2 cups 10x sugar
1 cup Jiff Peanut Butter
1/4 cup butter
1 T milk
Soften the butter, combine all ingredients
(we use the kitchen-aid to cream the ingredients together)
Form into egg shapes
Pop in the freezer for about 30 minutes to an hour
Dip in chocolate
Freezing them first helps so much when coating them in chocolate. Otherwise this can get very messy. :-)
I get the wafers at Ac Moore. They go on sale for $1.77 a bag, and when they do, I stock up. do not like the chocolate wafers from Michaels - they are too waxy, in my opinion.
You can melt the chocolate in the microwave - just make sure the bowl and spoon are COMPLETELY dry. One speck of water can make chocolate seize.
We don't have a microwave here (no big health reason, I just got tired of them dying, and we don't really use it.. a counter top convection oven was under $40 and works well for reheating food)
I have a melting pan similar to this one. I paid under $20- check Michaels or JoAnns and use a coupon for a good deal on one. If you melt a lot of chocolate (we make a LOT of peanut butter eggs each year) it's well worth the investment.
To coat the eggs, drop them in one at a time, then lift out with a fork, shaking it back and forth gently to even out the chocolate and remove the excess. Then place on wax paper, or parchment paper, to dry.