Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
- 1 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup regular or butter flavor shortening sticks divided
- 3 cups Powdered sugar
- 1 (12 oz.) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 28 lollipop sticks
- Decorator sprinkles
- Sweetened coconut flakes toasted
- Step 1
LINE baking sheet with wax paper. Beat peanut butter, 1/4 cup shortening and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium low speed until mixture comes together. Form heaping tablespoonfuls of mixture into egg shape. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture. Freeze 1 hour.
- Step 2
MICROWAVE chocolate and remaining shortening in microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave an addtional 30 seconds or until melted and smooth when stirred. Dip one end of lollipop stick into chocolate mixture. Insert stick into bottom center of each egg. Repeat with remaining eggs.
- Step 3
DIP each egg into chocolate to coat completely. Return to prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle immediately with decorator sprinkles or coconut, if desired. Chill 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store in air tight container in refrigerator.