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Homemade Reese’s Easter Eggs

Homemade Reese's Eggs |

My theme for 2014 seems to be, “Yes, I know this recipe has been made and posted about a thousand times. I don’t care. I’m doing it anyway!”

So, here we are. With, yet again, another super popular recipe that can be found on many, many delicious dessert blogs. I hope you’ll forgive me the faux pas. But these have been on my dying-to-make list for years and years, and I just couldn’t stand to wait another!

If you’re a Reese’s egg fan like me (because everyone knows Reese’s tastes best in egg form), this is seriously the perfect recipe for you. It takes very little time, very little effort, and very little skill, and uses very few ingredients– a major win all around! My favorite part is that you don’t need a fancy mold or anything to shape the eggs. Just form them by hand, and they’ll look just like the real thing!

Products I used in the making…

Homemade Reese’s Easter Eggs

Serving Size: 10-12


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter (use Reese's brand for the most authentic taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 16 oz. Candiquik (or melting chocolate wafers)


  1. In a medium large bowl beat together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until a smooth "dough" forms.
  2. Use a cookie scoop to portion out balls of the filling. Shape each ball into an egg-like shape and place it on a lined (parchment, foil, wax paper, silicone) baking sheet. Place sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate according to manufacturer's directions. Prepare a counter top for placing the dipped eggs on by lining it with parchment, wax paper, foil, or a silicone mat.
  4. Remove peanut butter eggs from the freezer. One at a time, drop them into the chocolate. Use a fork to cover the top in chocolate. Slip the fork underneath the egg and let excess chocolate drip off the fork. Slide the egg onto prepared counter top to cool and harden before eating.

Don’t miss a bite!

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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9 Responses to “Homemade Reese’s Easter Eggs”

  1. Mir posted on April 4, 2014 at 9:46 am (#)

    This is LIFE. CHANGING. I wait all year for Reese’s to put out the eggs because the peanut butter ratio is so much better in them! And now I can make them whenever. Whew! What a relief.

  2. Allison Stabile posted on April 4, 2014 at 11:52 am (#)

    Delicious! I’m of the same mind. Who cares if it’s been posted before? What’s good is good!

  3. Sarah @ Miss Candiquik posted on April 4, 2014 at 2:56 pm (#)

    All of your photos are gorgeous and these look heavenly! I’m sure they’re 10x better than the store bought version ;). Sharing & pinning!

  4. Kenton @ Lemon & Olives posted on April 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm (#)

    I get these very year and never thought to make them! Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe. Know what I’ll be doing next weekend :)

  5. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on April 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm (#)

    Oh Ashton, you’re killing me! Totally my favorite. YUM! Your photo of them is gorgeous! Beautiful lighting.

  6. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on April 5, 2014 at 6:25 pm (#)

    I don’t care how many times these have been posted I never tire of seeing it! ESPECIALLY because you made these delicious Reese eggs!!!! YUM!

  7. Jennie @themessybakerblog posted on April 7, 2014 at 7:41 am (#)

    You are forgiven. Who can pass on a Reese’s egg? Surely not me. Pinned!

  8. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:36 am (#)

    My all-time favorite Easter treat! You know me, I can never get enough Reese’s!

  9. Lisa posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:42 pm (#)

    I made these today using chocolate chips instead melting chocolate. Chocolate chips are definitely not close enough. These are delicious frozen. Can’t wait to to get the correct chocolate!