Cookie Friday: Homemade Reese’s PB Eggs

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Homemade Reese’s PB Eggs (via Brown Eyed Baker)

Makes 15 Eggs

Ingredients:

1 cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup light brown sugar
1¼ cups powdered sugar
2 cups milk chocolate chips (or 12 ounces milk chocolate, chopped)
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan, combine the peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar over medium heat. Heat until completely melted and starting to bubble a little, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Add the powdered sugar a ¼ cup at a time, stirring until completely combined with the peanut butter mixture after each addition. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.

3. Using a medium cookie scoop or a heaping tablespoon, scoop out peanut butter mixture and shape into eggs. I found it easiest to roll the scoop into a ball, and then roll it into a short cylinder. I placed it on the baking sheet, and then used my fingers to shape the ends into an egg-like oval. Refrigerate to allow the peanut butter eggs to set, about 30 minutes.

4. Once the peanut butter eggs are set, melt the chocolate chips and shortening together in the microwave on 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until completely melted. One at a time, dip a peanut butter egg into the chocolate and, using a fork, flip it over so it is completely covered. Remove it from the bowl, letting any excess chocolate drip off. Return it to the baking sheet, and repeat with all of the peanut butter eggs. Sprinkle with decorations, if desired. Return the chocolate-covered peanut butter eggs to the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set, about 30 minutes. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Crazy RICH! Crazy good. And an excellent excuse to buy pastel sprinkles.

Kev Kev got off work early on a Friday afternoon so we decided to bypass the gym (even though dead Fridays are my fave!) and hit up a new-to-us park in Denver. Yeah, we’d never been to Wash Park!! I loved it immediately. It’s kind of my ideal park. Green. But not TOO outdoorsy. Like I wasn’t imagining that I was going to run into a rattlesnake or a coyote!

We took Boykin on a little loop. We all were very overdressed. It was super windy in our hood which made it a little chilly. The park must have been more sheltered, and the sun was popping out. We all got a little overheated. I thought we were going to have to carry Boyd back to the car!

We ran about 4 miles in total before getting to our WOD. We chose something simple since we were at the park.

10 Rounds for Time:

  • Run 100 Meters
  • 10 burpees

Once again, it was a LOT harder than it sounded!

I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t push myself overly hard on this one.. I was a bit sore from the last two days and already overheated. I expect to smash our time of 23:27 next time. I think I could probably get it well under 20 in better circumstances.

Note to self: Burpees collect leaves!!

Kevin tried to train me to throw them out the window instead of on floor in the car. I kept forgetting. :)

It was a great day for kite flying!! Too bad I couldn’t get one to fit into Kevin’s Easter bin. Or he’d be getting one.

Kevin and I chose to observe Good Friday quietly at home (although Boyd did choose that time to whip around one of his chew toys) by reading the passages from the Scriptural Way of the Cross at home and listening to some meditative music. I found it interesting to read that some Protestants object to the focusing on the stations of the cross because it does not include the resurrection at the end. It makes sense to me to conclude with the cross on Good Friday as we look forward to celebrating the resurrection on Sunday! Here’s a chart of the Harmony of Various 14 Stations of the Cross Versions if you’re curious. I’d highly recommend spending some time reading through one of them sometime this weekend.

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend. And no, several of you asked me, but I didn’t actually get that beautiful orange Kitchen-Aid. It’s really okay, I need a bigger one anyways. ;)

 

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7 thoughts on “Cookie Friday: Homemade Reese’s PB Eggs

  1. Those eggs sound delicious! I prefer homemade treats like that.. the storebought ones always taste so fake..

    That sounds like an awesome workout! I agree, it does sound easy but I bet its a lot harder than it sounds!

    Have a nice weekend!!

  2. That workout sounds super tough! I’m impressed by you guys. Plus, it’s awesome that you and your husband enjoy working out together. I bet the experience will make you stronger in so many ways!

  3. That reese’s recipe looks easy. I’ll be saving it for next year. It’s not suppose to be as windy today-I hope. I am headed down to the Front Range for Easter and hoping to run in less wind than I did here yesterday in Wyoming.

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