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A basket filled with Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs with daffodils in the background.
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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


  • 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


  • -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.


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