Homemade Reese's Eggs

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 20 Eggs
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These homemade Reese's eggs are the perfect combination of creamy peanut butter center with a thick, rich chocolate covering making these the best Easter dessert! With only a handful of ingredients these chocolate eggs can be made quickly and easily even with the help of kids! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter and chocolate eggs, reeses eggs

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1-2 bags milk chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening

Instructions

  1. Beat together powdered sugar, peanut butter, and butter together. At this point the dough will be crumbly. Add two tablespoons of milk and continue to beat together until the dough softens. If the dough still seems crumbly that is ok.
  2. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to desired thickness. About 1/2 thickness. You can use egg cookie cutters or with a knife, shape the dough to look like eggs.
  3. Place eggs on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer for an hour.
  4. When you are ready to dip them, add the chocolate and 1 Tbsp shortening in a microwave and melt 30 seconds at a time. Stirring it after every 30 seconds and being careful not to cook the chocolate to burn.
  5. Dip each egg in chocolate. I used a spoon to help cover in the chocolate. Place them on wax paper to set.
  6. If more chocolate is needed, melt the second bag with the shortening. Enjoy!
  7. *Makes approx. 20 eggs

Recipe Notes

Updated on March 21, 2020

Originally Posted on March 27, 2013

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Reese's Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 122mg5%
Potassium 128mg4%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 109IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.