'I've been making these candies since my children were young, and we never tire of the taste,' writes Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario field editor Janis Plourde.

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
40 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
54
Yield:
54 servings
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Ingredients

54
Original recipe yields 54 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in the cereals and peanuts.

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  • When cool enough to handle, drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. From into egg shapes. Refrigerate until firm. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip eggs in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set.

Tips

Reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 20.4g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 43.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2009
I made this with my 4 year old granddaughter Hannah, and they turned out great. A little messy, but that's what made it fun to do with her. There is someone at her preschool that has a nut alergy, so we are going to make another batch and use marshmellows in place of peanut butter and nuts. Making this treat was a great addition to our Nannie and granddaughter sleepover. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2007
these are soooo great and sooo simple to make. This will be a staple in my house for easter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2007
These eggs were definitely quick and easy to make, and extremely rich! I couldn't finish one small egg without a hugh glass of milk. I liked the crunch that the cereals and nuts added but still a little too rich for me. My husband thought they were excellent. I used Bakers brand semi-sweet chocolate in the box and had great results. The eggs covered well and had a nice smooth and glossy look when finished. I only made half a recipe and one eight ounce box was plenty. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2007
Yum, yum, yum!!! Though a little messy, these weren't hard to make, and are delicious! My only change was that I added 4 full c. of chocolate chips and roughly doubled the shortening (we tried it with the stated amount, but it was way to thick). I am taking these to the office in the morning, and I can't wait, because the sample I had was amazing! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
These were yummy and crunchy. Hubby liked better than the plain PB and rice crispy ones. I used Almond bark vs choc chips and it worked well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2010
I think this recipe is "good"; my roommate thinks it is "great". Although the final product is pretty yummy, making these eggs is much harder than the other reviews let on. After heating the peanut butter/brown sugar/cereal mixture, it is incredibly hard to transfer to the wax paper and form into balls. The cereal mixture will start hardening to the pan fairly quickly so you need to transfer it as soon as you can, and once you do its almost easier to chill the tray in the fridge for 10 minutes before forming into eggs (otherwise it's way too sticky). In melting the chocolate, I used butter instead of shortening, but I'd keep the amount of butter and cut the chocolate in half. Even half wasn't needed. The chocolate was thicker than expected so it was difficult to dip the eggs in without creating a huge gob of cholcoate. Overall, the result was nice...but I'm not sure effort was entirely worth it for a "quick" dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2009
These were really fun. We did change things up a little, use a little more of each cereal and drop the nuts. 2nd time, used white chocolate and almond butter for the peanut butter. Kids loved doing them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2011
so darn good! Easy to make - a little time consuming, but well worth it! I had someone ask for their birthday request already - for next March (it's only April). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
Excellent recipe...few additions...i found myself needing more chocolate and nearly used almost 2 bags! and i halfed the recipe. I only used rice krispies instead of nuts and corn flakes. I also used Honey Nut Peanut Butter made by Jif. Flavor is outstanding. I even made a colorful glaze with confectioners sugar and dribbles of water added with pastel dye and laced them over the eggs for an egg-stra Easter touch. Thanks for a good keeper recipe. Read More
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