Dessert

How to Make Healthy Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

P.S. there’s a bonus PB Protein filling.

By: Lexy Parsons

From milk chocolate bunnies and marshmallow peeps to pastel M&M’s and carrot cake, there’s no shortage of Easter sweets. A personal favorite? Reese’s peanut butter eggs. They’re creamy, decadent, and downright addictive. But therein lies the problem: it’s super easy to overdo the sugar, especially where there are so many tasty options. The good news? It’s totally possible to have basket-worthy treats without the added sugar. And to be perfectly honest, homemade healthy Easter treats taste way better than store-bought ones! Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to involve your kiddos and show them healthy eating can be fun and delicious. And because we’re huge chocolate lovers over here, we’re giving you a step-by-step recipe for healthy peanut butter Easter eggs that will have you hopping around the kitchen in delight.  

These yummy treats are naturally sweetened, free from additives and artificial ingredients, made with wholesome ingredients, and require just six simple steps. We’ve even included a bonus PB-Protein filling!! So, if you want to have your candy and enjoy it too, you’ve come to the right place.

Healthy Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Ingredients:

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour*
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt (if peanut butter is unsalted)

*Note: If your peanut butter is extra runny, you may need extra coconut flour. Follow the recipe and start with 2 tablespoons. If needed, add 1 tbsp at a time until you achieve a cookie dough-like consistency. 

Dark Chocolate Coating

  • 1 chocolate bar of choice (free from refined sugar and dairy, we love Hu Kitchen or Eating Evolved)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions:

Step #1: Gather Your Ingredients 

Gather the ingredients for your peanut butter filling and chocolate coating as well as any baking supplies, such as mixing bowls, parchment paper, and measuring cups.

Step #2: Add Your Peanut Butter Filling Ingredients to a Mixing Bowl

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together peanut butter, vanilla extract, coconut flour, and maple syrup until you achieve a dough-like consistency. If your peanut butter is runny, you may need to add additional coconut flour (see the note above).

Step #3: Form & Freeze The Peanut Butter Eggs

Next, form your peanut butter batter into egg shapes and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once you’ve formed your eggs, place them in the freezer for 15-30 minutes to chill. 

Step #4: Prep Your Chocolate Coating

While the dough is chilling, prepare your chocolate coating by melting chocolate and coconut oil together in the microwave. To prevent the chocolate from burning, stir the chocolate mixture every 30 seconds until completely melted.

Step #5: Coat Your Your Peanut Butter Eggs With Chocolate

Once the dough has chilled, remove your healthy peanut butter Easter eggs from the freezer. Dip each egg in the melted chocolate mixture until completely coated. If desired, sprinkle with sea salt. 

Then, place eggs back in the freezer for 15-30 minutes to harden.

Step #6: Enjoy!

Remove your chocolate-coated chilled eggs from the freezer. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the freezer. 

Bonus Protein PB Filling Recipe

Imagine if you could indulge in creamy, protein-packed peanut butter candy eggs that taste like dessert. Well, your prayers are answered! This alternative filling is free from sugar, packed with plant-based protein and full of satiating savory peanut butter. Grab your favorite vanilla protein powder and whip up this no-bake treat! 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup peanut butter, unsweetened 
  • ¼ cup plant-based vanilla protein (plain or vanilla pea protein is best) 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt (if peanut butter is unsalted)
  • Optional: ½ -1 tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

Step #1: Combine peanut butter, vanilla, and protein powder until a dough-like consistency is formed

Step #2: Follow Steps 2-7 in the above recipe. Enjoy!

Sweeten Your Sunday With These Healthy Easter Eggs 

Give traditional Easter candy a nutritious twist with these Healthy Peanut Butter Easter eggs. All you need is a handful of whole food ingredients — no baking required! Whether you’re whipping up this recipe for your little ones or looking for an adult-approved indulgent dessert, this sweet and savory recipe will be loved by all. As you can see, it’s totally possible to satisfy your sweet tooth without the added guilt. So, say goodbye to sugar-filled Easter candy — there’s a new and improved Easter recipe in town!

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