peanut butter eggs

No… really they’re easy.

The flowers? Those are the ones I made with royal icing… remember I said they keep forever?!

(They finally came in handy!)

The ingredients? Chances are, you have them already in your pantry. I know you’re busy…I know you want to make a homemade treat, but you don’t want to turn on the oven or go to the store. I got ya covered. 🙂

It’s hitting the 90s where I am.  The oven has been banned for a while. I suppose it needs a break after the holidays, anyway.

These treats contain one of my favorite ingredients: sweetened condensed milk. Man, have you ever tried that? It’s like sweet liquid vanilla creme.  I am always looking for fun ways to use it…mainly so I can steal a spoon of it. (shhhh…)

This recipe calls for a half can. I better figure out what to do with that other half…. quick.

Another thing of bliss….butter. Man, butter is good, isn’t it?

Add to the liquids: peanut butter, powdered sugar, salt and vanilla… and you have the best peanut butter filling ever. It reminds me of the middle of Nutter Butters. Mmmm, and yes… I used to just eat the middle out when I was a kid. (shhh)

And, how I made my egg shapes. See, not that hard… you also can roll out a ball, and then make it egg shaped by pointing up one end…whichever you prefer.

I also did right with melting chocolate chips in a double boiler…

I melted 1 bag of dark chocolate chips, and added 1/2 c cream, that makes for ganache. Oh yes… there’s leftovers , too. I am already dreaming up how to use it. Macarons are beckoning me and my booty. 😉

I dipped these, but I didn’t go for the full dip. Why? I just wasn’t in the mood after my previous eggs

I thought they ended up looking like little eclairs. Especially with the little rose I added.

The little roses were laying around. Really. Remember when I took all my cake classes? Well, I practiced my flowers with royal icing… and when you allow royal icing to dry, it keeps forever. So… YAY! One less step. But, I know you may not have little flowers laying around, because chances are you’re not a icing flower nerd like me. So, if you don’t have any, you can top them with:

jelly beans

coconut

malt eggs

melted white chocolate

marshmallow peeps/bunnies

or banana & bacon bits. Come on, channel your inner Elvis for the last one. 😉

Recipe: peanut butter eggs

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
  2. 1 to 1 1/2 lbs powdered sugar
  3. 3 tbs smooth peanut butter
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 4 tbs butter, melted
  6. 1 tsp vanilla
  7. 1 bag chocolate chips
  8. 1/2 c heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the milk, butter, peanut butter salt and vanilla.
  2. Add in the sugar, 1 lb at first, and adjust until a dough mass is formed.
  3. Shape into egg shapes, set aside.
  4. Melt chocolate chips and 1/4 c of the heavy cream- in a double boiler over medium heat.
  5. Stir until mixture is smooth and glossy.
  6. Dip eggs in chocolate
  7. Store in fridge
  8. Add leftover cream to remaining chocolate, and store in a covered bowl in the fridge for truffles, fillings,etc.

Meal type: dessert

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mk