Chocolate-Covered Peanut-Butter Eggs
Recipe from Taste of the South

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Yield: approximately 2 dozen
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
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    firmly packed light brown sugar
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    confectioners' sugar
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    crunchy peanut butter
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    chopped bittersweet chocolate
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    butter-flavored shortening
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    (1-ounce) squares white baking chocolate, melted (optional)

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and brown sugar in a microwave oven on High (100-percent power) for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until brown sugar is melted. Add confectioners' sugar and peanut butter, stirring to combine. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Shape by teaspoonfuls into egg shapes. Place on a wire rack over parchment paper. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
In a small saucepan, melt chocolate and shortening over low heat, whisking until smooth. Spoon an even layer of chocolate over each peanut-butter egg. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. Remove from refrigerator.
Spoon another layer of chocolate over peanut-butter eggs. Let sit at room temperature until chocolate is set.
Drizzle with melted white chocolate, if desired.
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