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Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

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Make your favorite Easter candy right at home with this recipe for Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs! They taste just the real thing and are super easy to make in your own kitchen!

copycat reese's peanut butter eggs

There has been a longstanding debate over which is better: Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs or Cups? My opinion? Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs and I am going to let you in on how to make your very own Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs right at home.

copycat reese's peanut butter eggs

What is a Peanut Butter Egg? Quite simply, it’s peanut butter mixed with powdered sugar and butter that is then coated in a delicious chocolate coating. Traditionally, they are only found around the Easter season (boo!). But, if you make this copycat recipe, you could enjoy your favorite seasonal treat year round (yay!).

copycat reese's peanut butter eggs

There really is nothing better than waking up to finding all of your favorite chocolates and candies from the Easter Bunny! I was always excited to find Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs! They are the perfect addition to an Easter Dessert Board too!

copycat reese's peanut butter eggs

It’s actually how easy it is to make these homemade peanut butter eggs. You’d never know it! The hardest part about making your own chocolate eggs is that it takes 2 hours for them to set!

You are going to be shocked to realize these Copycat Peanut Butter Eggs taste just like a Reese’s! Don’t say I didn’t warn you when you become addicted!

copycat reese's peanut butter eggs

Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs Shopping List:

  • creamy peanut butter, at room temperature
  • salted butter
  • powdered sugar
  • milk
  • semi sweet chocolate
  • shortening or coconut oil
  • Sprinkles, if you’d like
copycat reese's peanut butter eggs

How to Make Your Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

  • Beat the peanut butter and butter together until combined.
  • Add the powdered sugar and combine until sandy, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Slowly beat in the milk a little at a time because the consistency of peanut butter varies greatly. Only add enough milk until the mixture keeps shape when molded.
  • Shape into an egg shape by pressing into a cookie cutter or by hand. Place on waxed paper and freeze for 2 hours.
  • Place chocolate and shortening or coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir vigorously to allow the residual heat to continue melting the chocolate. If the chocolate is not completely melted, repeat for 30 seconds.
  • Spoon the melted chocolate over the peanut butter eggs and place on waxed paper. Immediately drop sprinkles over the chocolate if desired.
copycat reese's peanut butter eggs

Somethings to Keep in Mind When Making Your Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

  • If you are gluten free, you will be happy to know so are these peanut butter eggs!
  • If you are dairy free, I recommend substituting the milk to your alternative milk product of your choice.
  • Unfortunately, a natural peanut butter will not work in this recipe. Stick to a traditional creamy peanut butter.
  • Feel free to change up the chocolate for a delicious alternative like white or dark chocolate.
  • No cookie cutters? You could use your hands to shape them into eggs. Or even use one of the very many silicone molds you can find now.

How to Store Your Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

You will want to store your eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week. Or if you would like, you could free them up to about 3 months.

copycat reese's peanut butter eggs

How to Make Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs for Other Seasons

The fun part about making these chocolate eggs is that you could very simply change their shape for any season or occasion! Just simply use a cookie cutter. For example, a heart for Valentine’s Day, a pumpkin for Halloween, etc., the list can go on and on!

copycat reese's peanut butter eggs
copycat reese's peanut butter eggs

Copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs recipe

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 3 hours 16 minutes
Make your favorite Easter candy right at home with this recipe for Copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs! They taste just the real thing and are super easy to make in your own kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 (8 ounce) boxes semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shortening or coconut oil
  • Sprinkles, if desired

Instructions

    1. Beat the peanut butter and butter together until combined.
    2. Add the powdered sugar and combine until sandy, scraping down the sides as needed.
    3. Slowly beat in the milk a little at a time because the consistency of peanut butter varies greatly. Only add enough milk until the mixture keeps shape when molded.
    4. Shape into an egg shape by pressing into a cookie cutter or by hand.
    5. Place on waxed paper and freeze for 2 hours.
    6. Place chocolate and shortening or coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds.
    7. Stir vigorously to allow the residual heat to continue melting the chocolate. If the chocolate is not completely melted, repeat for 30 seconds.
    8. Spoon the melted chocolate over the peanut butter eggs and place on waxed paper. Immediately drop sprinkles over the chocolate if desired.
    9. These are best if stored in the refrigerator.

Notes

Somethings to Keep in Mind When Making Your Copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs

  • If you are gluten free, you will be happy to know so are these peanut butter eggs!
  • If you are dairy free, I recommend substituting the milk to your alternative milk product of your choice.
  • Unfortunately, a natural peanut butter will not work in this recipe. Stick to a traditional creamy peanut butter.
  • Feel free to change up the chocolate for a delicious alternative like white or dark chocolate.
  • No cookie cutters? You could use your hands to shape them into eggs. Or even use one of the very many silicone molds you can find now.

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