Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Eggs
Creamy, delicious peanut butter center dipped in chocolate. A decadent treat for peanut butter lovers!
Recipe type: Candy
Cuisine: Easter/Holiday
Serves: 40-50
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 4 ounces, softened cream cheese
  • 1¼ cup peanut butter, leveled not heaping
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6-7 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 lb of Merckens coating melts (dark) (or 1 lb of your favorite chocolate for dipping.)
  1. In a medium sized bowl use a fork and thoroughly mix the softened butter and softened cream cheese, until they are completely blended.
  2. Add the peanut butter and vanilla and mix completely
  3. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time, sifting it as you put it in. Sift the salt in with one of the cups of powdered sugar.
  4. I usually use seven cups and sometimes need to add a little more. But one batch I made only needed about six and a half cups. You want it to be thick but not completely stiff. It should be able to hold it's shape fairly well but still be mold-able.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Using your cookie scoop or a spoon, get about 2 tbsp of the mixture and using your hands carefully form it into an egg shape. Set it down on the parchment paper and repeat until all the mixture is used. (If it is extremely difficult to form the eggs this is a sign that you need to add more powdered sugar. Add a little more at a time if needed.)
  6. Place finished centers in the fridge for at least two hours. Melt the chocolate you will be using to dip. You can use a double boiler or the microwave to do this. I use the microwave stopping every thirty seconds to stir until the chocolate is nice and smooth.
  7. Dip each egg in the melted chocolate. Use a fork to help fish them out and shake off excess chocolate. Place each dipped egg back on the parchment paper.
  8. Once the eggs are all dipped and starting to set up, you can drizzle the remaining chocolate back and forth over eggs to give them a decorative look.
  9. (Because these eggs will be cold when you are dipping them you need to move quickly or the chocolate will cool and start to harden before you are ready for it to.)
  10. After they are completely set up you can wrap eggs in foil wrappersif desired.
  11. Finished eggs can be stored at room temperature or if you would like them to last up to three weeks, they can be kept in the fridge.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at