Tuesday, March 27, 2018

CHOCOLATE-DRENCHED

Homemade peanut butter eggs are hard to resist at Easter. When I was but a wee one, and my grandmother was sitting me, I can still remember she taking me to church, yeah, there's a visual for you, so she and the other church ladies could start making the hundreds of Easter eggs of peanut butter, coconut and butter crème eggs, to sell which would help supplement the church funds.
At this time of year you find the homemade candies for sale at gas stations, mom and pop shops and the beauty parlor, and of course churches. They often sell for a $1 or more apiece and are individually wrapped in colorful foil wrappers or cellophane bags. Churches, fire halls and other organizations roll them by the thousands as fundraisers. The candy eggs practically sell themselves. If you want to make your own peanut butter or coconut eggs, there are dozens of variations. Some call for cream cheese and butter, others for condensed milk or marshmallow. I can still see and smell the chocolate....and my grandmother walking us in, with her hat and gloves on, to which she would then remove both, and get her apron on....then the other ladies would follow suit and would await directions from my grandmother. This went on for a week!!! And they generally sold out.  My mother and aunt made them also for a couple years, but now my mother goes to a local church to buy them...while my aunt and I make the hot cross buns..another wonderful Easter treat. Should you crave a peanut butter egg...... my grandmother's were to die for.

Margret's Peanut Butter Easter Egg
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 pound cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup to 1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 pounds confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Melting chocolate wafers
Cream together first three ingredients until very soft. Add sugar, salt and vanilla. Shape into eggs or balls and chill. Melt chocolate coating slowly over low heat. Coat eggs or balls. Chill again, and keep in frig.

And try , just try to eat ONE!

45 comments:

  1. My Mom made these chocolate-dipped peanut butter eggs for many years. She would put our names on them in frosting and decorate with bunnies and flowers. They bring back wonderful memories.

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  2. oh thank goodness. i saw this title and thought what exactly is he dipping in chocolate NOW?

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  3. "Coat eggs or balls", does this mean that some are female and others are male?
    Never been a fan of peanut butter and chocolate together. I know, heresy!

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    1. Deedles, chocolate and peanut butter, did you mean to say Hershey's instead? Lol

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    2. @Sooo -etc. Ha! I should've gone with blasphemy instead.

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  4. Like my fat ass need any peanut butter eggs.

    You know by the end of the week, I'll be getting a few. These sound so good. What memories.

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  5. What can I say besides OMG! These look so good!

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  6. You , in a church, LOL,LOL,LOL,LOL,LOL,LOL,LOL.......

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  7. I love making these at Easter. I used an ice cream scoop that was like a half shape, w/o the mechanical part, so it made a pretty good egg shape with a fairly flat bottom. I enjoyed hearing you memories too. Certainly painted the scene.

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    1. "fairly flat bottom" - the mistress must know plenty of those!

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    2. Now now....yoi know I like a nice bubble butt.

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  8. Yummy! We had no vets or boarding places in Northern BC so we left our doggie with friends over Easter and she ate ALL their candy in their baskets. (And lived 12 more years :-)

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    1. Dogs stomachs.....they seem to be resistant sometimes.

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  9. They are beautiful and look even yummier too.

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  10. What great memories for Easter. Yes, these are indeed a huge church ladies thing,lol.I absolutely love Reese's peanut butter cups. That's why next time I make these, I will be using MILK CHOCOLATE or even dark, instead of the semi-sweet.

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  11. Thank you for the charming story! What a leader your grandmother was! And talented, too! Thanks for sharing your family recipe. I may attempt to do this. I'm adding it to the list of foods I want to try making at home.

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    1. They are so good.....and even better in dark chocolate.

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  12. I think I may give this a try if I get the time, it looks delicious!
    Chocolate coated balls, nah that's too easy, I don't need to make a joke, just reading it will make the naughty people giggle.

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    1. I needed to make the joke, 'cause that's the way I roll!

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    2. I apologize if the casa is coruputing you. As you can see we are all zany here.

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    3. Just watch out for the Mistress's party tricks!

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  13. I love peanut butter Easter eggs (and all other kinds) so I'll definitely keep this recipe. Great traditions should be shared - thanks!

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  14. If you sent me a basket full of homemade peanut butter eggs...I'd be your for life.

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  15. When I saw chocolate dremched.....and then saw post, you know how disappointed I was.

    But still yummy.

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  16. I have a coconut egg and a peanut butter egg in the house right now. my fat ass doesn't NEED them, but...

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  17. Since the only candy I ever eat is the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, this is right up my alley!

    Now, to get Carlos to make some .......

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    1. Make sure you post about it. What,could possibly go wrong?

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  18. Eggs, balls. Eggs, balls... Hmmm. I wonder which I would want to eat. LOL. They sound scrumptious.

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    1. I pegged you for a chocolate covered banana.

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  19. Since moving to Amsterdam, I feel Easter is more celebrated here than in the US. They still dress too. Those eggs look amazing. I may have to try this out. I love peanut butter and chocolate. Are they real sweet?

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    1. A preference. You can cut back on the confectioner sugar and add more peanut butter.

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  20. I will never pass up on a peanut butter egg. I do remember my grandmother's church friends making these too. Those picture are making me want one now.

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  21. I've NEVER had a homemade peanut butter easter egg. Never even heard of anyone making them! Clearly I've lead a deprived life.

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    1. Now if you were here, I could give you goils I nice basket of them for your 15th anniversary.

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  22. I'm sure my mother just bought mine from the supermarket, but they were delicious.

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  23. Oh man those look good. And I had 12 Girl Scout cookies last night. I never have sweets, and then one day I just eat like I hate myself. I do not want grandma's chocolate eggs in my house because I wouldn't stop until they were all gone.

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    1. And from what you just regaled in your post.....the last thing you need is peanut butter or chocolate.

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  24. Just as long as your not doing that party trick anymore where you place your dick on a tray of chocolate covered bananas anymore.

    I only fell for that like 11 times.

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