Friday, March 21, 2008

Delicious Easter Treats

Every Easter (that I can remember) my family makes our very own special Easter Treats. They are kind of like a homemade Reese peanut butter cup. The only difference is they are not in cups, instead you roll them into an egg shape...get it...eggs, baby chicks, Easter, etc. It just fits in. I figured that it would only be fair if I shared this wonderful treat with all of you.

Peanut Butter Dough

3 Tbls peanut butter
1 cup of powdered sugar
3 Tbls melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla

Blend peanut butter, melted butter, and vanilla. Knead in sugar until smooth.
Shape into eggs and refrigerate (We usually do it over night, but I think 3-5 hours is good)

Dipping Chocolate

1 inch paraffin wax (the stuff you use for canning)
6 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Melt chocolate and wax in a double broiler or over the lowest heat on the stove. Dip eggs in chocolate, several times if needed. Allow them to cool. Decorate with frosting tips as desired.

The best part is that you all dip them in chocolate together. Then when the chocolate hardens you decorate them with those tubs of frosting you get at the grocery store. Usually we make one hug egg for each person, then they decorate it with their name. Each egg is placed in a separate Easter basket. That way when they get hidden and you go looking for them, you knows whose is who.


(We also have recipes for mint and coconut, in case anyone would like to give them a try...they are delicious as well)