Add a Little Horror to Your Easter Holiday with Peanut Butter Critters Eggs!
Every spring, the store shelves are filled with some of my favorite treats – marshmallow chicks, egg-shaped chocolate malt balls, and of course, my ultimate favorite…peanut butter filled eggs.
But making peanut butter filled eggs is super easy to do at home, and as usual, I wanted to put a horror twist on them, and the first thing that came to mind was the Easter Egg Hunt scene from Critters 2.
So this year, add a little horror to your holiday by filling those Easter baskets up with these homemade jumbo peanut butter filled Critters Eggs! Not only are they super quick and easy to make, they can be made several days ahead of time, so you’ll still have plenty of time to prepare your Easter feast…and dye all of those Easter eggs for your little ones.
To get a similar texture to the Critters eggs used in the film, I used a textured egg mold that I purchased from Cybertrayd, but any egg-shaped mold will work.
As always, be sure to watch all the way to the end to see fan creations featured during the end credits of the episode! And if you enjoyed these Peanut Butter Filled Critters Eggs, please be sure to hit that ‘subscribe’ button, and give it a ‘thumbs up’ over on my YouTube channel! Also, feel free to head over to the Recipes and Horror Cooking Show pages of my website for more awesome horror themed recipes!
Looking for more horror inspired Easter recipes to pair with these peanut butter filled Critters Easter eggs? Get the recipe for my Boozy Zombie Bunny Marshmallows in the March/April 2018 issue of Rue Morgue Magazine!
Peanut Butter Critters Eggs
What You Need:
- 1 Cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 Cup salted butter, melted
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 Cups powdered sugar
- White chocolate
- Dark chocolate
- Red candy melts
- Green candy melts
- Egg-shaped candy mold
- Small brush
What To Do:
For the Peanut Butter Filling:
In the bowl of stand mixer, mix together the peanut butter, melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until completely smooth.
Then gradually add in the powdered sugar; add only enough until you achieve the consistency of a soft cookie dough. If the mixture seems too dry, you can add in 1-2 tablespoons of milk to smooth it out.
For the Chocolate Egg Shells
Next, we’ll prepare our chocolate egg shells. Melt your dark chocolate and red candy melts. Using a small brush, add spots of dark chocolate to the inside of the mold, leaving the middle of the spot uncovering. Once hardened, fill in the center of the spots with red candy melts.
In a separate bowl, melt the white chocolate, adding in a few green candy melts to get a light green color. Coat the insides of the molds with the green white chocolate mixture, and allow to harden in the icebox for about 5 minutes.
Once the chocolate shells have hardened, carefully fill the insides with the peanut butter filling, leaving about 1/8 of an inch from the top.
Then top with the rest of your green white chocolate mixture. Allow to chill in the icebox until firm, about 5-10 minutes.
Then unmold, and enjoy!
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