Chocolate-Covered Peanut-Butter Eggs

Recipe from Taste of the South
Chocolate-Covered Peanut-Butter Eggs
YIELD
approximately 2 dozen
PREP TIME
30 mins
TOTAL TIME
1 hr 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 cups chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 (1-ounce) squares white baking chocolate, melted (optional)
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Directions
1. 
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.
2. 
Shape by teaspoonfuls into egg shapes. Place on a wire rack over parchment paper. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
3. 
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.
4. 
Spoon another layer of chocolate over peanut-butter eggs. Let sit at room temperature until chocolate is set.
5. 
Drizzle with melted white chocolate, if desired.
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