Saturday, May 12, 2012

Weekend Cooking: Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

Another recipe I pinned! I love actually using the recipes I pin on Pinterest rather than just staring at them wistfully!
Tai and I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. After any holiday, I'll stop at Target or Rite Aid to pick up any form of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups that are on sale. In fact we have peanut butter bunnies leftover from Easter. So when I saw I can make a homemade version, I had to try it. The one stumbling block for me was coconut oil. I'd never used it before and didn't have any. I've heard the wonders of coconut oil but never gave it a try. In fact, Linda convinced me with this post (and some email encouragement) to try coconut oil.
Here's the final result:
Copycat Resse's Peanut Butter Eggs

1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar

2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp agave 
2 tbsp coconut oil

Mix peanut butter and sugar together. When it's crumbly, form little balls with the pb/sugar mix. You can flatten them out or make balls. It's your choice. Once you have the balls/eggs, put them on a wax or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze for an hour or so.
Mix cocoa powder, agave and coconut oil together. You might have to microwave the coconut oil if it's solid. Once it resembles chocolate sauce, you are ready to dip. I found a fork to be the easiest way to dip candy, but keep a spoon handy in case you need to pour some chocolate over top. 
I dipped the balls twice, freezing in between each time. Tai wanted more chocolate and thinks I should triple dip next time. We both thought they were a delicious alternative. I don't think they taste exactly like Reese's but it's pretty close!
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11 comments:

  1. Those look totally delicious!!! I like that you're actually making some of the food you pin, while me on the other hand, just stare at it wistfully!

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  2. Oh yum! I'm only so-so on Reese's Cups, but I absolutely LOVE the white chocolate covered ones, and I bet this could be adapted.

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  3. These look awesome. I would totally go for dark chocolate covered peanut butter eggs.

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  4. Oh, wow, they look lovely. I wouldn't mind having one right now.

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  5. Mmmmm, they look so yummy!

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  6. I would think that the taste would vary depending on the brand of peanut butter that you use. they look great and I have all the ingredients.

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  7. Thank you for posting this. I would think you could use a variety of flavours for the filling.

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  8. These look really good - way to go!!

    I think I will try them; my kids will thank me. Actually, they probably won't, but they will like the candy!

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  9. They looks so good, I love the idea of triple dipping!

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  10. Oh my goodness I am so wanting one of these now!

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  11. Wow these look AMAZING!! How can you go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter?! I don't remember--did you sign up for my Pin it and Do it challenge? If you did, feel free to link your progress. :)

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