These Copycat Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs are amazing! They are perfect for anyone who LOVES the Reese’s peanut butter chocolate eggs. Which if you are a Reese’s fan then you know that the BEST Reese’s is the Reese’s peanut butter eggs!
Copycat Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
If you are looking for the best homemade Easter treat then you are going to LOVE these Peanut butter easter eggs. They are easy to make and one of the most amazing Easter treats that we make.
Of course every year we make our Chocolate marshmallow eggs and love them but the real winner in our house is the copy cat Reese’s peanut butter eggs that I make.
Chocolate and Peanut butter is one of the best flavor combinations ever. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love it and in our house it is the top pick.
My husbands favorite candy ever is Reese’s peanut butter cups. Once a year they come out with Reese’s peanut butter eggs which is like a peanut butter cup but soooo much better. They are his absolute favorite with twice the amount of peanut filling in each egg. This also means he likes them more often than just during Easter. So while they are an Easter dessert, I do make theee all year long.
I came up with this Peanut Butter chocolate Egg Recipe specifically for when he wants them at times you can not get them in the store. You can make these easter treats in any shape that you want to. I personally just like to make them egg shaped and think they are perfect for Easter.
If you are looking for a tasty sugar free option, be sure to check out our Sugar Free Peanut Butter Eggs. They are perfect for anyone who sticks to a sugar free or low carb diet.
Love Chocolate and Peanut butter? Check these out!
- Chocolate Peanut butter thumbprint cookies
- Chocolate Peanut butter ice cream
- Sugar free Buckeyes
- Buckeye brownies
- Giant Reese’s Peanut butter cup cupcake
Best Peanut butter to Use
I am picky when it comes to my Peanut butter, I personally like to use Peanut Butter and Co. Peanut butter or Justin’s Peanut Butter. You can use your favorite peanut butter if you want to when making these Chocolate Peanut Butter eggs if you are not up to trying a new peanut butter. The important thing with the peanut butter is that you use smooth peanut butter and not chunky.
Best Chocolate to use
When it comes to dipping chocolate, I LOVE a good chocolate! To be honest when you are making chocolate peanut butter eggs, it is a must to use a good chocolate.
I am slightly picky on my chocolate because I LOVE Chocolate, so when you are making your Peanut butter eggs you want a good chocolate! My favorite to use is the Ghirardelli dipping chocolate, it is sooo good!
Tips for Making this Recipe
Use a Double Boiler to melt the chocolate. You are going to need to melt chocolate, the best way to do so is with a double boiler. If you have never melted chocolate with a double boiler, check out How to Melt Chocolate in a Double Boiler.
Don’t cut the fridge time short. The peanut butter shaped eggs need the fridge time to set. Taking them out of the fridge and dipping in the hot melted chocolate will cause them to crumble if they are not fully cooled and set.
Shake off the excess chocolate. It is important when you are dipping peanut butter eggs in chocolate to get the excess chocolate off.
How to Store Peanut Butter eggs
After the chocolate has hardened you can store them in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. If you would like them to last longer or your house is warmer store them in the fridge.
Can you freeze chocolate peanut butter eggs?
Yes! If you want to make these ahead of time and freeze them you can. After making them, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lay flat on the baking sheet and place in the freezer. Freeze until solid. Then store in an airtight container in layers, with parchment or wax paper between the layers in the freezer.
Peanut Butter Eggs Ingredients
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 8 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 1/2 cup dipping chocolate
How to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
In a large bowl mix the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt with a wooden spoon until well combined.
Then add the sugar and stir it well until it is incorporated with the peanut butter mixture.
Use your hands to roll the mixture into egg-like oval shapes that are 1/4 inch thick.
Chill the peanut butter eggs on a plate in the fridge for about 1 hour.
Set up a double boiler and use the double boiler to melt the chocolate.
Remove the peanut butter eggs from the fridge.
Using a fork dip each one into the melted chocolate until they are completely coated. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to remove the extra chocolate.
Place them on a cooling rack to cool and harden before eating.
Easter Dessert Recipes
- Chocolate Covered Peeps
- Easter Bunny Cake
- Easter Nest Cupcakes
- Chocolate Nest Cupcakes
- Resurrection Cookies
Peanut Butter Eggs
- In a large bowl mix the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt with a wooden spoon until well combined.
- Then add the sugar and stir it well until it is incorporated with the peanut butter mixture.
- Use your hands to roll the peanut butter into egg-like oval shapes that are 1/4 inch thick.
- Chill the peanut butter eggs on a plate in the fridge for about 1 hour.
- Using a double boiler melt the chocolate, if the chocolate is to thick you can add a little bit of shorting to help thin it out.
- Remove the peanut butter eggs from the fridge.
- Using a fork dip each one into the melted chocolate until they are completely coated. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to remove the extra chocolate.
- Place them on a cooling rack to cool and harden before eating.
Each egg is 7 Weight Watchers Smart Points on the Weight Watchers FreeStyle program.