Old-fashioned Peanut Rolled Eggs #SundaySupper

peanut rolled eggs and bunny

This week our Sunday Supper team is focusing on Easter and Passover meal traditions. I want to share some of my Easter traditions with you. A special thanks to Carla from Chocolate Moosey for hosting this cool event!

Easter Traditions

Easter morning in the 1960’s had me up before the crack of dawn to see what the bunny brought. A basket or two of sweetness; jelly beans, peeps and Robin’s eggs (the malted milk variety), hard boiled decorated real eggs, a chocolate bunny and homemade peanut rolled eggs.
Off on an egg hunt around the house. Find one behind the sofa, another peeping out of a flowerpot or maybe that’s one in my shoe? When I found all the eggs and they were safely back in the carton in the fridge I’d get a reward. My ration of candy before putting on my Easter dress and heading for church.

Easter collage

When I started my own family, Easter traditions included a chocolate bunny cake with coconut “fur”. Oh yeah and peanut rolled eggs.
Then my grandkids came along and we took the Bunny Train to the depot for Easter egg hunts When we got home, we’d have ham with all the fixings and of course, peanut rolled eggs.
Do you sense a pattern here?

If you would like try some peanut rolled eggs for yourself here’s the recipe. Maybe it will a part of your Easter celebrations down the road.
peanut rolled egg close up

Old-fashioned Peanut Rolled Eggs

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 10-ounce bag dark chocolate candy melts
  • 2 cups chopped peanuts (I used the sea salt ones)

Method
Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave, stirring until smooth. Spread crushed peanuts on a plate.
While chocolate melts, whisk together milk, butter and vanilla.
Gradually stir in 2 1/2 cups of the powdered sugar. Coat your hands with powdered sugar and knead dough until it reaches the desired consistency. Your dough should be firm by not crumbly. Add more sugar if needed. Dough will be sticky. Form dough into a log and dust with powdered sugar then roll up in parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least an hour until firm enough to handle.
When dough is set, cut off pieces into desired size. Remember that your finished candy will be a bit larger with the candy coating and added peanuts.
Form the piece of dough into an egg shape. You can use the space between your index finger and thumb as a guide.
Dip the candy into the melted chocolate to coat on all sides. Tap off excess. Lay coated candy in peanuts and roll around to coat. Let set a minute or until chocolate starts to set up. Reshape as needed. Chill until fully set. Enjoy!

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Old-fashioned Peanut Rolled Eggs #SundaySupper
 
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Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 10-ounce bag dark chocolate candy melts
  • 2 cups chopped peanuts (I used the sea salt ones)
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave, stirring until smooth. Spread crushed peanuts on a plate.
  2. While chocolate melts, whisk together milk, butter and vanilla.
  3. Gradually stir in 2½ cups of the powdered sugar. Coat your hands with powdered sugar and knead dough until it reaches the desired consistency. Your dough should be firm by not crumbly. Add more sugar if needed. Dough will be sticky. Form dough into a log and dust with powdered sugar then roll up in parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least an hour until firm enough to handle.
  4. When dough is set, cut off pieces into desired size. Remember that your finished candy will be a bit larger with the candy coating and added peanuts.
  5. Form the piece of dough into an egg shape. You can use the space between your index finger and thumb as a guide.
  6. Dip the candy into the melted chocolate to coat on all sides. Tap off excess. Lay coated candy in peanuts and roll around to coat. Let set a minute or until chocolate starts to set up. Reshape as needed. Chill until fully set. Enjoy!

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48 Responses to Old-fashioned Peanut Rolled Eggs #SundaySupper

  1. Renee says:

    I love the photos! Thanks for sharing your Easter story and traditions. Nice candy eggs too.
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  2. Your childhood photos are sooo sweet, Cindy. Thank you for sharing the pictures plus your family traditions of Peanut Rolled Eggs. Bet it’s a fun project with kids, too =)

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  6. Traditions make the best memories. These are the cutest eggs Cindy! And so yummy!
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  7. Carla says:

    When I first saw the name, I wasnt sure what you meant by peanut rolled eggs, but now that I see them, I grew up with them! My parents would love them if I made them. Not sure what my plans are, but I’m going to try to make these during Easter weekend.
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  8. I love your traditions and story! The Peanut Rolled Eggs look delicious!

  9. Oh my I have never seen peanut rolled eggs before. That sounds super exciting and it comes I have 3 kgs of peanuts lying around. Of course I am an egg fan too so I am looking forward to try your recipe later in this week. Cheers! =)

  10. I love that you shared some of your Easter memories with us! Pinned these beauties!
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  11. Aw I loved seeing all those pictures!

    I’ve never had peanut rolled eggs but they look delicious!

  12. Yum! These look so festive and fun.
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  13. This peanut-rolled treat has my mouth watering! I also love the family pictures. Thanks for sharing!

    Alaiyo
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  15. Sarah says:

    oooh these sound amazing!
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  18. What a great post, I love the pictures. These candies sound wonderful too!
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  19. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    What a great recipe!!! And love your Easter stories… plus the photos. Too cute that we both have a pic up this week with our bunnies. Happy Easter!!! 😉

  20. Katy says:

    Great idea, they are cute eggs!
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  22. Bea says:

    I love that you share all of your beautiful Easter memories. They are precious!!! Oh, and peanut rolled eggs? I would like a couple of those right now :)
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  23. Liz says:

    Mmmmmm…..these could easily become a tradition around here, too! Yummy eggs!
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  24. I love that you shared this story and pictures with us! It is so funny how our traditions evolve in so many ways… but some things will always stay the same. I am already in love with the Peanut Rolled Candy Eggs and I haven’t even tried them yet!

  25. Yummy…these look fabulous, and I bet taste fabulous too! Thanks for sharing! I’ve never seen anything like these before!
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  26. Katie says:

    These treats sound like melt in your mouth, crunchy goodness!!!! So delish.

  27. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing your Easter traditions!
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  31. I love your recipe! And all the traditions as well… especially those sweet photos!
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  34. G’day! What a cute, great recipe Cindy that make me smile today!
    Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  39. Carol Chonski says:

    i don’t know if it’s a regional recipe, but I’m from Pennsylvanis and the only time you can get these is during the Easter season. I had a recipe to make them but lost it more than 20 years ago. I have been searching since then and am so happy I took a chance on Pinterest (the only place I didn’t search…I don’t know why) to look for the recipe. Thank you so much for posting this. The holiday will now be complete. Am halfway out the door headed to the grocery store. Have a happy holiday!

  40. Kim says:

    I made this but for some reason i couldn’t get the “dough” right it was soupy the more poweder sugar I added made it worse is it missing an ingredient? I was under the impression it had actual cream cheese in it??? i got frustrated and threw it away it melted in the chocolate and wouldn’t form and fell apart . Please help!!!! I kept it in the fridge for 3 hours because it would not keep its form.

    • Hi Kim. I’m not sure what happened here. There isn’t any cream cheese in the recipe. Did you use regular milk or evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk that is listed in the recipe? That would make it more like icing. The butter also is listed as softened, it shouldn’t be melted. The dough will sticky and powdering your hands and then rolling the dough in a bit of powdered sugar should work.

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