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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.

fake reeses

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.

Nutter Butter Cookie Ball Thingies

I got this recipe out of a magazine in a check out line, which tells you something of how easy it is: I memorized it there and have made it a couple times now. I’ve been whipping up a batch tonight and thought they’d be a good post. I’m gonna do half of the batch in milk chocolate and half in white, just to see how it is.

You need:
24 Nutter Butter cookies
1 8oz block of cream cheese
12 oz white chocolate
1/4 cup of peanut butter

Mash up the cookies and cream cheese together and roll into little balls. Melt the chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave. Dip the balls into the chocolate. Refrigerate for an hour and eat.

My camera is being a pain in the bottom right now, so I have ripped off the picture above from the Kraft website, where I see they have posted the recipe.

Peanut Butter Chocolate!

I can’t get enough of it, unfortunately. I made these brownie cupcakes and whipped up some peanut butter frosting to go with, and they are heavenly.

The frosting is:
about 1 1/2 Cups peanut butter
about 1 Cup heavy whipping cream
1 8oz package cream cheese
about 1 cup powdered sugar

I cut the top of the cupcake off, filled the inside with this, and then replaced the top and pressed some more on for good measure. Oh, and then put some chocolate sprinkles on. Cuz they are fabulous.

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