Peanut butter Easter eggs recipe is perfect for Easter! The recipe is designed to make jumbo peanut butter eggs, but you can separate out the dough into as many eggs as you want. The inside is a peanut butter fudge/peanut butter cheesecake mixture with a soft white chip outside that can be colorful if you chose! Multicolor or one color or no color are all options. If you want other Easter recipes for the holiday season, click here.
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Check out my other peanut butter recipes:
- peanut butter m&m cookies
- peanut butter cup cheesecake
- no bake peanut butter cup bars
- peanut butter pie
Special equipment for Easter recipe:
There is not any special mold you need to form the eggs, as you do that by hand. If you wanted to invest in a spatula that has thin to thick edges to smooth out the surface of the egg, check these out here. They come in 6 colors, and are my absolute favorite spatulas because of the thin to thick edges. It smooths out any surface and can clean out bowls in ways no other spatula can.
Variations of recipe for Reese’s peanut butter Easter eggs:
- chocolate instead of color on outside
- you can use milk or dark chocolate with the sweetened condensed milk instead of white chips for a traditional Reese’s flavor
- more powdered sugar
- I went a little light on my powdered sugar, you can add more if you want it more dense
- one color
- you can make the egg one color in a bowl instead of taking the time to separate out the melted white chips into 4 or so bowls
- leave it white
- you can make the peanut butter Easter egg look like a real egg by leaving it white, just omit the food coloring process
- omit sweetened condensed milk
- if you want a crunchy coating and just want to drizzle the white chocolate on, you can!
- omit peanut butter chips
- these chips just provide extra flavor, but you can use extra peanut butter instead
- one large egg
- instead of making two small eggs, don’t separate the peanut butter mixture into 2 sections. Leave it whole and make a giant half of an egg shape.
- 3 or more eggs
- instead of making this recipe into 2 Easter eggs like the directions say, you can separate out the mixture into as many eggs as you want!
Can I make any part of the peanut butter cheesecake egg in advance?
Yes, you can make the entire recipe in advance, and store in the fridge up to a week a head of time.
Making the peanut butter fudge inside first and freezing it for a few weeks, and then put the colored topping on works as well.
Main ingredients for homemade Reese’s peanut butter eggs:
- cream cheese-this is what makes the inside like a cheesecake. It provides creaminess
- peanut butter chips-adds extra flavor to the inside
- peanut butter-makes the peanut butter flavor
- powdered sugar-helps thicken the cheesecake mixture
- white chips-allows us to color the outside of the egg
- sweetened condensed milk-helps add flexibility to the melted white chips
Overview of how to make peanut butter fudge Easter eggs:
- peanut butter inside-melt chips and add remaining cheesecake ingredients. Freeze in the shape of a ball until set.
- colorful outside-melt chips and sweetened condensed milk, and separate out into small bowls. Add food coloring to bowls to color the melted chip mixture. Mold the food coloring white chip mixture over the frozen egg of peanut butter cheesecake. Let set for about an hour in the freezer. Serve in slices.
Helpful Tips for making peanut butter eggs for Easter:
- how to mold the egg
- I did not make my 2 eggs very even. I just tried my best to shape them like half an egg with a spatula and knife.
- one drop of food coloring at a time
- I made the mistake of adding 3 drops of food coloring to each bowl instead of seeing what one drop looked like. It would look more like Easter colors if I did not go ham on the food coloring.
- let thaw before cutting
- the Easter eggs will be easier to cut into if you let them thaw in the fridge or room temp before cutting.
How to store easy peanut butter fudge:
- fridge-store this dessert in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- freezer-this Easter dessert can be stored in the freezer for about a month.
Peanut Butter Easter Egg
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- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/3 cup peanut butter chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup white baking chips
- In a large glass bowl, melt peanut butter chips in the microwave for 1 minute. Then, stir to see if it is melted. If it needs melted more, put back in microwave for 15 seconds at a time until fully melted.
- Add cream cheese, peanut butter, and vanilla to melted peanut butter chips. Stir until well combined. Stir in powdered sugar until smooth throughout.
- Separate the batter into 2 parts in the bowl (or how ever many eggs you are going to be making. The more eggs you make, the smaller they will be). On a baking tray with wax paper, shape each dough section into an egg shape. Try to make the edges even and smooth. Then, freeze egg shapes for about 30 minutes.
- In the last 5 minutes of the 30 minutes, in a glass bowl (can be same one as before), melt the white chips and sweetened condensed milk in the microwave together for 1 minute. Then, stir to see if it is melted enough. If it needs melted more, put back in microwave for 15 seconds at a time until fully melted.
- After the 30 minutes, remove peanut butter eggs from freezer. Using your fingers, mold the white chip mixture onto the eggs, in a thin layer (save some for coloring later). Once each egg has a layer of white, you can divide out the remaining white chip mixture into colors (so if you are using 5 colors, divide mixture into 5 bowls).
- Using food coloring, color each bowl white chip mixture to the desired color. Then, using your fingers, mold each color onto the eggs. Freeze eggs for an additional hour to set. Cut into pieces and serve your Peanut Butter Easter Egg slices refrigerated or room temp!
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