Friday, March 21, 2008

Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

I got the idea for these from Paula Dean, believe it or not. I saw one of her candy shows and she made these weird butterscotch, caramel, peanut, chocolate things and I thought "Hmm.. If I sub out a few things, this could be good." They could theoretically be made into any shape, or rolled into balls for simplicity, but since it's Easter time, I thought I'd make them into eggs.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
3/4 Cup Peanut Butter (No stir kind) - Creamy or Crunchy
1/2 cup Ricemellow Creme
1/4 cup powdered soymilk
2 tbsp powdered sugar

~1 cup chocolate chip

1. Melt the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave. It should take between 30 seconds and a minute. (Alternately, melt it in a small saucepan over medium heat)

2. Stir in the powdered soymilk until well distributed.

4. Fold in the ricemellow creme and powdered sugar and just keep folding/kneading over and over until the mixture cools and becomes the consistency of play dough.

5. Take heaping tsps of dough and roll them into egg shapes. Sit them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for about an hour.

Naked Peanut Butter Eggs!

6. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stove. Roll the peanut butter eggs in the melted chocolate and sit them back onto the wax paper to set up (you can put them back in the fridge to speed this process).

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