I'm starting to get really excited about Easter. This will be the first year where my kids will actually hunt for eggs and get excited about their baskets and all the fun. I made these fun cracker "eggs" and thought they turned out so cute. So if you need a fun little snack for their lunch boxes or a special afternoon snack i'm sure these will make everyone happy! These chocolate covered peanut butter easter egg crackers are easy to make and you could have the kids help decorate them for even more fun!
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Easter Egg Crackers
Town House Crackers
White Almond Bark
Milk Chocolate Chips
Assorted Colors Candy Melts
Spread peanut butter on one cracker, lay the pop stick in the center and pretty much the entire length of the cracker. It helps to have the stick all the way along the entire length of the cracker for support when you dip it. Add a little peanut butter to another cracker and place it on top of the one with the stick already in it to make a sandwich. I did this to about 15 before i started dipping. I used white almond bark, melted it in the microwave according to package instructions and then carefully dipped my cracker sandwiches in it. I found it easiest to hold the bowl at an angle so that i could lay the cracker in the melted chocolate. So think of dipping the cracker parallel to the ground or table, instead of dipping up and down. Lay flat to cool on a non-stick baking mat or parchment paper.
To decorate them i bought wilton candy melts at walmart in three colors and melted about 1/4 of the bag, let it cool for a few minutes and then put them in pastry bags to pipe them on. After using a pastry bag now for a while i find it so much easier to decorate and look nice so i always default to pulling out the cake decorating kit and reaching for the disposable plastic pastry bags.
Because i can't resist chocolate and peanut butter i did some chocolate eggs in addition to the white ones. The white looks much more "spring-ie" but i actually liked the look of the chocolate more than i thought i would, and who can resist chocolate and peanut butter with a little bit of saltiness?!
So my first go at this recipe i bought white chocolate chips and tried to melt them like i do with regular chocolate chips and i don't know if there is something wrong with me or not, i need to do some research on this, but the white chocolate like refused to melt. As soon as it would get hot enough to melt it would sieze up and become hard and grainy. I thought i burned it with the microwave so i started over with the stove and it did the same thing. I was so frustrated that i gave up and next time i went to the store i bought almond bark since its always easy to work with. :)
Happy last day of March, can you believe April is basically here?! i'm so ready for more warm weather, and so are my kids! Happy Monday friends :)