Homemade Reese's Eggs

I absolutely love Reese's peanut butter cups! They are probably one of my favorite chocolate bars! Can you call them a chocolate BAR? cups? And those little "eggs" that come out around Easter are awesome! Around here they are 75 cents EACH!
Wow, for one flat peanut butter "egg". Hmm but they are so good....
After looking at a few different recipes I settled on this one. I think these are BETTER then the store bought ones and I didn't have to go out and buy anything I didn't already have.

Homemade Reese's Eggs

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch kosher salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1. In a large bowl mix the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt with a wooden spoon until well combined. Then add the confectioners’ sugar and stir it well until is completely incorporated with the peanut butter mixture.

2. Use your hands to roll the peanut butter into egg-like oval shapes that are 1/4 inch thick and chill them on a plate in the fridge for about 1 hour.

3. In the microwave melt the chocolate chips until they are completely smooth. Remove the peanut butter balls from the fridge and dip each one into the melted chocolate until they are completely coated. Line a plate with wax paper and allow the chocolate to cool and harden before eating.


I only had salted butter on hand so I opted not to add the pinch of salt. I probably wouldn't have anyways since for the most part I'm an anti-salter. I also added about 1 teaspoon of shortening to the chocolate chips while melting them to make it and keep it smoother for dipping. Next time I will flatten them out a little bit more too.

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  1. OMG!

    These are MY FAVORITE! Love the texture of them too. I so have to try this recipe.


  2. Oh crap ... I may just be forced to try this out to make sure it's perfect for Easter. Repeatedly. :)

  3. Mmm...those look delicious thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Oh wow!! You got love these! I am going to have to try them!

  5. They look awesome! Peanut butter eggs/cups are my fav!

  6. Reese's is my absolute favorite candy, especially this time of year. I think I know what I'm making tomorrow. ;)

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  7. Mmmm, I was actually thinking of doing this the other day. Nomnomnom

  8. Yum, my favorite! I would love to try these for my Easter dessert plate. Thank you for sharing :)

  9. Oh my heck! I would eat the entire batch of these babies! YUM!!!

  10. Peanut butter eggs are one of my favorite Easter candies. i can't wait to try it!


  11. Mmmm, they look delicious! I can't wait to try them out! Thanks for the recipe!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  12. These are my all time FAVORITE food - and can eat all 6 in the package in one sitting. I will absolutely be trying these....bring it ON! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Linky Party! The link is below!
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  13. YUM! Wish I had chocolate chips in my house right now. Gah!

  14. mmmm these do look awesome. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm going to be checking out the rest of your projects! :)

  15. I have loved these PB cups since I was a kid because the Easter Eggs always had the most PB in them!! So excited to make them!! If you get a sec, pop on over to Foodie Friday and link up! Oh, and I found you at Keeping it Simple! :)