Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs are my husband’s hands-down favorite Easter treat and he looks forward to them every year. As a Fort Collins Nutritionist I just can’t bring myself to make his favorite treat the way his grandmother did with half a pound of butter, sugar, and peanut butter. So. . . this year I set out to make the treats he remembers so fondly with a healthy spin– and he whole-heartedly approves of these tasty Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs! Its a quick and easy recipe that also happens to be gluten free, vegan, and really yummy. Give them a try!

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter EggsIngredients

Prep time: 25 minutes total

Yield: 12 Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Ingredients:

Filling

1/2 cup organic peanut butter (or other nut butter)Peanut Butter Filling

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

pinch sea salt

Chocolate coatingPeanut Butter Egg Filling

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

1 teaspoon coconut oil

Directions:

1. Combine the filling ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well.

2. Scoop a teaspoon of dough at a time into hands and shape into eggs. Place Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggspeanut butter filling eggs onto parchment paper and freeze for about 10 minutes.

3. While filling is freezing, slowly heat chocolate chips and coconut oil until melted. Remove filling from freezer and drop each egg into chocolate, remove with a fork, and place back on parchment paper. Freeze for another 10 minutes to allow chocolate to set before serving.

4. Store remaining Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!Chocolate Peanut Butter Egg

Note: This recipe also works great with sunflower butter and almond butter, so use whichever nut butter you like best!

5 Responses to Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

  1. jenniferholmeswnv says:

    I am going to give these a try for family brunch tomorrow. Thanks.

  2. Connecticut says:

    This posting is marvelous.

  3. Kathy Lee says:

    Didn’t know that about my brother…they are my absolute favorite too!

  4. Lyla White says:

    I just made these for Easter. They are so yummy! Thanks! It’s the only chocolate we are having this year.

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