Homemade Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Easter Eggs


Peanut Butter Easter Egg Recipe

Making this delicious peanut butter Easter egg recipe is the perfect way to celebrate the spring holiday. These little chocolate peanut butter eggs are an easy treat to make, and they are a fabulous addition to your Easter celebration.

What are Reese’s Eggs?

You can buy Reese’s peanut butter eggs, Christmas trees, and many other shapes at the store. These homemade peanut butter eggs are just as good as the original, if not better. Plus, you can make them for a fraction of the cost and have many more delicious, sweet treats to enjoy. 

Peanut butter Easter eggs are exactly as they sound. These delicious eggs are made with a creamy sweet peanut butter filling on the inside and covered in a decadent chocolate layer on the outside. Making the famous peanut butter chocolate flavor combination that many of us love.

I always looked forward to the time of year, when I could buy the Easter eggs from the store, that is until I realized that I could make them on my own. Once I discovered this, it was a game changer. As the homemade peanut butter Easter eggs are so delicious, there’s no going back! 

Homemade peanut butter Easter eggs are like peanut butter balls, and homemade peanut butter cups, which are way better than Reese’s peanut butter cups, in my biased opinion.

Easter Egg Peanut Butter Candies

This Easter, I am excited to show you how you can make this peanut butter Easter egg recipe using just a few simple ingredients. Then you can choose how to make them if you have any allergy restrictions, or preferences to incorporate in these delicious Easter eggs. 

For example, if you have a peanut allergy, you can use your favorite nut butter alternative. Or if you have a chocolate preference, such as I prefer to use dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips, you can choose your favorites.

Let’s get started by looking at the recipe to make peanut butter Easter eggs!

Peanut Butter Egg Recipe

Kitchen Equipment

Parchment paper

Mixing bowls (large and medium-sized)

A large fork

A large baking sheet

Peanut Butter Egg Ingredients

Peanut Butter Filling

Creamy Peanut Butter

When you make peanut butter Easter eggs it’s very important that you use creamy or smooth peanut butter. You do not want to use crunchy peanut butter for this recipe, as it will not turn out like it should. 

Powdered Sugar

The next ingredient you want to use is powdered sugar. You may use confectioners’ sugar if necessary instead of powdered sugar.


Also, for the peanut butter filling you will want to use butter. I usually use salted butter, but you may use unsalted butter if you prefer. It will simply have a lower sodium content which is not all bad.

Chocolate Coating

Chocolate Chips

My favorite type of chocolate to use for this recipe is your favorite type of chocolate chips. I usually go for dark chocolate chips, but you can use milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips as you prefer. It is not my preference to use candy melts for this recipe, but if that’s what you have on hand, they will work. I just find them a little bit more difficult to work with.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is the secret ingredient that when mixed with your melted chocolate chips, will make your peanut butter Easter eggs absolute perfection. You can find coconut oil in a solid state at most local grocery stores. This usually comes in a jar and has a hardened white consistency inside of the jar. All you need is a scoop of this coconut oil with chocolate chips to make the most amazing chocolate coating for your Easter eggs.

Festive Sprinkles

Sprinkles are a fun addition to your homemade Reese’s eggs, to make them even more festive as you celebrate the Easter holiday. Since these peanut butter eggs are for Easter, I like to choose a bright cheerful color combination of sprinkles. You can choose to use whichever type of sprinkles you prefer.

How to Make Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

Step 1: Making the Peanut Butter Filling

The first step in making the peanut butter Easter eggs is to make the creamy peanut butter filling. To do this you will combine the creamy peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix the peanut butter mixture until it is completely combined. Make sure to scrape the side of the bowl, so that you are getting all of the goodies.

Step 2: Form Peanut Butter into Eggs and Chill

Now it’s time to form the peanut butter filling into the egg shapes. To do this, I like to work on parchment paper, but you can also work on a clean surface that you sprinkle lately with powdered sugar. 

Take the ball of peanut butter filling, press it out evenly, or if you have one handy roll it with a rolling pin so that it is nice and smooth. You will want to leave the peanut butter filling at least ½ inch thick.

