Prepare your candy shop or bakery for springtime by making these delicious homemade peanut butter eggs. Only six ingredients are needed to make these no-bake confections, and the steps are easy to follow. Featuring a thick, rich chocolate coating that gives way to a creamy peanut butter center, our peanut butter egg recipe is the perfect way to celebrate the Easter season.
Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs
Watch our video tutorial for homemade peanut butter eggs, or read our recipe below:
Paraffin Wax in Chocolate
Food-grade paraffin wax is made of vegetable oils, palm oil derivatives, and synthetic resins that are considered safe to consume. Incorporating edible paraffin wax into melted chocolate adds shine and delivers a satisfying snap when you bite into the chocolate. It also helps the chocolate remain solid at room temperature.
What Special Equipment Do I Need?
To get started with this easy peanut butter egg recipe, you’ll need the following items:
Two Large Mixing Bowls – One large mixing bowl is needed to stir all of the ingredients together to make the peanut butter egg filling. You will also need a large mixing bowl to mix the chocolate chips and edible paraffin wax.
Sheet Pan – The peanut butter eggs will be cooled on a sheet pan.
Double Broiler – A double boiler allows you to melt the chocolate with indirect heat gently.
Peanut Butter Egg Mold – Use an egg chocolate mold to ensure each batch of candies is consistently shaped.
Silicone Baking Mat – Once the peanut butter eggs are dipped in chocolate, you will place them on the sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat to ensure an easy release once the confections have hardened.
Fork – You will need a fork to dip the peanut butter eggs into the chocolate coating.
Easter Egg Window Boxes – The Easter egg window boxes feature an eye-catching pattern and clear window to help market your eggs.
Easter Egg Box Inserts – Easter egg box inserts hold the peanut butter eggs securely in the boxes while on display or in transport.
Peanut Butter Egg Recipe
Our no-bake peanut butter marshmallow egg recipe has a short, simple ingredient list and is easy to make. We use an old-time candy-making secret to make our peanut butter eggs: food-grade paraffin wax. Use the following ingredients and steps to make crowd-favorite, old-fashioned peanut butter eggs.
Peanut Butter Egg Ingredients
1 1/2 cups butter
1 1/2 lb. confectioner’s sugar
One lb. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup creamy peanut butter
7 oz. jar marshmallow creme
3/4 stick of food-grade paraffin wax
Depending on the size of your molds, this recipe makes 12 to 24 homemade peanut butter eggs. Our recipe converter helps adjust the peanut butter egg recipe ingredients to meet your quantity needs.
Melt three sticks of butter and let it cool a little (overly hot butter won’t allow the filling to hold a dense consistency).
Add melted butter, marshmallow creme, creamy peanut butter, and 1/2 lb. confectioner’s sugar to a large mixing bowl.
Mix ingredients until they reach a lumpy and runny consistency. Then, stir in the remaining one lb. confectioner’s sugar until smooth and even.
Scoop peanut butter egg filling into peanut butter egg molds.
Place molds on a sheet pan. Refrigerate until they are firm (about 1 to 2 hours).
Add chocolate chips to a large mixing bowl. Shave food-grade paraffin wax into a bowl.
Melt chocolate and wax in a double boiler. Stir until it’s smooth enough to use as a dip.
Remove the sheet pan from the fridge and extract peanut butter filling from egg molds. Line the empty sheet with a silicone baking mat.
Place peanut butter egg on the fork. Gently lower it into melted chocolate.
Use a fork to flip the peanut butter egg. Then, scoop the coated egg out of the chocolate and place it on a lined sheet. Repeat for each egg.
Refrigerate the loaded sheet pan until the chocolate coating hardens (about 10 to 20 minutes).
Remove sheet pan from refrigerator. Place chocolate peanut butter eggs in Easter egg box inserts and load them into Easter egg window boxes.
Peanut butter eggs are a low-cost, high-profit Easter treat. But don’t just save this recipe for springtime! Use different chocolate molds to create other themed and seasonal candies for patrons. Display these eye-catching treats in your candy shop or store’s bakery case to create a nostalgic atmosphere and generate impulse buys.