Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

If you need a quick and easy Easter dessert idea, these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs are perfect for you! They’re so cute, tasty and festive for Easter!

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs on a Cake Stand

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

I am getting so excited for Easter. We get to spend the weekend with our family in AZ, I really can not wait. I whipped up these simple and adorable chocolate covered peanut butter eggs last week that you are going to just love.

Wilton has a zillion colored candy melts that I picked up at Michaels last week along with those cute paper liners. I could get in big trouble at Michaels if I am there too long. So many fun things. Anyway, have your kids help coat each chilled peanut butter egg with the chocolate, they will love it!

Hope you enjoy!!

Ingredients You'll Need to Make Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter EggsHere is what I used for the recipe. Pretty easy right?

How to Make This Easy Easter Dessert

Colored Candy MeltsI only used maybe a fourth of each bag which means you can create other fun treats another time. I dipped Oreos in these last year and they were a huge hit.

Peanut Butter in a Mixing BowlPlace your peanut butter into a large bowl.

Powdered Sugar and Peanut Butter in the BowlAdd your powdered sugar.

Peanut Butter Dough in a Mixing BowlMix, mix mix! I used my hands half way through to speed the process up.

A Scoop of Peanut Butter DoughOnce mixed, use a large cookie scoop to help form the eggs.

A Ball of Peanut Butter DoughYou’ll start like this and with your hands form the dough into little egg shapes.

Peanut Butter Dough in Egg ShapesLike this. Mine are far from perfect, but it works anyway.

Yellow Coating Chocolate for Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter EggsLet the coating begin. Start with one color at a time when melting your chocolate. You’ll coat 4-5 eggs per color.

Green Coating Chocolate for Chocolate Peanut Butter EggsHere’s the green.

White Coating Chocolate for Peanut Butter EggsThe white.

Pink Coating ChocolateThe pretty pink ones. Let them harden then it’s time to serve!

Pink, Green, White & Yellow Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter EggsArrange them onto a cake stand and you are good to go!

Close-up of Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs Oozing with Peanut Butter

Colorful Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs on a Cake Stand

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

If you need a quick and easy Easter dessert idea, these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs are perfect for you! They're so cute, tasty and festive for Easter!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 20 mins
Freeze Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings: 20
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Freezer


  • 2 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Wilton candy melts in yellow, green, pink & white
  • Non-parils for sprinkling on top


  • Place peanut butter and sugar into a large bowl, mix until combined. I used my hands half way through mixing with a spoon. Dough will be pretty firm.
  • With a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop 3-4 tablespoons of dough into your hands and shape into eggs. Freeze for 30 minutes to an hour until hardened.
  • Start with one color of candy melts at a time. Coat 4-5 peanut butter eggs with chocolate and place onto parchment or wax paper. Sprinkle with non-parils quickly as chocolate hardens fast. It's important to work in batches so your chocolate doesn't harden on you.
  • Continue coating all of your eggs until they've all been coated and sprinkled. Let chocolate harden and serve. Enjoy room temperature or chilled.


Makes 20-25 candies
I only froze mine for 15 minutes and I was able to continue, it's just easier if the dough is hardened.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: chocolate eggs, chocolate peanut butter balls, easter dessert, easter dessert idea, easter dessert recipe, peanut butter eggs, peanut butter eggs recipe


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59 Responses
  1. Brenda

    My Grandmother gave me peanut butter eggs every Easter when I was growing up. I have been searching for a recipe so I can make them for my kids and carry on the tradition. To make it extra special, I looked online and found a company, Box and Wrap that has the cutest Easter candy boxes and candy bags. I chose the bunny shaped candy box.

  2. Courtney

    They look so yummy. I love what you did with the different color chocolates. I make them as well but I add in graham cracker crumbs. The texture is so good!!!

  3. Melody

    These look amazing! I made a TON of cake bites for Easter, and now I know what to do with the leftover candy melts!

