Homemade Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs
I saw these yummy delights over at The Whimsical Princess, and thought I would give them a shot.Â With Easter coming up this weekend, and peanut butter eggs being one of my husbands all time favorite treats, I thought, why not!Â We all need to make an inexpensive treat for ourselves every now and again for a sweet dessert, right??
As for the exact cost, I would say about $0.15/per egg.Â I always seem to have these things on hand in my pantry, so it is hard to say exactly how much it costs, but definitely less than you would buy them for at the store.
4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, melted
2-3 Tbsp milk
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening
Mix together the powdered sugar, peanut butter, and melted butter.
Add the milk, one Tbsp at a time until it becomes a nice workable dough.Â It will be just like play dough, easy to work with.
Form the dough into egg shapes, and place on a baking tray lined with waxed paper.Â Put in freezer for about an hour.
Put chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl.Â Microwave for 1 minute at a time, stirring in between, until completely melted. (You could use a double boiler if you preferred.)
Dip each egg in melted chocolate and place on waxed paper until set.
Once they are set you can trim any excess chocolate off that may pool at the base of the egg, with a pairing knife, to make them look a bit nicer.
You will want to store them in the fridge, and odds are they won’t last too long, at least at my house they won’t!
Makes about 28-32 eggs