Start a new tradition with homemade peanut butter eggs

These festive sweets are good to give as gifts or eat yourself.

These festive sweets are good to give as gifts or eat yourself.

Katherine Sauvageot, Section Editor

Try these peanut butter cup eggs for the Easter holiday. They are perfect for parties or Easter dinner dessert!
1 (16 ounce) package confectioners’ sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon milk
8 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon shortening*

1.  In a mixing bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, butter and milk (if needed for moisture), until blended. Shape mixture into two 1/2 pound eggs, or make a bunch of smaller eggs. Freeze eggs for one hour.
2. While the eggs are freezing, cut semi-sweet chocolate into small pieces, and place the pieces in top of the double boiler with the shortening. Melt over medium heat, stirring frequently, until smooth. Stick a long-tined fork in the top of each peanut butter egg; dip it in melted chocolate to cover, then drain on waxed paper. When the eggs are cooled and set, decorate the eggs to suit your fancy.
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*Shortening is fat used for cooking, which can be derived from animal or vegetable products. Examples of this include margarine and Crisco.