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homemade peanut butter eggs on a white plate - reese's egg makeover
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Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs [Just 4 Ingredients]

These homemade peanut butter eggs are a healthier version of Reese’s eggs that are chocolatey and perfectly paired with natural peanut butter. Using just 4 ingredients and rich dark chocolate, they are the perfect treat for Easter - and no refined sugar!
Prep Time30 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 small eggs
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips (80% dark) (get dairy free for a vegan option)
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter (should have only two ingredients: peanuts and salt)
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • Melt the dark chocolate in 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring between each interval.
  • When the chocolate is melted, spoon a small amount in each egg mold and use the back of the spoon to spread the chocolate up the sides of the egg shape.
  • Place the mold in the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes.
  • When the chocolate has hardened, prepare the peanut butter mixture by heating the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil in a skillet over low heat. Stir the ingredients together until melted and well combined.
  • Spoon the peanut butter mixture over the chocolate layer and place in the refrigerator to chill for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • When the peanut butter layer has set, reheat the remaining chocolate until melted. Spoon a thin layer chocolate over the top of the peanut butter layer. Return the mold to the refrigerator to chill for another 20 minutes.
  • When the final layer of chocolate has hardened, remove the eggs from the mold and serve.

Notes

Tips to Make The Best Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs
  • Make sure you leave enough time for these eggs to chill in the fridge so that the chocolate and peanut butter set up properly.
  • Add a pinch of salt if your peanut butter doesn't already have salt included.
  • Tempering is not necessary - melting the chocolate in the microwave will still make your eggs nice and shiny!
  • These copycat Reese's eggs are already naturally gluten free. To make them vegan, use dairy free chocolate and maple syrup instead of honey!
Nutritional info is for 16 small eggs. You can also use this recipe to make 8 large eggs. If making 8 large eggs, each egg will have about 350 calories and 15 grams of sugar. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1small egg | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.4g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 14.5g | Saturated Fat: 7.3g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 54.8mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 7.4g