Then, use an egg-shaped cookie cutter, to cut out the egg shapes. Place the egg shapes on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Tip: If you don’t have an egg-shaped cookie cutter, you can also use a round cookie cutter that has been bent. Or you can take the peanut butter filling and roll it into balls, that are shaped like an oval. Pinch the top side and flatten it down to make an egg shape.

Place all of the prepared peanut butter egg shapes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and put them in the freezer for 1 hour to chill.

Step 3: Preparing the Chocolate

While your peanut butter eggs are chilling, you can prepare the chocolate mixture to dip the eggs into. 

To do this, I suggest using a microwave-safe bowl to melt chocolate chips in. You can also do this on the stovetop in a double boiler if you prefer. 

In the microwave-safe bowl, add your desired chocolate chips, and coconut oil. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir. Repeat the process of microwaving for 30 seconds, then stirring until the chocolate mixture melts. 

Usually, it will be a total time of 1 minute 30 seconds, but you do not want to do this time all at once, as it will burn the chocolate. 

Step 4: Dipping the Peanut Butter Eggs

Now comes the fun part, dipping the peanut butter eggs in the melted chocolate! 

Remove your chilled peanut butter egg shapes from the freezer. Using a fork, dip the eggs individually into the melted chocolate, and then set them on the parchment paper once more. 

As you dip the eggs, let them drip any excess chocolate off before you place them onto the parchment paper, if you don’t let the extra chocolate drip, you might end up with chocolate puddles. 

Step 5: Decorate and Chill

Before you put the chocolate-covered peanut butter eggs back into the freezer to chill, you can decorate the Easter eggs with fun-colored sprinkles, or drizzles of the leftover chocolate. 

Once you are finished decorating, place the baking sheet back into the freezer for another hour, or until the eggs are dried. 

After the peanut butter Easter eggs are dried, you can eat them, store them in the fridge, or freeze them for later enjoyment. 

Storing + Freezing Peanut Butter Eggs

Room Temperature 

As you may have guessed, it is best to limit the amount of time your peanut butter Easter eggs remain at room temperature. If they get too warm, you may find that they become extra soft and melty.

Storing in the Fridge

To store the prepared peanut butter Easter eggs after they have dried, you will want to place them into an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to two weeks. 

Freezing Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

For longer storage, your dried peanut butter eggs may also be frozen. To do this you will first want to transfer them to an airtight freezer-safe container. Then place in the freezer for up to three months.

Recipe Tips

How to get the Egg Shape

The easiest way to get that Easter egg shaped for these peanut butter eggs, is to use an egg-shaped cookie cutter. However, if you don’t have one of those, you can make the shape by hand. 

To do this, you’ll want to roll some of the peanut butter filling between your two hands, to make a nice round ball. Then continue rolling it so that it becomes more of an oval shape. Pinch the top of one end, while pressing the other end into the palm of your hand. This will give you more of an egg-type shape. 

Lay the peanut butter and flat on the parchment paper. Then gently press it flat with the palm of your hand, so that it makes an egg shape

Recipe Variations

White Chocolate Chips

As an alternative to your traditional dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips, you may enjoy using white chocolate chips to dip the peanut butter Easter egg in. 

Candy Melts

Although this is not my favorite option, you can use candy melts to dip the peanut butter Easter eggs into if you prefer. You will want to work quickly as the candy melts set up very fast.


Are Reese’s Eggs Gluten-Free?

Although Reese’s eggs may not necessarily be gluten-free, you can easily make homemade peanut butter eggs that are gluten-free. You can easily do this because you have complete control over what ingredients are used, and what other ingredients the eggs may be exposed to. Making homemade peanut butter Easter eggs that are gluten-free is a great alternative to buying ones from the store.

Do These Have Dairy?

The only dairy that is homemade peanut butter Easter eggs may have in them, is the butter, and chocolate chips. If you wish to make your peanut butter Easter eggs dairy-free, you can simply substitute these two ingredients for dairy-free alternatives.

Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

Making your homemade peanut butter Easter eggs using my easy recipe is a fun activity that you might enjoy doing with your kids. Plus, your kids are going to love eating this tasty treat. Try making these homemade peanut butter Easter eggs for your Easter gathering!

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my peanut butter Easter egg recipe! I hope that you will give this recipe a try, and I hope you enjoy it!

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