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Gluten free Easter chocolate covered peanut butter creme eggs

March 29, 2013

I love spring, it is one of my favorite times of the year!  The flowers are starting to bloom, all the   fresh colors, everything starts to come back to life after a long , dull winter, and the sun comes back out regularly.  I start to look forward to the beautiful warm, sunny days ahead!  One of the other things that signals spring to me is Easter. It is always a happy holiday [ has to be when chocolate is part of it!]

Around here we still do the chocolate thing, and I like to make some of those chocolate treats.  We don’t hide eggs any more [DD says she is too old] besides , she would miss one or two, and and sometime later we would eventually find it! 🙁  Not a good thing!

Since we don’t hide the eggs, I still like to make it special.  A friend of mine gave me a recipe years ago that she used to make at Easter.  I decided that I would like to add something to help cut the sweetness a bit and boost some protein,  So I adapted it slightly to include the peanut butter  [can really be used with any nut butters].  Gluten Free Easter chocolate Peanut  Butter creme eggs.

 Chocolate covered PB eggs for Easter

Gluten-free Easter chocolate covered peanut butter creme eggs #LMDConnector
Recipe Type: Dessert – Easter Candy
Author: Rossana Wyatt
Serves: 16 eggs
Gluten free chocolate covered peanut butter creme eggs
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter [no sugar etc added]
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar [ you can add a bit more, I like them a bit more moist so my husband can eat them]
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of chocolate chips { I used the milk chocolate but the dark would be just as nice]
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips
  2. Stir until well blended [mixture will be a bit dry/crumbly- you can add a bit more condensed milk if you prefer more moisture or leave as is for a drier egg] The mixture will hold together well once you squeeze and shape into eggs.
  3. Place a sheet of wax paper on a cookie sheet and form the mixture into eggs [I tend to make them about 2″ long, so they are not too big.]
  4. Place the shaped eggs onto wax paper and place into fridge for about 30 min once they are all shaped – can be paced in freezer to firm up quicker.
  5. Place chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl and microwave until melted [I do for 15-30 sec at a time and keep close eye on it – you do not want burned chocolate!]
  6. Once it is melted take the eggs out of fridge and with a toothpick or skewer dip eggs into melted chocolate one at a time [ I place the bowl of chocolate into a pan filled with hot water to keep chocolate melted and warm] You can also just place eggs into chocolate and roll in the melted chocolate to cover. whichever works best for you!
  7. Place each egg as it is covered back onto wax paper-when finished all eggs. place tray back into fridge or freezer until the chocolate is hardened. You can then decorate or leave as is – remember. these are very rich!

PBeggs

 

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do! 🙂

Happy Easter!

There are so many great recipes out there- many that can be adapted with just a few changes. Here is one from the  Life Made Delicious site that is a bit different but would be great for Easter as well.

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