Homemade Reese’s Eggs

Craving a sweet treat that combines the classic flavors of peanut butter and chocolate? Look no further than these Homemade Reese’s Eggs. Perfect for any occasion, these delightful snacks are easy to make and taste just like the store-bought version, but even better! Let’s get started with this simple and delicious recipe.


For the Peanut Butter Filling:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

For the Chocolate Coating:

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening


Prepare the Peanut Butter Filling:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the creamy peanut butter, softened butter, and vanilla extract.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing until well combined. The mixture should be firm but still easy to mold.

Shape the Peanut Butter Eggs:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Scoop out portions of the peanut butter mixture and shape them into egg-like forms. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer and let the peanut butter eggs chill for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare the Chocolate Coating:

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the milk chocolate chips and vegetable shortening together in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until smooth.

Coat the Peanut Butter Eggs:

  1. Using a fork, dip each frozen peanut butter egg into the melted chocolate, ensuring it’s fully coated.
  2. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off before placing the coated eggs back on the parchment-lined baking sheet.

Chill and Set:

  1. Return the baking sheet to the freezer to let the chocolate coating set. This will take approximately 15-20 minutes.

Serve and Enjoy:

  1. Once the chocolate is fully set, your homemade Reese’s Eggs are ready to be enjoyed.
  2. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


  • Creative Decoration: Get creative by drizzling melted white chocolate over the dark chocolate coating for added decoration.
  • Flavor Variations: Experiment with different nut butters, such as almond or cashew, for unique flavor variations.

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Tips

  1. Best Served Chilled: Homemade Reese’s Eggs are best enjoyed chilled. This ensures the chocolate coating is firm and provides a nice contrast to the creamy peanut butter filling.
  2. Presentation: Arrange the Reese’s Eggs on a decorative plate or in a candy dish for an appealing presentation. You can also place them in paper cupcake liners for a polished look.
  3. Seasonal Decoration: For special occasions or holidays, decorate the eggs with themed sprinkles or edible glitter before the chocolate sets.
  4. Serving Size: These treats are rich and indulgent, so consider serving them as part of a dessert platter with fresh fruit or other light snacks.
  5. Pairings: Serve with a cold glass of milk, a hot cup of coffee, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful dessert experience.

Storage Tips

  1. Refrigeration: Store homemade Reese’s Eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to two weeks.
  2. Freezing: For longer storage, place the Reese’s Eggs in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.
  3. Preventing Sticking: To prevent the eggs from sticking together, place parchment paper or wax paper between layers when storing them in a container.
  4. Thawing Frozen Eggs: When you’re ready to enjoy the frozen Reese’s Eggs, transfer them to the refrigerator to thaw overnight. Avoid thawing at room temperature to prevent condensation from affecting the chocolate coating.
  5. Room Temperature: If serving at a party, the Reese’s Eggs can be kept at room temperature for a few hours, but it’s best to return any leftovers to the refrigerator to maintain their quality.
  6. Avoid Heat: Keep the Reese’s Eggs away from direct sunlight or heat sources to prevent the chocolate from melting.

Pro Tips for Gifting

  1. Gift Packaging: Package the Reese’s Eggs in decorative tins, gift boxes, or cellophane bags tied with a ribbon for a thoughtful homemade gift.
  2. Personalized Notes: Include a handwritten note with storage instructions and serving suggestions to add a personal touch to your gift.
  3. Holiday Themes: Customize the shape and decoration of the eggs according to the holiday season (e.g., heart shapes for Valentine’s Day, tree shapes for Christmas).

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure your Homemade Reese’s Eggs remain delicious and presentable, making them perfect for sharing and gifting!


  1. Dark Chocolate Reese’s Eggs: Use dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate for a richer, less sweet flavor.
  2. White Chocolate Reese’s Eggs: Substitute white chocolate chips for a creamy, sweet twist on the classic treat.
  3. Nutella Reese’s Eggs: Replace the peanut butter with Nutella for a hazelnut-chocolate filling.
  4. Almond Butter Reese’s Eggs: Use almond butter instead of peanut butter for a different nutty flavor.
  5. Cashew Butter Reese’s Eggs: Substitute cashew butter for a creamy, mild nutty taste.
  6. Coconut Reese’s Eggs: Add shredded coconut to the peanut butter filling for a tropical flair.
  7. Crunchy Peanut Butter Reese’s Eggs: Use crunchy peanut butter to add a bit of texture to the filling.
  8. Mint Chocolate Reese’s Eggs: Add a few drops of mint extract to the chocolate coating for a refreshing minty flavor.
  9. Spicy Reese’s Eggs: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce to the peanut butter filling for a spicy kick.
  10. Caramel Reese’s Eggs: Add a layer of caramel between the peanut butter filling and the chocolate coating for a gooey surprise.
  11. Cookie Dough Reese’s Eggs: Mix small chunks of edible cookie dough into the peanut butter filling.
  12. Pretzel Reese’s Eggs: Add crushed pretzels to the peanut butter filling for a salty, crunchy texture.
  13. Oreo Reese’s Eggs: Mix crushed Oreo cookies into the peanut butter filling for a cookies-and-cream variation.
  14. Protein-Packed Reese’s Eggs: Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the peanut butter mixture for a post-workout treat.
  15. Peanut Butter and Jelly Reese’s Eggs: Add a small amount of your favorite jelly or jam to the center of the peanut butter filling before coating with chocolate.


  1. Can I use chunky peanut butter instead of creamy? Yes, you can use chunky peanut butter if you prefer a bit of texture in the filling.
  2. What can I use instead of vegetable shortening? Coconut oil or butter can be used as a substitute for vegetable shortening in the chocolate coating.
  3. Can I make these ahead of time? Yes, you can make these Reese’s Eggs ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  4. Can I use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate? Absolutely! Dark chocolate can be used for a richer, less sweet coating.
  5. How can I prevent the chocolate from cracking? Ensure the peanut butter eggs are not too cold when dipping in the chocolate, and avoid drastic temperature changes.
  6. Can I freeze the Reese’s Eggs? Yes, you can freeze them for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
  7. What if my peanut butter mixture is too sticky to shape? Add a little more powdered sugar until the mixture is firm enough to mold.
  8. Can I add mix-ins to the peanut butter filling? Yes, you can add mix-ins like mini chocolate chips, crushed pretzels, or nuts for extra texture and flavor.
  9. How can I make the eggs look more polished? Use a candy mold to shape the peanut butter mixture for a more uniform appearance.
  10. Is it necessary to use parchment paper? Parchment paper helps prevent the eggs from sticking to the baking sheet and makes for easier cleanup, but you can also use wax paper or a silicone baking mat.

These Homemade Reese’s Eggs are a delightful and easy-to-make treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth. With their creamy peanut butter filling and rich chocolate coating, they are sure to be a hit with family and friends. Enjoy making and sharing these delicious treats!