Chocolate and peanut butter – it’s a classic combination. At Call Me Fudge, we thought we’d introduce a homemade peanut butter eggs recipe to compliment some of our other fudge recipes. And with Spring starting to bloom and Easter around the corner, we’ve been inspired by the arrival of Reese’s peanut butter eggs.
Make your own inspired Reese’s mini eggs at home by following our simple recipe. Trust us, they taste eggcellent. Start by making the peanut butter and digestive biscuit filling, and mould it into mini egg shapes. Dip each of the Reese’s eggs into chocolate and leave them to set.
Get the kids involved in this recipe, mucky hands and smiles bring joy to this creation. Read on to follow this family-friendly recipe…
What are Reese’s peanut butter eggs?
Reese’s peanut butter eggs are similar to their predecessor – the classic Reese’s Peanut Butter cup. Of course the main difference being the shape and the texture. The texture of the peanut butter cup has the original Reese’s cup ridges, formed from the mini cupcake casing, whereas the egg shape is enrobed in a smooth chocolate and encased with the peanut butter filling.
Can I buy Reese’s eggs year round?
Reese’s peanut butter eggs are regarded as seasonal confectionary, seen in grocery stores around the Easter period to align with the sale of all other Easter candy. Be quick though, because before you know it these popular tasty treats will be gone!
But never fear, if you are in need of a peanut butter chocolate fix, Reese’s do other candies that are available throughout the year such as peanut butter cups, biscuits and candy bars.
If it is the peanut butter eggs that have stolen your heart then you’re in for a treat, as we’ve got you sorted for the year. Cravings will be satiated with our homemade Reese’s peanut butter inspired recipe.
Reese’s Mini Eggs inspired recipe
Ever wondered how you can make a Reese’s peanut butter egg? At Call Me Fudge, we’ve tried to recreate this egg shaped treat so you can make your own version at home. This recipe has been cleverly adapted so that you only need a handful of pantry products in order to make this super simple!
Note: this recipe is inspired by the Reese’s peanut butter eggs product. It is not the exact recipe, so the texture and taste will be different but very similar and incredibly delicious.
Equipment and tools for Reese’s Mini Eggs
- Measuring cups
- NutriBullet / Food processor
- Microwave safe bowl
- A large cookie sheet / baking sheet lined with baking parchment
- A mini ice cream scoop
- A couple of forks
- Candy thermometer
- Silicone spatula
- A double boiler
- A heatproof mat
- An airtight container
Peanut butter mixture:
- Start by measuring your ingredients before setting them aside, along with preparing your equipment and tools. Set up your double boiler too on a low-medium heat.
- First, we’ll make the homemade Reese’s peanut butter style filling. Put the digestive biscuits/graham crackers and peanut butter cups into the food processor. Run the food processor until the digestive biscuits resemble a fine sand and the graham crackers have turned to crumbs. This should take a minute or so.
- Next, place your butter into the microwave safe bowl. Melt your butter in the microwave.
- When the butter has melted, pour it into the biscuit sand along with the powdered sugar and Reese’s peanut butter cups. Pulse this mixture until it starts to form a rough ball, almost like a dough. You may even find that this closely resembles a cheesecake base and this is exactly the texture we are looking for. Alternatively, combining it all in the bowl is efficient too (we chose to do this as we used our beloved NutriBullet).
- Use the mini ice cream scoop to portion out the peanut butter biscuit balls. Now shape this biscuit and peanut butter mixture into mini egg shapes or classically into the flat egg shapes you’d typically get from a packet of Reese’s peanut butter eggs. They don’t have to be perfect, and you can use egg shaped moulds if you find that easier.
- Set the egg shapes aside onto the cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator to set for 45 minutes.
- Now onto tempering the chocolate. Take the chocolate of your choice and pour 2/3 of the chocolate into the double boiler you have set up. Save the remaining 1/3 of chocolate so you temper. When tempering chocolate please note that not all chocolate tempers at the same temperature. Please refer to the table below.
- When the chocolate reaches the optimum “melting” temperature, remove from the heat and place the bowl onto the heatproof mat. Careful, not to burn your hands.
- Gradually, introduce the chocolate chips you saved and stir using the silicone spatula.
- Take the candy thermometer and check when the chocolate has reached its tempered state. You may not have to use all the reserved chocolate chips when adding to the melted chocolate.
- Your chocolate coating is now ready.
- Take the eggs out of the fridge and begin the chocolate coating process. Dip the eggs in the chocolate, let the excess chocolate drip and place back onto the cookie sheet.
- If there is excess chocolate leftover you can use this to ripple over the top of some of the eggs.
- Place the eggs into the fridge to set for 30 minutes.
- Now you’ve made your very own batch of inspired Reese’s peanut butter eggs! Delicious.
Chocolate tempering temperatures
|Chocolate||Melting point||Tempering point|
|Milk/ semi- sweet chocolate||117°F/47°C||86°F/30°C|
How do you make homemade Easter eggs?
You can make homemade Easter eggs by tempering melted chocolate and pouring into silicone egg moulds.
Or you can make traditional Easter eggs by painting boiled eggs. Children and adults have painted egg shells for years.
What’s the difference between Reese’s peanut butter and regular peanut butter?
What makes Reese’s peanut butter different to regular peanut butter is the added emulsifying oils and key ingredient of molasses. Molasses isn’t typically found in regular peanut butter brands.
There you have it, we’ve taken one of the best candy products and showed you have to recreate it in the comfort of your own home! Our homemade Reese’s peanut butter eggs recipe provides a fun way to fill Easter baskets and is guaranteed to put smiles on faces.
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