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Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs have the perfect combination of creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate coating.
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Table of Contents
  1. Homemade Chocolate Eggs
  2. Why We Love This Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Homemade Reese's Eggs
  7. Storage Tips
  8. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. Other Easy Easter Recipes
  10. Homemade Reese's Eggs Recipe

These homemade copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs have the classic combination of creamy peanut butter with a rich chocolate covering, making them the perfect Easter candy to fill your family’s baskets. It is so quick and easy to make these no-bake sweet treats in your own kitchen using only 6 simple ingredients and taste better than anything store-bought.

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Homemade Chocolate Eggs

No Easter basket is complete unless it contains Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs; that’s why I’ve recreated this classic candy from scratch with this easy-to-make copycat recipe.

These chocolate peanut butter eggs are made without artificial additives or preservatives found in the packaged version.

This delicious springtime dessert is a simple creamy peanut butter mixture that is dipped into chocolate and decorated with pastel colors or chocolate drizzle–no chocolate molds or cookie cutters needed and fun for kids to help in the kitchen.

Planning an Easter celebration? While my Easter Jello Pie, Peeps S’mores Dip, and Hot Cross Buns won’t fit in your basket, they are the perfect sweet treats to serve during the holiday season.

Why We Love This Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make, especially because it’s no-bake.
  • Only uses 6 basic ingredients–nothing artificial and no preservatives.
  • Fun to make and decorate with kids.
  • Delicious homemade dessert that tastes better than the store-bought candy.
  • Simply use your hands to shape the peanut butter mixture into eggs; no need to use a mold or roll it out and cut it with cookie cutters.
  • Perfect Easter basket stuffer, holiday gift, or holiday sweet treat.
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Ingredients

  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Creamy peanut butter: I love a smooth texture, but you can use crunchy peanut butter if you prefer. Do not use natural peanut butter in this recipe–it is too oily and the eggs will not set properly. I think Jif or Skippy works great!
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Melting chocolate/almond bark 
  • White melting chocolate/almond bark

Substitutions and Additions

  • Seasonal Shapes: Instead of eggs, you can use this recipe to form your favorite shapes. Try chilling the mixture, rolling it out, and using a cookie cutter to create custom candy. Then dip your shapes in the chocolate and decorate. You can use a heart shaped cookie cutter for Valentine’s Day, a pumpkin shaped cutter for Halloween, a candy cane for Christmas, etc.
  • Peanut Butter: Feel free to use crunchy peanut butter if you prefer. Or, you can substitute another nut butter for the peanut butter in this recipe, such as almond butter, cashew butter, and SunButter.
  • Design or Decorate: Decorate your eggs with pastel colored sprinkles or jimmies, add a contrasting color of chocolate drizzle, or create your own designs.
  • Choose Your Chocolate: You can make your eggs with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, or white chocolate.
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  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring tools
  • Electric or stand mixer
  • 1 ½ tablespoon scoop
  • Wax or parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • 2 forks

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How to Make Homemade Reese’s Eggs

This homemade Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs recipe lets you create your favorite Easter candy in your own kitchen! It’s fun and easy for kids to help make these sweet treats and they taste better than the store-bought version.

  1. Beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
    Pro Tip: You can use an electric or stand mixer.
  2. Mix in the peanut butter.
  3. Beat in the sugar.
    mix ingredients
  4. Use a 1 ½ tablespoon scoop to make balls and form them into an egg shape with your hands.
  5. Place the eggs on a lined baking sheet and freeze for about 30 minutes.
    Pro-Tip: It is important to let the inside peanut butter mixture set and harden before dipping it in the chocolate. Otherwise, the peanut butter will fall apart while coating it in the warm, melted chocolate. These eggs are definitely easier to dip if you chill them in the freezer, not the refrigerator.
    egg shaped dough
  6. Melt the chocolate and the white chocolate separately in the microwave, in 30 second increments until smooth.
  7. Using 2 forks, dip the eggs completely in chocolate, gently shaking off the excess.
  8. Place the dipped egg back on the wax or parchment paper and immediately add sprinkles if desired.
    cover eggs with melted chocolate
  9. Let harden, serve, and enjoy!

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store leftovers in the refrigerator in airtight container for 3-5 days.
  • To Freeze: To store them in the freezer place them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are these Peanut Butter Eggs gluten-free?

Yes, these homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs are considered a gluten-free treat. All of the ingredients can be used with no substitutions. Perfect for those following a gluten-free diet!

Can I use chocolate chips instead of melting chocolate or almond bark in this recipe?

I have never had much luck melting chocolate chips for dipping. I prefer using melting chocolate or almond bark rather than chocolate chips because it melts easier and provides a better consistency.
Plus, you have to add a shortening or coconut oil to chocolate chips to get it to the perfect dipping consistency.

Do my Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs need to be refrigerated?

Yes, these eggs need to be refrigerated because they contain cream cheese. Store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat, or if you’re putting them in an Easter basket, keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to gift them.

Can I make these peanut butter eggs in advance?

Yes, you can easily make these eggs in advance. Simply make the peanut butter filling, form them, freeze them, and then transfer them to a freezer bag and dip at a later time if you want to make these ahead of time.

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Homemade Reese’s Eggs

Serves — 30
Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs have the perfect combination of creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate coating.
Prep Time 30 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounce block cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 17.3-18 ounce jar creamy peanut butter
  • 2 pounds (1 package) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound melting chocolate/almond bark
  • 1 pounds white melting chocolate/almond bark

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl using an electric or stand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Add in the peanut butter until combined.
  • Next beat in the sugar until well mixed.
  • Use a 1 ½ tablespoon scoop to make balls and form into an egg shape.
  • Place the eggs on a wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet and freeze for about 30 minutes.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second increments melt the chocolate and the white chocolate separately until melted and smooth.
  • When the chocolate is ready using 2 forks dip the eggs and cover in chocolate gently shaking off the excess.
  • Place the dipped egg back on the wax or parchment paper and immediately add sprinkles if desired.
  • Let harden and serve!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store leftovers in the refrigerator in airtight container for 3-5 days.
  • To Freeze: To store them in the freezer place them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months
Tips:
  • Do not use natural peanut butter in this recipe–it is too oily and the eggs will not set properly. I think Jif or Skippy works great!
  • It is important to let the inside peanut butter mixture set and harden before dipping it in the chocolate. Otherwise, the peanut butter will fall apart while coating it in the warm, melted chocolate.
  • These eggs are definitely easier to dip if you chill them in the freezer, not the refrigerator.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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