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Easter Eggs are often decorated to help children and adults alike celebrate Easter. The tradition is to dye or paint chicken eggs, so that they can be used to decorate around the house, decorate Easter baskets which are gifted to children, or most commonly, Easter eggs are hidden for children to find on Easter day.

Today, you'll find chocolate and other candy eggs included in Easter baskets that are traditionally left by the Easter bunny on Easter morning. There are several variations on this tradition, so check out some of our favorite ways to make both decorative and delicious Easter egg treats!

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By á-2825

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (13 Votes)
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Servings 16
Preparation time 35
Cooking time 40

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Confectioners' sugar icing, optional

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Get the kids involved in making these chocolate and peanut buttery treats, well worth the sticky fingers! Perfect

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Make natural dyed eggs with these great ideas of items you probably already have in your pantry

  • 12 eggs
  • Water
  • White or cider vinegar
  • DYEING MATERIALS: Use these natural ingredients for various dye colors
  • Purple: grape juice, red wine
  • Blue: canned blueberries (with juice), red cabbage leaves
  • Green: grass cuttings, spinach leaves
  • Yellow: carrot tops, ground cumin or turmeric, orange or lemon peels
  • Orange: carrots, chili powder, paprika, yellow onion skins
  • pink: canned beets (with juice), cranberry juice, raspberries
  • Red: canned cherries (with juice), pomegranate juice, red onion skins
4.4/5 (14 Votes)

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Make a sugary (and edible!) table setting with Easter eggs featuring windows of tiny icing animals and candy blosso...

  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • Red, green, or blue liquid food coloring
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Royal Icing
  • Decorations: icing Easter animals, tiny candy blossoms
4.2/5 (5 Votes)

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Fun surprise with these Marshmallow Treat Easter Eggs filled with a chocolate easter egg! Sprinkle with a variety o...

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (10-ounce) package mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Assorted sprinkles
  • Small chocolate easter eggs
  • Plastic easter eggs
4.5/5 (203 Votes)

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Marbled Easter Egg Truffles are as pretty as they are delicious

  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon desired flavoring (such as vanilla, almond, lemon, or mint extract)
  • Powdered sugar
  • 1 pound vanilla-flavor candy coating
  • Assorted colors candy coating disks or wafers, about 2 ounces each
4.5/5 (183 Votes)

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You won't be able to get enough of these peanut butter Easter eggs! Butter, sugar, graham cracker crumbs, & peanut ...

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups HERSHEY®’S SPECIAL DARK® Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Pastel sprinkles
4.5/5 (52 Votes)

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Easy to make homemade chocolate covered Easter eggs

  • 1 stick margarine or butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 scoops peanut butter
  • 1 pound chocolate almond bark
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Gribiche or Hard-Boiled Egg Dressing is the best way to use up any of your leftover Easter eggs or anytime you have...

  • 6 cornichons, chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped drained capers
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Colorful and festive, these Italian Easter Egg Cookies can be made for any holiday

  • COLORED GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 3/4 cup flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk
  • Food coloring
  • Candy rainbow sprinkles, colored or chocolate, we use both
4.6/5 (29 Votes)

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Chocolate and peanut butter are a natural flavor combination that shines in this festive recipe for Chocolate-Peanu...

  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces chocolate chips, melted, about 1/2 cup
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound chocolate candy coating
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips (to decorate, optional)
4.8/5 (8 Votes)

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There's always room for Jell-O!! Jiggler gelatin is molded in egg molds, refrigerated until set, sliced in half len...

  • CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
  • 4 (3-ounce) package of Jell-O gelatin, bright colors like yellow, bright blue, orange, green, and red recommended
  • 3/4 cup of boiling water for each 3-ounce package of Jell-O
  • egg molds
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Cool Whip, thawed
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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These krispy Easter eggs are easy to make and are festive for an Easter treat or dessert

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (10-ounce) package mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Assorted sprinkles
  • Small chocolate Easter eggs
  • Plastic Easter eggs
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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This is a fun, creative twist to deviled eggs that you can have your kids make

  • 3 packages Jell-O, in different colors
  • Whipped cream
4.5/5 (19 Votes)

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Quick, easy and no fail way to make hard boiled eggs in the oven! These are the perfect start to dying your own Eas

  • 24 eggs
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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Deliciously creamy and chocolatey Easter eggs are made with cashew cream for the vegans in your life

  • CHOCOLATE:
  • 1 cup melted cacao butter
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • Pinch Pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • VANILLA CREAM:
  • 1 1/2 cup cashew nuts
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • Pinch Pink Himalayan salt
4.3/5 (8 Votes)

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