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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

    Taste of Home Photo 16 Servings Prep: 35 min. + chilling 
    Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 
    2-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar 
    1 cup graham cracker crumbs 
    1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
    1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips 
    2 tablespoons shortening 
    Pastel sprinkles 
    Directions In a large bowl, cream butter; gradually add the confectioners' sugar, cracker crumbs, peanut butter and vanilla. Shape into 16 eggs; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip eggs in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Decorate with sprinkles; return eggs to waxed paper. Chill until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
    Yield: 16 eggs. 
    Nutrition Facts: 1 egg equals 322 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Peanut Butter Easter Eggs published in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p50

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