By Jess Clevenger – As a foodie, my favorite way to welcome a new season is, of course, through food and what better way to welcome spring than through making homemade peanut butter eggs!
I turned to the National Apple Harvest cookbook – a collection of trusted recipes from Adams County locals – and found a recipe for the most amazing peanut butter eggs. They are surprisingly easy to make and their taste is undeniably good. Creamy peanut butter is combined with butter and powdered sugar, mixed until fluffy, shaped into eggs and then frozen. Once frozen, you dip the eggs into smooth, decadent chocolate and then (impatiently) wait for the eggs to cool and harden. One bite through the hard chocolate shell and into the soft, decadent peanut butter filling and you will be sold.
In Adams County, peanut butter eggs are a sure sign that spring is here. To get your hands on handmade or locally made peanut butter eggs in Adams County this spring, stop by Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm and Market during the month of March, Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium or Chez Cheri Cafe.
Peanut Butter Eggs
From the National Apple Harvest Festival Cookbook
1/2 stick butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon cream
1 pound confectioner’s sugar
Cream butter, peanut butter and cream on high speed until fluffy. Blend in sifted confectioner’s sugar until mixture is thick enough to handle and shape into eggs. Freeze at least one hour or overnight. Coat while frozen, using milk chocolate coating candy as package directs, or use one 12 ounce package milk chocolate chips melted with one tablespoon solid vegetable shortening.
About the Author
As an Adams County transplant, Jess is continually exploring the area; slowly but surely becoming a local. When not working at Destination Gettysburg, you can find Jess spending time with her family, hiking, cooking and taking care of her Aspers, Pa. home.