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Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

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Why I Love This Recipe

This is my Great Aunt Theda's recipe. It was an Easter tradition in my family until my mom decided it was too much work and stopped making them (our Christmas Anise Oil Cookies also suffered the same fate). They taste absolutely amazing, but according to my mom, they're also "SO BAD FOR YOU!"

Ingredients You'll Need

7 cups powdered 10X sugar
2 cups peanut butter (use regular peanut butter, not the natural or low fat kinds -- it just doesn't work)
1 stick margarine
1 can evaporated milk (one can is more than enough)
Dipping chocolate


1. Place 10X sugar in a large bowl.

Add margarine and work into sugar by rubbing sugar and margarine between palms of hands.

2. Add PB and mix well (don't even try to use a mixer -- this all has to be done by hand)

3. Add enough milk (a little at a time) until candy forms a soft ball.

If it's too wet, add more sugar.

4. Work candy until smooth and creamy by kneading it like bread dough.

5. Form into small eggs (they will be bigger after dipped in chocolate), place on cookie sheet covered in waxed paper, and refrigerate for about an hour.

6. Melt chocolate (don't overheat it or it will get lumpy, and nothing can correct that).

Dip eggs, and place on cookie sheet with clean wax paper.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

When I first read the title so I figured this may be just what my family has made for at least over thirty year's. The recipe is similar but not really! The recipe I am talking about is called Buckeye's because it has a looked to it between the buckeye nut, a buck deer's eye looks like.If I remember right it is a three ingrendiets only.And my brother prefer's when he makes it with what we call cheap peanut butter.It's three cups of peanut butter to 2lbs butter and then one pound powdered sugar. It make take awhile to mix it up,it will come togther after it mix up then chill before you make balls out of the mixture after the mixture is chilled.Take a teaspoon start making the buckeye's.Then set up in a double boiler chocolate and pariffn wax.Melt the two togther,by this the was well let the chocolate haded down when you chill them again.We have never had to put Milk in the mixture at all.Just thought it was the same but it is truly not the same.

It's just regular powdered sugar ^_^;

What is '10X powdered sugar' ? Never heard of it before.

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