Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

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Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Do you ever go overboard and then regret it? Of course you do. We all do. It’s part of being human. And unfortunately, a necessary side effect of eating Chinese takeout. Yesterday, Kenny happened to be near my favorite Chinese restaurant, so we got takeout. That’s pretty rare, since I cook my family dinner almost every night. I got way too excited and ordered much more food than I could actually eat without feeling totally sick in the morning. And sure enough, I think I went one or two pieces of sesame chicken too far. Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs Oh, well. Every time I overdo it, I just eat cleaner the next day and it all balances out somehow. It’s totally worth the sesame chicken. Sesame chicken is one of life’s great pleasures. As is sushi. As are Reese’s peanut butter eggs. Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs Yep, that’s my all-time favorite candy choice, and this time of year, PB eggs are everywhere! Still, that didn’t stop me from trying to make my own. And the only thing I did differently was add sea salt to the top. Believe me, it’s an adjustment that’s well worth your time.Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs As though Reese’s eggs weren’t addictive enough, these are even more irresistible. I gave them to Kenny because they happen to be gluten-free and he doesn’t get a ton of good GF sweets in his life. And then I was a terrible wife and ate half of them. It was impossible not to. So I’m kind of not sorry. After all, they’re easy enough to make again. And sometimes a girl just has to overindulge. Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs This recipe is no-bake, no fuss. The hardest part is probably the dipping, but don’t be a perfectionist about that. As long as you wind up with an egg-shaped, chocolate and salt-covered confection, nothing else really matters. Sometimes we all go overboard, and that’s cool. Just make sure you’re doing it with your favorite foods! And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some leftover sesame chicken in the fridge just calling my name!


Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs


1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
8 oz. (1/2 jar) peanut butter
1 and 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package chocolate candy melts
coarse sea salt or fleur de sel, for sprinkling


  1. On the stovetop, melt the butter over low heat in a medium saucepan. Add the brown sugar, peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir until the mixture is combined and smooth.
  2. Put the saucepan in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to get a little thicker. Form egg shapes with your hands with about two tablespoons of the peanut butter mixture. Place the eggs on a waxed paper-covered plate.
  3. Freeze for 15 minutes. Don't leave the eggs in the freezer for too long or they'll stick to the waxed paper and not come off.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  5. Melt the chocolate according to package directions.
  6. Working carefully, dip each egg into the melted chocolate, lifting it with a fork to let the excess chocolate drip through the tines. With a toothpick, slide the egg gently onto the lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  7. Repeat the process until all the eggs are dipped. Allow the chocolate to harden.
  8. Store in the refrigerator so the eggs don't melt. They won't last long!


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    Mir – I’m right with you on indulging. This weekend I had a big bowl of ice cream from a local creamy as well as goat cheese with wine. My slightly lactose-intolerant self is not too happy this morning. My meal plan for the day is plain and boring, but will help me feel better in a day or so. I love these eggs. The salt on top compliments the already amazing flavors of the peanut butter egg!
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    1. Mir

      Well, every now and then you pay the price with a boring food day after indulging, but it’s totally worth it! That ice cream sounds like a good decision to me!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    These peanut butter eggs look amazing, Mir! I’m seriously craving these for breakfast right now. I’ve always wanted to make my own, so I’m excited to see that you did! I love the looks of these. So great for peanut butter addicts like myself!
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    1. Mir

      They’re easy to do, Gayle! And they do make a great breakfast. 🙂

  3. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    These look incredible. What’s not to like about salted chocolate and peanut butter. I am totally making these for Easter.
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    1. Mir

      Let me know if you make them, Dannii! I think they’re perfect for the holiday.

  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I can’t even buy PB eggs. No joke, I’ll eat a whole package. Although I’ve seen them online so much lately I’m DYING FOR SOME. And you made them salted. LOVE IT!!
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    1. Mir

      I buy them, but I totally shouldn’t. They’re beyond danger. But I can’t help myself. Thanks, Dorothy!

  5. Jen @ Baked by an Introvert

    I just picked up a couple single eggs the other day at the store. Your salted version sounds way better though. I wish I had one right now!
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    1. Mir

      Picking up the singles is much smarter than making a whole batch, trust me. The salted ones are DEADLY, Jen!

  6. Dina

    Just gotta say there’s been a huge improvement in your photography, love the colors! And your writing is the funniest out there. Loving your blog more and more. Keep it up!

    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Dina! I want you to know that your words mean a lot to me. I’ve been working hard to improve my pics, and I’m so flattered that you like my writing. You’ve just made my day!

  7. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel

    now these are the ultimate treat. its like the upgraded easter version of a peanut butter cup!
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    1. Mir

      That’s exactly what it is, Kelsey! Not that PB cups need upgrading, but sometimes I can’t help myself.

  8. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    I go overboard all the time, and I totally do the “eat clean tomorrow” thing 🙂 Love these eggs! The salt on top is just calling to me.
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    1. Mir

      The salt on top was super addictive. I was a little afraid of it. 🙂 But yep, we can always do better tomorrow! And enjoy the good stuff today.

  9. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Love the salted tops on these Mir! That’s such a great idea! Peanut butter eggs are the best, I love them, and can easily go overboard on them!
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    1. Mir

      I always go overboard with these, but I don’t mind. Some food is worth it!

  10. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze

    I always over indulged in Chinese take out. I think its a unwritten rule. 😉 These PB eggs are so stinking cute and look delicious!! I would so go overboard with these too!
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    1. Mir

      It’s totally an unwritten rule, Cyndi. Thanks for saying they’re cute! I tried. 😉

  11. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Did you really form these egg shapes with your hands?! These look perfect!!!! yeah, I always go overboard when I eat Chinese food. . so good!!!! and I also love Reeses peanut butter eggs. . LOVE this and love the sea salt on top!!!
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    1. Mir

      I really did, Alice. They were clean, though! 🙂 I’m glad you love them. They’re seriously my favorite treat ever. Not even exaggerating here!

  12. mira

    Wow Mir, these look awesome! Love that there is peanut butter in them! Pinned to hopefully make them soon!
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    1. Mir

      They’re FULL of PB, Mira! Hope they turn out for you. Thanks for the pin!

  13. Lisa @ Wine & Glue

    I did the exact same thing with Thai food recently! I normally only eat like a third of the order I get and save the rest for the next two meals, and this time I ate all of it!! EEEEP!! These look absolutely amazing. I’m sure that the same thing that happened to my Thai food would happen if I made these eggs!
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    1. Mir

      I cannot stop when it comes to Thai food. Way too good! There are just some foods that I realize ahead of time I cannot stop with. But I’m cool with that problem. Thanks, Lisa!

  14. Manali @ CookWithManali

    I love these, in fact I was thinking to make something similar, you beat me to it Mir! haha.. you shaped the eggs perfectly, well done on that!
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    1. Mir

      Oops, sorry, Manali! It’s that whole food-bloggers-think-alike thing. You should still make yours!

  15. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    I feel like lately I have been over indulging a little too much on food…time to eat cleaner for a while. Summer is coming all too quickly!! Although you just put salted pb eggs in front of me…I am seriously drooling over these!!! Yum!!!!
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    1. Mir

      It’s hard to eat clean right now. Maybe after all the PB eggs are out of stores?

  16. Annie @ ciaochowbambina

    I have made a decision. I will happily go overboard with these little beauties! Done.
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    1. Mir

      I already beat you to it, Annie!

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