I have an addiction to shaped Reese's Peanut Butter candy.
Whenever each holiday rolls around, I eagerly await for those
little packages to hit shelves because they are superior to the
regular cup versions. Reese's has covered Valentine's Day, Easter,
Halloween, and Christmas. I just wish they would get on the
bandwagon with July 4th and Thanksgiving just to cover the months
of non-Reese's lull. You may recall my luck with the copycat
Thin Mints recipe, but could luck really strike twice?
Especially with something so delicious, it seemed unlikely that
Pinterest would produce the same caliber of Reese's treats.
A quick search on
Pinterest reveals a variety of possible options to choose from
(and even includes recipes for using the eggs), so I simply closed
my eyes and chose one. I ended up with this
recipe from The Whimsical Princess and decided to try my
hand at them. With just six ingredients, these eggs seemed almost
too good to be true.
Since I only have two little guys, I decided to cut the recipe
in half. I still ended up with fourteen eggs and this is perfect
for the size of our family. The mixture was extremely crumbly and I
was not optimistic that they would form into eggs well. However, I
was pleasantly surprised when forming them in the palm of my hand
to discover that they stuck together and became smooth, molding to
the shape I chose. I also used 100% natural creamy peanut butter
and was a bit concerned that this wouldn't have the same flavor,
but apparently a few cups of powdered sugar can fix anything.
Picture 1. Why does this look like a mouse? Fail. Picture 2. A
condensation mark left from a warm preschool finger & a cold
egg means the shape is right, but the picture stinks. Perhaps I
should scour Pinterest for a blog photo tutorial. Picture 3. Just
about there with some exposed peanut butter, but good nonetheless.
Overall, the taste was pretty good, but not quite what I'm used to
with the typical chocolate eggs. My boys won't know the difference
and so I'm planning to toss these into their baskets (gently of
course). I also should probably work on my chocolate dunking
technique to perfect how they actually look (appearance is part of
Try this recipe and let us know what you think! If you're trying
to steer clear of candy, another great alternative is "Carrots"
made out of cheddar cheese bunnies. They look great in the Easter
basket and your kids will gobble them up. Share all your
Pinteresting Easter surprises with us over on our Pinterest page.
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