I have been sick for the past few days and have basically just sat around watching Martha Stewart and Chopped. There is nothing better than watching cooking shows when you're feeling under the weather! The problem is I had so many plans to make wonderful treats this weekend and I was only able to make one. But, it was a good one. It's my favorite homemade Easter candy and if there is any treat that has magical sick healing abilities, peanut butter eggs would be it!
Peanut Butter Eggs:
3 cups confectioners sugar
4 sheets of graham crackers (crushed)
4 tablespoons butter (melted)
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 package semisweet chocolate (or white chocolate is really really yummy too!)
1 tablespoon shortening
Combine peanut butter, confectioners sugar, graham crackers, butter, salt and milk. Mix it together and make sure everything is well combined. It may seem a little dry but it will help to keep the shape of the eggs!
Form into balls about the size of a golf ball and shape it until it starts to look like an egg. You can also make smaller eggs (about the size of a cherry tomato) to put on sticks, if you'd like! If the mixture is cracking while you form it, you can definitely add another tablespoon of milk.
Put them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place it in the freezer for 45 minutes.
While the eggs are in the freezer, melt your chocolate in a double boiler along with the shortening.
Dip the eggs into the chocolate using either a fork or toothpicks and place on parchment paper.
Before the chocolate sets you can put sprinkles on or you can wait until the chocolate hardens and use some colored chocolate to make pretty designs on the eggs. The designing part is really up to you! I had a little 4 year old begging to put sprinkles on the eggs, so that's the direction we ended up going for the big ones :)
Recipe yields about 14 eggs.
Baked by Joanna, House of Hepworths, Tidy Mom, CraftoManiac, Today's Creative Blog, Mom's Crazy Cooking, 30 Handmade Days, Sun Scholars