How To Make Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    International chef Amy Riolo demonstrates how to make chocolate covered peanut butter eggs for Easter.

    Amy Riolo: If you think coloring Easter eggs is fun, wait until you try making these delicious chocolate covered peanut butter eggs. I am going to start by combining one pound of confectioner sugar in a larger bowl. Then I'm going to stir into that one cup of peanut butter. So after those have combined, we are going to add in a quarter cup or a half of a stick of butter.

    So normally we add about a tablespoon of milk, sometimes you don't need it, sometimes you need a little bit more. I will just stir this together. So now when the dough becomes this consistency that you can kind of pick it up and work with it in your hands, that's exactly what we are looking for.

    So what I'm going to do is just combine everything with my hand. So I am going to divide the dough into two and then I'm just going to form these into really large eggs.

    So now we can set it right into our sheet and then go ahead and start shaping it into even more of an egg shape. And go ahead and do the same thing with the second one. Next, we will put these into the freezer for an hour. We'll let them firm up. Then we can top them with our chocolate ganache.

    The first thing that we are going to do is get our double boiler working. And then we will melt our chocolate in it. So I have eight one-ounce squares of semi-sweet chocolate. Then I am going to stir in a tablespoon of unsalted butter. We are going to keep stirring to make sure that they blend perfectly. Now you can see that our chocolate and the butter are completely melted together and it's time to top our peanut butter eggs.

    I'm going to take the egg and just dip it right in the chocolate. And you want to cover all of the top and the sides. Then use your spoon to smooth over. Now I will top our egg with some sprinkles.

    So here we have our chocolate covered peanut butter eggs. They are so delicious, they'll make you wish that Easter came around more often, enjoy!