconut oil for softer chocolate
- 1 cup each blue and yellow candy melts optional
- seasonal sprinkles 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
- Refrigerate or freeze until firm
- In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips with coconut oil according to package directions. In separate bowls, melt the 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
- Top with seasonal sprinkles, if desired
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
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These adorable peanut butter chocolate eggs are one of my family's favorite treats during Easter time!
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First published in 2016 and updated in March 2022.