(please ignore my drier than ever hands)
I found this recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Easter Eggs right around everyone's favorite candy holiday, they were immediately put on the top of my to-make list. I love Kristan over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, her recipes are always tempting and her pictures only make things look better than they sound!
Peanut Butter Truffles
18 sheets of graham crackers, very finely crushed2 cups creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup butter, softened
3 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
chocolate candy melts or bark
sprinkles or decorations
Line a baking sheet with wax paper, place in freezer for later use. In a large bowl, combine graham crackers, peanut butter, butter, and confectioners sugar. Mix at medium speed till all ingredients are incorporated. I ended up using my hands to get everything combined. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Place baking sheet back in the freezer for 45 minutes or until peanut butter balls are firm.
In a small bowl melt chocolate candy melts or bark according to package. Using a spoon cover peanut butter balls with chocolate one at a time. Tap the spoon on the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate and place balls back on frozen baking sheet. Decorate with sprinkles, chocolate chips, or leftover graham cracker crumbles and refrigerate till chocolate is set. Devour.
I used my food processor to crush the graham crackers. I used spring colored sprinkles, but I was thinking white chocolate coating with red, white, and blue sprinkles would be super cute for the upcoming holidays. Let me know if anyone tries this, I would love to see pictures!