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Making Fake Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs

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Happy Easter! I made some fake Reese’s eggs for a church get together. They aren’t all that complicated; if you’ve ever made peanut butter chocolate desserts, the recipe is kind of standard fare. There are a dozen different ways to do this, but this one is simple- just five ingredients, and all of them are common (six, if you want to count the fact that I did some in white chocolate).

ingredients

When the peanut butter mix stuff is done, chill it in the refrigerator until it’s firm. Form egg shapes on a piece of wax paper, then put them back in the fridge to chill again (this part takes a while- maybe thirty minutes or more). When the mix is firm again, put the chocolate in your microwave for 20 seconds, stir, then return to the microwave for 20 more seconds. Do not overcook the chocolate, and do not fail to stir it between heating- it should be nicely fluid by the second pass through the microwave. Remove the eggs from the fridge and try to work quickly.

It’s easiest to coat the eggs by picking them up individually and spooning chocolate around the edges first Then set the egg on the waxed paper and drop chocolate on the top and smooth. The peanut butter mix softens quickly, so I find it helps to have them on plates of five or six each- take one plate out at a time to avoid having them all get mushy as you’re working.

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They taste just like the real things, (a little better in my humble opinion) and although they are super fattening, at least it’s fattening ingredients that you know about, instead of whatever processed evil spirits are living in the celophane-wrapped candy packets, right? Does that count for anything? At about 300 calories apiece, well… anyway they’re delicious.

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White Chocolate Marshmallows

Made some marshmallows for my husband. I had found some at a shop somewhere that had been dipped in white chocolate and I thought they’d make a good idea for Valentine’s Day or something. They’re super addictive- they took a remarkably short amount of time to make and now I can’t stop eating them.

I used this recipe again and about 12 ounces of Nestles white chocolate baking chips. I also tried a few other types of chocolate, but the Nestles was the best. When the marshmallows were all done and cool, I melted the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave for about a minute and dunked the marshmallows in the chocolate. I scooped them out of the bowl with a spoon and scraped the excess off with a knife, placed them on wax paper and put sprinkles on top.

A Happy Discovery!

Today while hubby and I were driving home on the interstate (we’d been out of town), I found sour gummi octopuses/octopi at a gas station! I was thrilled, I tell ya, because I haven’t seen the little guys anywhere around for quite some time, and they are one of my favorite gummi candies.

I got two bags and am eating them slowly since I don’t see them around where I live. Gummi Bears, Worms, and other such creatures, are such a great snack- for some reason, the shape really changes the texture and (seemingly) the flavor as well. I’m wanting to make some of my own now and am browsing through recipes. I think I will try this one as soon as I can either bring myself to spend money on a gummi bear candy mold or think of a good substitute.

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