2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. peanut butter
5 TBS. butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. chocolate chips
To a large bowl, add the powdered sugar, peanut butter, softened butter, and vanilla. I used a food processor, because powdered sugar tends to fly everywhere when I use it. Maybe that's just me.
Mix until it turns into a dough. It will be slightly crumbly, but should easily come together when you press it in your hand. If it's too crumbly, just add a little bit more butter.
Now it's the fun part, you get to make them into shapes. I had a bunny silicone mold, so I just pressed the dough into them. If you don't have any molds, you could just press it into a square pan and then cut them into bars. The dough is firm enough that you can actually shape it into anything you want, like the traditional eggs. Put the molds/pan/shapes into the freezer for 30 minutes.
When the peanut butter treats are almost set, melt the chocolate chips (I used a chocolate bar). I don't have a double broiler, or a glass bowl that fits over a saucepan. I set a strainer over a small saucepan, and then set my glass measuring cup in that. It's called improvising and it worked just fine! :)
When the chocolate is melted, remove it from the heat. Let it cool down for a few minutes. Wisk it every so often so it doesn't harden up.
Remove the shapes from the freezer. They should just pop right out of the molds.
Use a fork to dip each treat into the chocolate, and then let the excess drip off.
When all the treats are covered, set them back in the freezer. Then take them out and eat them!
Make these for Easter or any time of the year!