Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
Decadent homemade chocolate peanut butter eggs for Easter.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In the bowl of a kitchen mixer such as a Cusinart, fitted with a paddle attachment, add the peanut butter and the butter and mix on high to blend. Reduce the speed to low and add slowly add the confectioners sugar.
Add the milk, one tablespoon at a time until a nice dough texture forms. You may or may not need the 4th tablespoon, watch the consistency.
Remove from the mixer using a teaspoon, scoop out a heaping spoonful of peanut butter filling. Using the teaspoon and your hands, smooth and mold the filling into an egg-shape as best you can. Note, the eggs do not need to be perfect. Place the peanut butter eggs onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining filling.
Place the baking sheet of peanut butter eggs into the freezer and allow to chill for at least 1 hour.
When the eggs are ready to be dipped in chocolate, in a small saucepan add the chocolate chips and coconut oil and place over a low flame. Melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally as needed. Do not boil. Remove from the heat.
Working one at a time, place a frozen peanut butter egg into the melted chocolate. Use a teaspoon to coat the egg and turn it over. Carefully remove the egg and place back on the baking sheet to dry. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Allow the chocolate coating to dry completely before decorating with white chocolate.
Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and melt. Let the chocolate cool slightly. Use some parchment paper to make a paper cone (see link above for instructions on how to make one). Fill with the melted white chocolate. Roll down the top flat side of the parchment cone so it is taut.
To drizzle the melted chocolate, just quickly zig-zag your hand quickly side-to-side working for the top of the egg to the bottom. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Allow the chocolate to set for about 20 minutes until dry to the touch.
Store the chocolate peanut butter eggs in the refrigerator for freshness.