You know how expensive those chocolate covered peanut butter eggs are. Last year we decided to make some. The idea was to form them into a cross shape and take them to bless the neighbors. They were a bit messy to make but super easy and way cheaper. Not convinced? Let me just say the taste was superior to any I had ever bought.
Allrecipes.com has tons of ones to try. Hark, never use Allrecipes you say? Love it, oh yes I do. People rate recipes and give suggestions if changes need to be made. Here is a basic recipe to get you started…
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (18 ounce) jar creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (2 pound) package confectioners’ sugar
2 cups flaked coconut
6 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup shortening
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Beat in sugar. Stir in coconut if desired. Form rounded tablespoonfuls into egg shapes. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill for 30 minutes.
In a microwave-safe bowl or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening: stir until smooth. Dip eggs until coated; place on waxed paper to harden.
For more decorative eggs, place about 1/4 cup melted chocolate in a small plastic bag. Cut a hole in the corner of the bag; pipe chocolate over tops of eggs. Store in the refrigerator.