Divine Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe

| March 27, 2015 | 34 Comments

I just love Easter Eggs as they make great gifts for the entire family and the best part is that they are handmade from the heart! This Divine Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe is super easy to create with the kids, so you better wrap them fast or they won’t last for long! They are ideal for an Easter egg hunt! Have you ever wondered on the history of the Easter Egg?

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Brief History Of The Easter Egg

Every child looks forward to dying Easter eggs for the big Easter egg hunt. Many Easter decorations involve seeing a colourful Easter egg. Of course, what’s the Easter bunny without his basket of chocolate Easter eggs? However, many children and adults don’t realize the history of the Easter egg and how it became such an icon to the holiday.

The egg has been considered a symbol of birth and renewal for hundreds of years. It began back in what Christians refer to as pagan times, although there are many pagans who celebrate the same traditions today. They believe the egg is a symbol of the renewal of spring as spring emerges through a harsh winter much in the way a chick hatches from an egg.

A Goddess

Easter is actually named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre (also known as Eastre or Ostara). One year Eostre was late and winter continued to pound the region. Once she did arrive she found a small bird almost frozen to death. Out of guilt, she cared for this bird as her pet. The bird recovered but would never be able to fly again. She decided to turn him into a snow hare and give him the name Lepus. So that he would always remember he was once a bird, she also gave him the ability to lay brightly coloured eggs in which he gives to the children during the festival of Ostara.

Christianity

With the coming of Christianity having to compete with Pagan beliefs, the Christians decided to take on many of the pagan celebrations and turn them into Christian holidays. This was in hope of converting pagans to Christianity with more ease. So to put a Christian spin on the Easter egg, they say that the egg represents rebirth into the Christian faith and dedication to the teachings of Jesus. The hatching chick from the Easter egg is to represent Jesus’ resurrection as he emerged from the tomb.

Middle Ages

Around the Middle Ages in England, it became a tradition to decorate eggs for Easter. The wealthy flaunted their wealth by using gold. The peasants tend to use dyes from flowers and other plants that gave a nice hue. Shortly after the Middle Ages, people in the 1600s started exchanging egg shaped gifts. By the 1800s, chocolate Easter eggs made their emergence and have been popular since then.

1800s

In the late 1800s, Peter Carl Fabarge was commission to create a beautiful Easter egg design to be given as a gift to the Czar’s wife. The egg was designed with beautiful jewels which opened up to reveal a smaller just as beautiful egg. Each year he created a new, beautifully designed egg as an Easter gift. He created fifty-seven eggs in all. They are now known as Imperial Easter Eggs and many people continue to create them even after Carl Fabarge’s death.

As you can see the Easter egg went from a simple meaning of rebirth and renewal to more extensive meanings. Regardless, the Easter egg continues to be a major symbol of Easter today whether it is for the great Easter egg hunt, to place in Easter baskets, or to decorate a home.

Divine Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1⁄4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
  • 10 oz. dark cocoa melting chips
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Directions

1. Melt peanut butter and butter for 1 minute in microwave. Stir until blended.

2. Add vanilla and powdered sugar, mix well.

3. Divide mixture into 10 portions and form each into an egg shape. Place eggs on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in freezer for 15 minutes.

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4. Melt chocolate in microwave by heating for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat the process until chocolate is melted and smooth.

5. Using a fork, dip peanut butter eggs into chocolate and flip to cover completely. Lift with fork and gently tap on edge of the bowl – allowing excess chocolate to drip off.

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6. Place back on parchment paper and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Egg
Divine Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe
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Total Time
35 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup peanut butter
  2. 1⁄4 cup butter
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 1 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
  5. 10 oz. dark cocoa melting chips
Instructions
  1. Melt peanut butter and butter for 1 minute in microwave. Stir until blended.
  2. Add vanilla and powdered sugar, mix well.
  3. Divide mixture into 10 portions and form each into an egg shape. Place eggs on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. Melt chocolate in microwave by heating for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat the process until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  5. Using a fork, dip peanut butter eggs into chocolate and flip to cover completely. Lift with fork and gently tap on edge of the bowl – allowing excess chocolate to drip off.
  6. Place back on parchment paper and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. kathy downey says:

    Wow,these look delicious will try when the kids come over

  2. LouLou L. says:

    Reminds me of the Laura Secord eggs but even better because they are home made. Can’t wait to make these Divine Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs for my family!

  3. KD says:

    Does it matter whether you use regular or unsweetened/natural peanut butter?

  4. Susan T. says:

    I love peanut butter eggs and I really like the idea of making them myself. I wonder if they could be made with Wow butter?

  5. kristen visser says:

    OMG drooling over here!!!! theres look soo yum yum yummy!! and easy to make too. gonna do these today 🙂

  6. cbrazil says:

    Oh my, my mouth is already watering!

  7. Tara Felx says:

    Where do you find the dark cocoa melting chips? Do they have a cacao %? My daughter’s diabetic and the dark chocolate has fewer carbs. Want to make some Easter chocolates for her. Thanks!

    • Lyne Proulx says:

      You can find them at most grocery stores. I don’t think I got them in the organic isle of the supermarkets or at heath food stores. If you can’t find them, you can use a dark cocoa chocolate bar and melt it. Thanks for commenting.

  8. Kris says:

    These look awesome! My husband LOVES the Reese eggs (huge peanut butter fan), going to have to give these a try this week.

  9. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My whole family loves peanut butter. These sound great!

  10. Victoria Ess says:

    These sound amazing!! I’m definitely trying this recipe!

  11. Steven Moore says:

    I know it’s not Easter time…..do I need an excuse the make these now? They look awesome!!

  12. kathy downey says:

    This wuld be a tasty treat I would enjoy!

  13. kathy downey says:

    Having a kids party on Friday,Im making these

  14. Anne Taylor says:

    Gahhh! These look like the best things ever!! I’m definitely bookmarking this page so I can make these for my grandkids, but I don’t think I’ll wait until Easter lol

  15. Treen Goodwin says:

    oh yummy .. i’m drooling and its only 10 am lol … thanks for sharing the recipe … i will def be making them 🙂

  16. Amy Lovell says:

    YUM! These look fabulous! Would make a great gift thanks!

  17. Wanda Tracey says:

    I am trying not to lick the page! These will be delicious and easy to make for my cookie exchanges we do during holidays like Easter,Christmas and so on with my friends.They look so sublime!

  18. Treen Goodwin says:

    ohhhhh yummy these look heavenly , so delish , i will be trying them out for sure thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  19. Debbie White Beattie says:

    These look delicious. The ingredients and instructions are simple. With this being so simple I can make them quickly without taking up my time.

  20. kathy downey says:

    We made these agin last nightjust 1/2 batch tho because they are way too delicious

  21. Wanda Tracey says:

    I know it`s Christmas and not Easter but what`s in a name….
    besides all these luscious ingredients.
    They look so decadent.

  22. Marie says:

    OMG this should be illegal, they look so delicious!

  23. kathy downey says:

    We made some the other day for the grandkids,they are enjoying them.

  24. Wanda Tracey says:

    These look like they could be very addicting to a peanut butter /chocoholic like me.Thanks so much for this delicious and decadent recipe.

  25. joanne darrell says:

    This recipe appeals to my love of chocolate and peanut butter.

  26. LisaM says:

    I’m looking up stuff now for this easter and would love to give these a try!

  27. Shirley P says:

    This sounds so delicious love peanut butter and chocolate, thank you for the recipe

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