In all of my 41 years, I have never been what some people call a “festive person”. So it may come as a shock that I’m sharing a recipe for these 5-Ingredient peanut butter eggs as an Easter dessert.
I hope you haven’t fainted. There isn’t a whole lot I can do from here besides wait for you to wake up and continue reading. I’ll give you a moment to collect yourself… don’t forget to wipe your chin.
I’m ok with not being a “festive person” and I have embraced the fact that it is just not me. I find that being a “festive person” involves a lot of energy. I don’t have and it also causes a lot of stress that I don’t want. However, I feel bad that I don’t always share seasonal recipes with you, especially around the holidays.
This past weekend I tried my hand at making homemade peanut butter eggs. This recipe makes me feel a little nostalgic. It takes me back to when I used to get peanut butter eggs in my Easter basket from the Easter Bunny. Especially that one year when I got a little something more than the usual treats and peanut butter eggs.
The Story of My Rabbit
I was about 6 or 7 years old when I decided I wanted real,
I awoke on Easter morning with a note inside my Easter basket from none other than the Easter Bunny himself!
This is the letter:
My mama and I put on our shoes and maybe a jacket and walked over to my daddy’s farmstead. Inside my daddy’s office, there was a tall box. Mama and I folded back the lid and a white rabbit hopped around inside the box. The Easter Bunny had brought me a pet rabbit!
As a child, I thought that bunny would be cuddly and loving and make the greatest pet ever… boy was I wrong! That bunny was wild and would scratch the tar out of you if only given the chance. Perhaps that bunny and I needed time to bond. Unfortunately, before my daddy and brother could even build a bunny hutch for my new pet bunny to live in, he mysteriously died. I didn’t have the rabbit long enough to bond with, but I was very disappointed.
Last night I asked my mama if she remembered any of this. Of course, she did. She also reminded me that a day or two after the bunny died I became sick with a fever. One of our dear neighbors told my daddy I could possibly have come down with a touch of rabbit fever.
Rabbit fever or not, that fever didn’t keep me down very long. A few days later J.T. (daddy’s farm hand I’ve mentioned before) brought me a new rabbit. He raised rabbits and hated to hear that my rabbit had died, so he brought me one of his.
The most exciting thing that bunny ever did was escape from his hutch. Somehow I forgot to latch the door and he jumped out of his hutch. Mama just happened to see his tracks in the snow that had fallen. She managed to track him down and trap him in a corner. From there she was able to get her hands on him and cage him back up. I was glad she caught my bunny, but I’m not so sure it would have bothered me if he had run away.
Over time, I never really bonded with the bunny. I grew bored of trying to pet a critter that just didn’t like being touched. My daddy ended up caring for him, so he decided to give him back to J.T. It was for the best, and I never shed a tear.
Moral of the story: Think twice before getting a child a bunny for Easter. They don’t always make good pets and are way overrated.
The Peanut Butter Eggs
However, these homemade PEANUT BUTTER EGGS ARE NOT OVERRATED!
In fact, it’s pretty dang scary just how easy these things are to make. It frightens me that it only takes 5 ingredients to make these. What is even more surprisingis that all of the ingredients you need to make these peanut butter eggs are ones that you keep in your pantry.
I fear for my thighs y’all!
This recipe is the perfect example as to why I don’t make desserts very often. Recipes as decadent and easy as this one need to kept under lock and key. The hardest part is waiting for the peanut butter and chocolate to set. You don’t need fancy gadgets, just a little patience and finger licking resistance are all you need.
Decadent, quick and easy to make, these peanut butter eggs are made using only 5 ingredients. This makes them the best no-bake Easter treat ever! If you love the irresistible chocolate and peanut butter combination, you will love these dense, peanut-buttery confections dipped in chocolate.
In our opinion, these homemade peanut butter eggs are better than the store-bought version because they are not as salty. We have them in the freezer to extend the life for safe keeping.
They are so good! You have to make these!
Do you have an Easter story you’d like to share? I’d love to hear about it. Comment below!
5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Eggs
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 12 ounce package milk chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1¼ cup powdered sugar (divided)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is completely melted and just starts to bubble. Remove from heat.
- Add the remaining ¼ cup of powdered sugar, stirring until completely combined. Turn out the peanut butter mixture onto the prepared pan with parchment paper. Using a butter knife, smooth out the dough flat even thickness of about ½-inch. This will help the mixture cool faster and make it easier to divide up when forming the eggs. Set aside and let cool to room temp.
- Divide the dough into ten 2-inch balls. Shape the dough into flattened ovals, to mimic the shape of an egg, placing each egg back on the lined baking sheet. Place the sheet pan in the freezer for one hour, or until hard.
- Melt chocolate chips in the microwave. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between intervals, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Using your fingers (try not to lick them!), tongs or two forks, roll each egg into the chocolate and place them back on the lined baking sheet. When all the eggs are dipped and all the chocolate is gone, place the sheet pan back into the freezer for the chocolate to set; about 1 to 2 hours.
- Store the peanut butter eggs in the refrigerator or the freezer.
- You can chill dough in the fridge before rolling into eggs if you don’t want to wait as long. Chilling the dough makes it easier to handle.
- If you have leftover chocolate you can drizzle more on top of the eggs for decoration, whatever you do with it, DON’T WASTE IT!
- The peanut butter eggs become slightly soft when stored in the refrigerator. Unless you will serving to friends and family right away, I recommend that you keep the eggs in the freezer and thaw at least 15-minutes before eating.