Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Chocolate covered, peanut butter eggs
Anything I can make Gluten Free for my 3 year old, is worth trying as I always feel he gets left out.
You will need:
4 cups of powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups of creamy peanut butter
1/4 pound of butter
3 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2-3 tablespoons of milk
1 tablespoon of shortening
Once those ingredients are combined, add the milk one tablespoon at a time until you reach a playdough type consistency.
Form the "dough" into egg shapes, place them on wax paper and put them in the freezer for about an hour (I only did 45 minutes because I was impatient).
In the meantime, melt the chocolate chips. I used a double broiler method, but you can also do it in the microwave. Add 1 tablespoon of shortening to the chocolate chips.
I ended up with over 50 eggs about 1 inch in length. This was a LOT of eggs, so I think next time I will only make about 1/2 the amount.
I also ended up with excess chocolate so I decided to drizzle some over the eggs for fun....can't have too much chocolate, right? We'll pretend I'm not on a diet for now.
Here is the end result after being in the freezer. I have so many, I'm going to keep them in the freezer for now and hand some out to friends!!