Peanut Butter Easter Eggs Recipe

You won’t be able to eat just one of these peanut butter and chocolate treats. And don’t forget to get the kids involved–it’ll be worth the sticky fingers!

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”35 min” cook_time=”” serves=”16″ details=”” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=”1 egg”]

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter


  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Pastel sprinkles



[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”35 minutes, plus chilling”]

[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a large bowl, cream butter; gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, cracker crumbs, peanut butter and vanilla. Shape into 16 eggs; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip eggs in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Decorate with sprinkles; return eggs to waxed paper. Chill until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  Yield: 16 eggs.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

[nutrition-info calories=”322″ calories_fat=”” fat=”19g” sat_fat=”9g” choles=”15mg” sodium=”110mg” carbs=”36g” sugars=”” protein=”4g” fiber=”1g”]


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