Now, I know what you are thinking…COP OUT! “You made these last year, Lauren. Are you out of ideas already?” Well, don’t you worry. The peanut butter eggs are back and better than ever. I’ve taken the original…and morphed it into something so magical., you’ll wonder where you have been all your life.
First of all, I absolutely love this boy. Not only does he willingly become excited when I mention the word “bake,” but he also willingly sports this lovely apron that I made for him He was getting pretty excited about this.
Usually, on the day that I plan on baking, I give him several options. I will lay them out for him to weigh the pros and cons of each one. This particular day I gave him three options: peanut butter eggs, homemade Oreos, or homemade peeps. Now if you have a particular fondness to one of the options above that I DID NOT make, you can take that up with him. Basically, it is his fault.
Back to the eggs, the main players in these sweet and delicious eggs are peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.
Mix it all together, along with a stick of butter, and you are good to go. Now, if you are wondering why I did not show the butter, I can answer that. The amount of fat, calories, cholesterol, and death in that bowl is unbearable. I thought it to be rather rude of me to show you what you would be getting yourself into if you chose to partake in this recipe.
Next up, a cup of powdered sugar added to the mix. (Or if you are sweet, a bit more
Plop it in there, and mix it up!
It should look all crumbly, it will not come together. DO NOT BE ALARMED. This is perfectly normal.
Next, add your rice krispies.
And after that, hire a manservant to do the dirty work. Don’t tell, but I do not compensate my manservant very well. In fact, I make him pay me…with flowers and such (Shout out to my lovely boy toy who opened up my car door today, only to reveal a bouquet of flowers. He smiled and said…Happy…Wednesday Oh, I love celebrating days of the week.
Next, get that bag of peanut butter cups you forgot you had (from Christmas) and unwrap a bunch.
Flatten out you peanut butter patty, and stick a peanut butter cup on top.
(Again with the manservant) Squeeze the mixture to form around the peanut butter cup.
Roll it to make sure that no peanut butter spots are visible. (Like it’s hiding!)
Roll, Chill, Coat, LOVE!
1 stick of margarine or butter (softened)
2 cups of peanut butter
1 cup of marshmallow fluff
3 cups 10x sugar
4 cups rice krispies
1 lb. (or more!!) milk or white chocolate melting wafers
- Combine peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, and butter until smooth. Mix in the 10x sugar and rice krispies with your hands. Hands are the only tool that squeezes the mixture effectively.
With about 1/4 cup of the mixture, shape into paddies. Next, place an unwrapped Reese’s cup in the middle of the paddie. Squeeze up and around, coating the cup with the mixture. Shape into eggs. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Cool in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.
Once cool, melt the wafers. Coat each egg with chocolate, scrape the bottom, and place on parchment paper.
Once set, store in the refrigerator (makes about 30 eggs per batch)
Manservants range in price. No manservants were fatally harmed in this post. Beaten? Well, that’s a topic for a different day. Check your Target ad for this Sunday. I think there is a coupon for 40% an one regular priced manservant…or maybe that was Michael’s?