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Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs
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Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

Prep: 25 minutes plus chilling and freezing
Cook: 2 minutes • Serves: 16

8 whole sheets graham crackers, broken into large pieces
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1. Line rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. In food processor, pulse graham crackers, sugar, peanut butter and butter until combined. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

2. Using 2 small spoons, drop 1-1/2 tablespoons graham cracker mixture into mounds, 2 inches apart, onto prepared pan; refrigerate 30 minutes.

3. With hands, form graham cracker mixture into egg shapes and place on same pan; freeze 30 minutes.

4. In small saucepot, heat chocolate chips over low heat 2 minutes or until most chips are melted, stirring frequently with rubber spatula; remove saucepot from heat and stir until all chips are melted. Stir in oil.

5. With fork, dip eggs into chocolate to completely cover, allowing excess chocolate to drip off; place on same pan. Reheat melted chocolate as necessary if it begins to harden. Refrigerate eggs 10 minutes or until chocolate hardens. Makes 16 eggs.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 egg):
235 Calories, 15g Fat (7g Saturated), 18mg Cholesterol, 78mg Sodium,
23g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 27g Sugars, 17g Added Sugars, 3g Protein

Chef Tip:
Let the kids have fun decorating the eggs once they have hardened. Drizzle with melted white chocolate, vanilla-flavored candy bark or pastel-colored candy melts; add pastel-colored jimmies/sprinkles.

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