    My friend taught me the coolest way to dip stuff like this: Place whatever you’re dipping into the chocolate, and use a spoon to coat. Then lift it out with a fork, and using the straight edge of a butter knife, tap the fork. This helps to smooth out the chocolate and lets the excess drip off. Use the knife to slide the treat off the fork and onto waxed paper. They turn out beautifully, and no messy fingers!

  4. sheri grennille

    We just finished making these and i have a couple of comments, if you don’t mind…
    We used skippy regular peanut butter and it was not that hard to mix and it needed at least 30-45 minutes to get hard. We did use a cookie scoop (approx. 2T) to portion and then dipped fingers in water to form egg shapes. A single bag (14 oz.) of candy melts would probably have done the entire batch (we made coconut eggs from another site as well). The spooning over the top went very nicely albeit a bit messy. The blue and yellow look very pretty with easter sprinkles or with colored sugar (we also made purple and that seemed a little to dark. The finished eggs need to be in the fridge though, because they get very soft at room temperature. They do taste very good!

  5. Susie

    I’ll second the question on the easiest way to “dip” them?

    Also, do you have an approximation of how much in weight I would buy of the melts? I can buy them in bulk.

  6. My dd is allergic to dairy, eggs and gluten. So pleased to find a recipe that I can use for her. I’ll use a dark chocolate that has no dairy and viola! She’ll have an awesome Easter treat! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  7. These are too darn cute! I plan on making these for my in-laws and have a question. We have to travel and I was wondering how long you think these would stay fresh (I’m assuming in the fridge)? We have to travel Thursday so I would have to make them Tues or Wed. Do you think they would still taste just as delicious on Friday? Thank you!

  8. kathy

    Okay, I need a “…for Dummies” version. Do you hold the egg in your hand and spread the chocolate on it or do you dip the egg in chocolate? Yours look so perfect!

  9. These look so cute and delicious! So festive. I love the colors, but I’d probably end up doing it with dark chocolate..I’m such a sucker for dark chocolate and peanut butter. Maybe some colorful sprinkles instead? 🙂

  10. Becca

    Oh Jen…. they are ADORABLE! I’m SO glad I didn’t read this post until I had finished up my homework for the weekend, because I am quite sure that I would have had to forgo studying for my law exam in lieu of making a batch or two of these!

  11. They look just like Reese’s eggs…but pastel!! Fabu! They would make a great side to the “Reester” Bunny I always pick up for The Hubs.

  12. So cute!! I made these last week, but I used graham cracker crumbs too…I never even thought of just using all powdered sugar!! They look great, as always. 🙂

    Kristan xoxo

  13. Kim

    These are adorable but there is one problem….the candy coating is NOT chocolate at all but vanilla flavored – I just looked at a bag in my cupboard. So you might want to rethink the title as there is absolutely no chocolate in these and it is a little misleading. Sorry to be a buzz kill….. they certainly are darling!

    1. Savannahjayde

      White chocolate isn’t really chocolate anyway. But everyone still calls it that…so, the title is still fitting. 🙂

    2. Erica

      I was going to ask the same thing… I went to three different stores yesterday trying to find CHOCOLATE flavored colored melts. The people at the store thought I was crazy. “No – no – I need the CHOCOLATE version of this item… not the vanilla one.” “Ma’am – that’s the only one they make…”

  14. I LOVE Peanut Butter Eggs…. and when I say LOVE I mean like I buy a bag and will hide them from my husband and anyone eles so only I can enjoy the awesomeness of the Peanut butter eggs lol! My husband loves them just as much so I wouldnt be surprised to see that he had hidden some either! I will def be making these tis easter! they are so delish!

    1. Hi corinna,
      I bought the cake stand at TJ Maxx quite a while ago. Never hurts to check though 🙂 I always find great kitchen goodies there!

  15. Jenny….amazing work! And what a great recipe. The thing I love about your recipes is that they are easy, not fussy, they use real stuff that we all want to eat (even if some people won’t blog about eating powdered sugar…I will! haha!) but you just make me want to make everything you post about 🙂

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