Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs For Easter

Easter and chocolate just go together.  The chocolate egg in an Easter basket is often the first reach, at least it was for me growing up.  Chocolate eggs are a great invention.  Solid or filled, they are decadent little treats that most people only eat around Easter time.  And so I had to.  I had to write a recipe for chocolate peanut butter eggs.

The Easter holiday is the candy industry’s second-highest sales day of the year. Halloween, not surprisingly, is first. Easter falls during the Spring, the season of renewal. In springtime, it was customary to take baskets of seedlings to the fertility god “Eostre” (also known as “Ostara“) to increase the chances of a good harvest.  According to legend, the fertility god “Eostre” carries the basket of eggs and therefore Easter baskets came to signify new life and rebirth.  It was German folklore that had the ritual involving a special Easter hare bringing bountiful baskets filled with brightly colored eggs, candies, and other treats to kids on Easter morning.

chocolate peanut butter eggs

This is a simple recipe but does take some time to complete as it needs to be done in steps. That said, if you like chocolate and peanut butter, chances are you will be glad you put in the time to make them from scratch.  The peanut butter filling is made and formed into egg-shaped mounds. These are then frozen briefly to firm up, which also helps them resist melting when they are coasted in warm melted chocolate. The eggs are given a bit more set time before getting drizzled one last time with some rich melted white chocolate.

chocolate peanut butter eggs

You can make any design on the eggs you wish, getting as creative as you like.  I wanted to keep mine simple so I just drizzled the white chocolate back and forth in a zig-zag pattern. If you are making these with young children, you can also use sprinkles to make them more colorful. To learn how to make a simple parchment pasty bag like the one I used above, click this link.

chocolate peanut butter eggs

My peanut butter filling is on the lighter side–not in calories, but in peanut butter taste.  I did not want them to be a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.  I wanted them to be less dense, and that they are. You can tweak this a bit by increasing the peanut butter slightly and decreasing the confectioners’ sugar if desired. Wishing all who celebrate a very Happy Easter.

chocolate peanut butter eggs

About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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