Just in time for Easter here is my recipe for my Creamy Peanut Butter Eggs. Part of a well balanced life is enjoying special holiday treats too. I have created my recipe with all the best ingredients so that we can enjoy these peanut butter eggs every Easter without having to eat junk ingredients. This recipe is so much fun to make and really easy too. It is a great activity to do together as a family. I'm joined by my own little helpers at the end of the video to help decorate our PB eggs. :)
Creamy Peanut Butter Eggs
4 oz. butter, softened
4 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1 c. creamy all natural peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
2 c. dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp. shortening
Cream together the butter and creamy cheese until completely smooth. It will be light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Add the confectioner's sugar 1/2 cup at a time and mix until completely blended between each addition. Mix well.
Roll a tablespoon amount of mixture into smooth balls then shape into eggs. Place on a wax paper or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. When the chocolate is completely melted, remove from heat and beginning dipping peanut butter eggs. Drop the eggs in one at a time and lift out using two forks. Keep dipping until all the peanut butter eggs are covered. Decorate with sprinkles as you go if desired.
Store covered in the refrigerator. Makes 3 1/2 dozen eggs.