Love Reese’s peanut butter cups? Make them at home! While I could pick some candy up at the store for my kids, there is something so special about making something right at home. These Homemade Reese’s Eggs are so chocolaty and full of peanut butter flavor it’s amazing! I can’t wait to share this dessert recipe with you!
I have made a lot of chocolate and peanut butter desserts in my life, but these may be my favorite. I have to be honest though, they are the kids’ favorites too. And my husbands! These are truly a family pleasing dessert.
What are homemade Reese’s Eggs?
First of all, these are made at home and not from the store, which means they have less junk in them! You’re dealing with creamy peanut butter and tasty chocolate chips. Mixed together, these ingredients create one of the best homemade Easter treats.
I think we can all appreciate a good chocolate peanut butter egg. From the time I was a child these were by far my favorite. When I learned how to make them from home, I was super ecstatic.
Homemade DIY Reese’s Eggs ingredients
The cool thing about these homemade Reese’s eggs is that you don’t need a lot of specialty ingredients to make them. In fact, you only need 6 common ingredients for these peanut butter chocolate eggs!
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Powdered Sugar
- Chocolate Chips
Peanut butter – Creamy peanut butter works best for these homemade Reese’s eggs. You can grab any type that you like. I would suggest one with little to no sugar since this recipe uses a bunch of sugar throughout.
You can also make these allergy friendly by using a different nut butter or a sunflower butter! They are totally customizable to your tastes and dietary needs.
Brown sugar – You need a bit of brown sugar for the peanut butter portion of this recipe. Don’t have any on hand? Make homemade brown sugar with white sugar and molasses!
Powdered sugar – These homemade chocolate peanut butter candy would not be complete without powdered sugar. This ingredient just helps everything come together and taste like a peanut butter cup!
Chocolate chips – For this part of the recipe, you can just use regular chocolate chips. However, if you want dark chocolate, you could use those.
How to make homemade Reese’s eggs
Homemade Reese’s eggs are a comfort dessert to have on hand at all times. I make these eggs around Easter time, but many other times throughout the year. I just change the shape depending on the time of year.
Step 1 – To get started, take your creamy peanut butter and brown sugar.
Stir in melted butter and vanilla and mix using a hand held mixer.
Add in the powdered sugar and slowly mix with the handheld mixer. Your “dough” with be a bit crumbly, but pliable.
Step 2 – Line a 9×13 baking pan with wax paper or parchment paper and press peanut butter mixture into the pan until even and flat. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours.
Step 3 – Remove pan from the freezer and lift the peanut butter mixture out of the pan.
Step 4 – Use a small egg-shaped cookie cutter to cut out peanut butter egg shapes. Make the cuts as close together as possible. Re-shape remaining peanut butter filling and cut out additional peanut butter eggs.
Step 5 – Place peanut butter egg shapes in the freezer to harden for another 1-2 hours.
Step 6 – Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in a glass bowl by melting for 1 minute, stirring, and then heating in 30-second increments and stirring in between every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Step 7 – Dip each peanut butter egg into the chocolate with a fork, tapping excess chocolate off of the egg on the side of the bowl. Let chocolate harden on the eggs in the refrigerator and then layer in a container to store.
How to store Reese’s eggs
You don’t want an ounce of this peanut butter chocolate goodness to go to waste. You will want to store these Homemade Reese’s eggs in the fridge in an airtight container. These eggs have a tendency to melt if they are left out in temps that are too warm.
To freeze these Reese’s eggs for later, allow the chocolate to harden and then place them in a ziplock baggy. Lay them flat in the freezer until they are frozen solid. You can then move to any part of the freezer and they can be kept for up to 6 months.
To eat – thaw in the fridge.
Other Easter treats to make
Looking for more sweet Easter treats to make? Check out:
- 3 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1/8 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 20 ounces chocolate chips, semi-sweet or dark chocolate
1. Cream peanut butter and brown sugar.
2. Stir in melted butter and vanilla extract.
3. Mix in powdered sugar.
4. Line a 9x13 baking pan with wax paper or parchment paper and press peanut butter mixture into the pan until even and flat. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours.
5. Remove pan from freezer and lift the peanut butter mixture out of the pan.
6. Use a small egg-shaped cookie cutter to cut out peanut butter egg shapes. Make the cuts as close together as possible. Re-shape remaining peanut butter filling and cutout additional peanut butter eggs.
7. Place peanut butter eggs shapes in freezer to harden for another 1-2 hours.
8. Melt chocolate chips in microwave in a glass bowl by melting for 1 minute, stirring, and then heating in 30 second incriments and stirring in between each 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
9. Dip each peanut butter egg into the chocolate with a fork, tapping excess chocolate off of the egg on the side of the bowl.
10 .Let chocolate harden on the eggs in refrigerator and then layer in a container to store
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 158mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 3gSugar: 39gProtein: 8g
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