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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER EGGS WITH COCONUT AND PECANS

If you love peanut butter, chocolate, coconut, and nuts, these delicious homemade candy eggs are for you!
Prep Time30 mins
refrigeration time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: dessert - candy, homemade candy
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 290kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup chunky peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1-½ to 2 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • -In a dry skillet over medium-low heat, toast the coconut and chopped pecans slightly to intensify their flavor. Watch them carefully, and stir them frequently, so they do not burn.
  • -In a mixing bowl, cream the peanut butter and butter until well mixed. Fold in the coconut, nuts, salt, 1 cup of powdered sugar, and vanilla; mix well.
  • -Sprinkle some of the remaining powdered sugar on a board and knead in enough of the remaining sugar until the mixture holds its shape when formed.
  • -Shape tablespoon-size balls into egg-shaped pieces.
  • -Cover and freeze for about 30 minutes.
  • -In a microwave-safe bowl, carefully melt the chocolate and shortening on low power, stirring occasionally, until smooth.
  • -Using a fork, dip the peanut butter candy pieces into the melted chocolate, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl, and place them one by one onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • -Continue the same process with the remaining peanut butter candy pieces.
  • -Use whatever melted chocolate you have left to drizzle over the tops of the eggs and add your multicolored sprinkles before the chocolate hardens.
  • -Chill or freeze until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg