Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs are a healthier version of the seasonal classic, Reese’s Eggs. They’re quick and easy to make, and will become your new go-to treat for Easter!

A cut open chocolate peanut butter egg.

Growing up, Reese’s eggs were one of my favourite treats around Easter. There’s just something about the combination of chocolate and peanut butter that is impossible to resist ! Seriously, what’s not to love? Although my love for this classic combo hasn’t changed, I tend to steer clear of packaged candies. Yes, I believe everything in moderation, however after changing my diet and eating less processed foods, homemade treats typically appeal to me a lot more these days!

These healthier peanut butter eggs are made using natural ingredients and taste just as delicious, if not better, than the classic candy. They come together in 30 minutes and requires nothing more than a bit of mixing, melting and freezing. 

Chocolate peanut butter eggs drizzled with extra melted chocolate.

Peanut butter eggs ingredients

  • peanut butter – use a creamy, all natural peanut butter for this. Feel free to use almond, cashew, or sunflower seed butter if needed. It may alter the taste a bit, but will still be delicious!
  • coconut flour – this helps the mixture come together and gives it more structure. You can also try using almond flour, however you will likely need to increase the measurement, since it doesn’t absorb as much moisture as coconut flour.
  • collagen peptides – for a little protein boost. You could definitely omit this if you’d like, you may just need to add a little more coconut flour instead. 
  • maple syrup – a delicious alternative to refined sugar.
  • dark chocolate – feel free to use dark chocolate chips or your favourite chocolate bar. The better quality the chocolate is, the better your eggs will taste! I typically go with chocolate that is 80% or higher, since I like a slightly less sweet flavour, but feel free to use 70% and up.
  • coconut oil – this helps to smooth out the chocolate when it’s melted.
  • vanilla extract – you can never go wrong with adding a hint of vanilla!
  • sea salt – don’t skip this! It really compliments the flavour of dark chocolate and helps to elevate the eggs. You could also try finishing the eggs with some flakey sea salt if you love the whole sweet and salty thing. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Recipe by Emily MaudeCourse: Dessert
Servings

16

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs are a healthier version of the seasonal classic, Reese's Eggs. They're quick and easy to make, and will become your new go-to treat for Easter!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter (no sugar-added)

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 

  • 3 tbsp coconut flour 

  • 2 tbsp collagen peptides

  • 1 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions

  • In a bowl, stir together peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla and sea salt. Add the coconut flour and collagen peptides and stir to combine. If the dough seems too dry, add a splash of almond milk or more peanut butter. If it’s too wet, add a bit more coconut flour (you should be able to easily shape the dough).
  • Roll ~1 tbsp of dough into a ball and then shape into an egg shape (makes 16-17 eggs).
  • Place eggs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for 15 minutes.
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler or microwave. Remove the eggs from the freezer and use a fork to dip each egg into the chocolate. Return to the baking sheet and drizzle with additional chocolate if desired. Return to the freezer for 15 minutes to set. Store in the fridge until ready to eat!

Notes

  • If you have leftover melted chocolate, pour it into a dish lined with parchment paper. Add a few toppings like nuts, seeds, goji berries, coconut or coarse sea salt. Place in the fridge to set before breaking into pieces

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