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Recipe of the Day: Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

PEANUT BUTTER EASTER EGGS

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

2 tablespoons shortening

Confectioners' sugar icing, optional

In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, butter and vanilla until blended.

Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and cracker crumbs. Shape mixture into 16 eggs; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate 30 minutes, or until firm.

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip eggs in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off.

Return eggs to baking sheets. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

If desired, decorate eggs with icing. Let stand until set. Store in airtight containers in refrigerator. Yield: 16 eggs.

Confectioners' sugar icing: In a bowl, mix 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 4 teaspoons corn syrup, 1 teaspoon almond extract and 1-2 tablespoons milk until smooth. Tint with paste food coloring if desired. Yield: 2/3 cup.

To decorate eggs with bunny ears: Cut decorative paper into bunny ears. Tape each ear to a toothpick; insert into top of eggs. Remove ears before eating.

Simple & Delicious March/April 2009

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