Healthy Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs
Healthy Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs - Healthier version of the classic Reese’s peanut butter eggs sans refined sugar. Dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan!
Growing up as a kid, Reese’s peanut butter eggs were always included in the Easter basket. Of course, there would also be a typical stuffed bunny or chick, a book or cute Easter pencils, and other candy (lots of it!) but the Reese’s eggs were my favorite
I guess this recipe stems from nostalgia. As adults, we aren’t getting Easter baskets anymore. Instead, we may be the one putting them together! The good news is that I don’t have to wait around like I did as a child because I can now make them at home!
What makes this situation better is that the recipe is made with only 5 ingredients. These healthy Reese’s peanut butter eggs are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan with no refined sugars!
I started recipe testing these back in February for an Easter post, but what I found is that these can be made any time of the year. You can definitely shape these into eggs for the Easter or simply make them into balls. Whatever you end up doing, you will soon find that these are super addicting!
I like to store the peanut butter eggs in the freezer for those random sweet tooth moments, but if you are eating them that week, then the fridge is fine too!
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Makes 8-9 eggs.
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup coconut flour
2 Tbsp maple syrup
½ cup dark chocolate
1 Tsp coconut oil
In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, coconut flour, and maple syrup. The mixture should be firm and tacky. If the mixture is runny, slowly add more coconut flour.
Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Form the egg shape by rolling a ball and then placing the ball onto a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press down onto ball until flat, then shape the top part where it makes a point.
Transfer tray to the freezer for 10 minutes.
While the eggs are setting in the freezer, combine chocolate and coconut oil into a small bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and melt chocolate in 30 second increments until smooth and melted.
Take the tray out of the freezer and use a fork to dip each egg into melted chocolate. Make sure the egg is fully coated. Transfer back to parchment lined baking sheet and top with coarse sea salt if desired.
Immediately place baking sheet back into the freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Store in freezer for long term or fridge if eating immediately to one week.
You can use honey instead of maple syrup if not vegan.
Feel free to try other types of nut/seeds butter for this recipe! Just make sure you slowly add in the coconut flour so that the mixture isn’t too runny or too dry.
If dairy isn’t an issue for you, you can sub out the dark chocolate for milk chocolate. I made these using milk chocolate for my husband and he says that it taste closer to Reese’s eggs.