After church today, Devin and I were delivering Valentines to our cute little primary kids.
One student's family raises chickens in their backyard, and they gave us some fresh eggs.
I was so excited!
Aren't they pretty?!
I love fresh eggs. The flavor, the color...they're magical.
Almost as magical as homemade Reese's peanut butter eggs.
I loved them as a kid.
These cute little things are healthy and super tasty.
In my opinion, they're better than the original ones.
But then again, you can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. :)
Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs
- 1 cup all-natural peanut butter (salted)
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup honey, melted (adding more honey will hold mixture together better)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- a generous dash of cinnamon (trust me, it's essential)
- 1 cup chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet, I did 1/2 cup of each)
In a bowl, combine peanut butter and honey. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla.
Take a spoonful of peanut butter mixture and roll into an egg-shaped ball. Place on a baking sheet covered with wax paper. Repeat this process until all the peanut butter mixture is gone.
Place baking sheet in freezer for about 20 minutes, until peanut butter balls are firm.
In another bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Make sure to stir chocolate every 30 seconds to prevent it from burning.
Remove baking pan from freezer. Take a peanut butter ball and roll it in the melted chocolate, with a spoon, until completely covered. Place peanut butter egg back onto the wax-covered baking sheet. Repeat this process until all peanut butter balls are covered. Place pan back into the freezer for about 20 minutes.
Take out pan, place peanut butter eggs in baggies, and store in the fridge.
Try not to eat all of them in one sitting :)