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It’s pretty safe to say that one of our favorite times of the “food year” is just after Christmas. That’s when you walk into the store and all of a sudden you see it…..those little yellow packages that say the 4 words we’ve been waiting 9 months for – REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER EGGS.  Well, we have a tried and true recipe that will satisfy our craving for this little goody any time of the year.

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These peanut butter eggs are about as close as you can get to Reese’s Eggs without actually going to the store. Beware – these are absolutely delish. You might have to set up your own Easter Egg Hunt just so you don’t scarf down the whole plate!

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Remember our motto??? KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid.

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Mix the powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter together in a bowl.

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Add 3 tablespoons of milk. If it seems too thick and hard to handle, you may need to add 1 more tablespoon of milk – we did!

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Mix well. It will have the consistency of Playdoh.

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Scoop out a spoonful or two of peanut butter mixture. Form it into the shape of an egg – or as close to it as you can get. The shape will NOT affect the flavor.

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Once all of the eggs are created and placed on wax paper, stuff one or two of them in your mouth. Then place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. This will help the chocolate harden after dipping

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For the chocolate coating, mix one tablespoon of shortening with the chocolate chips in a glass bowl.

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Create a double boiler with the bowl of chocolate chips

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Look at that glorious melted chocolate.

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We did the dunking part two ways. First, we put a stick in the frozen egg and dunked it. This works best if the egg is small.

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Second, if the egg is a little larger, you can just place the egg in the chocolate, scoop chocolate over it and spoon it out.

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We tended to go with a larger egg so we did it this way.

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Place the chocolate covered eggs on wax paper again. We placed these back in the freezer to harden quicker.

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Try and eat just one. We bet you can’t.

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Gimme that.

Here’s the recipe
Ingredients:
4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups Creamy Peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2-3 tablespoons milk
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon Shortening

Directions:
Mix together the powdered sugar, peanut butter, and butter. Add the milk one tablespoon at a time until it becomes a nice workable dough.  It will be just like  Playdoh, it will be really easy to work with.  Form the dough into egg shapes, and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a glass bowl.  Create a double boiler and heat until melted and creamy.

Dip each egg in the melted chocolate and place on waxed paper until set. You can use a skewer and then slide the dipped egg off and cover the hole or place the egg in the chocolate and scoop out with a spoon.

Once they are set, you can trim any excess chocolate off that may pool at the base with a pairing knife to make them look pretty.

Nom. nom. nom.