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Make your own Reese’s peanut butter eggs

Briana Osuna, Features Editor

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Easter is approaching, which means stores are flooded with various sweet treats waiting to be devoured. One popular Easter goody is the seasonal Reese’s peanut butter egg. These peanut butter eggs are addicting, once you taste the peanut butter and chocolate duo it’s likely that you’ll be back at the store purchasing at least five more. Before you realize you’ve spent far more money on candy than necessary. However, I have a recipe provided by Pinterest, that allows you to make your own Reese’s peanut butter eggs. Consisting of just six ingredients and simple steps that will have more than a dozen chocolate peanut butter eggs waiting for you to indulge in.

You will need:

1 cup of creamy peanut butter

¼ cup butter-melted

2 teaspoons of vanilla

2 cups of powdered sugar

Dash of salt

12 oz. bag of milk chocolate chips

Begin by lining a 8×8 pan with wax paper, be sure to leave excess paper hanging over the sides, this will allow easy removal access, set aside.

 

In a medium sized mixing bowl, add peanut butter, melted butter, vanilla and salt, stir until mixture is combined. I recommend using Jif peanut butter because it has a smoother consistency and is not as oily.  Next gradually add in your powdered sugar mixing thoroughly after each addition. The powdered sugar works best when it has been sifted because it removes any unwanted clumps. Grab the 8×8 pan and pour in the mixture, use a spatula to flatten and smooth the mixture to a 1/3 inch thick layer.

 

Put the prepared mixture in the freezer for 45 to 60 minutes. Grab another plate or pan and line it with parchment paper and set aside. This will allow the mixture to firm up.

 

Next melt the chocolate in a bowl. I find that the chocolate melts easier when mixed with heavy cream.  Just add in a tsp. of cream to the chocolate before heating and mix. Then melt the chocolate in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each heating until chocolate is thoroughly melted.

 

After your peanut butter mixture is finished setting, remove it from the pan. Then grab an egg shaped cookie cutter which you can purchase at Walmart and cut the mixture. Next dip your peanut butter eggs into the chocolate, covering it completely.

 

Grab the pan lined with parchment paper and place each chocolate covered egg on the pan and put it in the fridge to chill until the chocolate is set, this takes about an hour.  Once the chocolate is set you can enjoy your homemade chocolate peanut butter eggs.

 

You’ll find that these eggs taste just as good, if not better than the name brand. After making these you won’t find yourself buying or waiting until the Easter season to indulge in this yummy treat.

 

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