I remember as a kid that I couldn’t wait to get my Easter basket and tear into the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. They were the best candy the Easter Bunny brought. I mean they are like giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, maybe they’re the same size but there is a lot more peanut butter in them than in the cups so of course I love them!!! I remember when I first had these No Bake Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bars I thought they were just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup but in bar form. When I was thinking about what I wanted to make for a fun Easter treat I decided it had to be these Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs.
They’re very easy to make and don’t require any baking. If you melt the almond bark in the microwave it’s even easier to have the little monkeys in the house help. Most of the time in this recipe is inactive. you want the mixture to be very cold when you form it and again before you dip it in the hot chocolate. The actual active time is very much. The kids couldn’t wait to taste these and, of course, they all loved them!! I think that these Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs will become a new Easter tradition in our house!
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 2¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 12 oz. chocolate almond bark
- 1 tbsp vegetable shortening
- in a medium bowl combine the butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and peanut butter
- refrigerate the mixture for 1 hour
- once mixture has hardened form 2 tablespoons of mixture into an egg shape and place on a parchment lined baking sheet
- place into the freezer for 30 minutes
- after peanut butter eggs have hardened
- melt almond bark and vegetable shortening in a medium bowl
- dip peanut butter eggs into the melted chocolate and set on parchment paper
- allow chocolate to harden and enjoy!