Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

A homemade version of the classic Easter basket treat- now you can have them all year round! Homemade Reese’s Peanut butter eggs that are 1000% better than store bought!

- Boston Girl Bakes

key ingredient

Peanut Butter


– peanut butter – butter – brown sugar – salt – vanilla extract – powdered sugar – milk chocolate chips – shortening

Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs


12 Eggs



total time

50 Minutes

prep time

20 Minutes

1.  In a saucepan on low heat, combine the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla and stir until creamy and smooth.


2. Remove from heat, and stir in powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature.

Add the Powdered Sugar

3. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, scoop into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roll into logs, and then pinch the ends until they resemble eggs. Don’t worry, if they don’t come out perfect. They are called homemade for a reason! Place the cookie sheet in a freezer for 30 minutes.

Make the Eggs

4. When ready, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 30 second intervals. Be sure to stir in between. Mine melted after the third time in the microwave. Keep an eye on your chocolate so it doesn’t burn. Stir in the shortening.

Melt the Chocolate

5. Using a fork, dip the eggs in the chocolate to coat. Place on the baking sheet again to harden. Enjoy for Easter or any time of year!

Dip the Eggs

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