These homemade peanut butter eggs are such a delicious treat for Easter! This healthy recipe is a great alternative to the packaged version.
Peanut butter eggs are a classic Easter candy that my family loves. They’re a fun seasonal treat, but I don’t love all the questionable ingredients in the packaged version. That’s why I set out to make my own.
These homemade peanut butter eggs are so easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have that chocolate peanut butter deliciousness without all the sugar and chemicals. This version is irresistible, but you don’t have to feel guilty if you eat more than one (which you probably will).
I like to store these in the refrigerator for the best texture, but they can also be kept in the freezer if you want the chocolate to be completely solid. You can substitute chocolate chips for the unsweetened chocolate and maple syrup if that’s all you have on hand. Either way, you’ll love this delicious, healthier Easter treat!
Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs
$.39 per serving
For the Filling
- 3/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 3 tbs pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbs gluten-free flour
For the Chocolate Coating
- 4 ounces unsweetened or semi-sweet chocolate
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or to taste - up to 1/2 cup or more)
- 1 tbs coconut oil
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine all the filling ingredients and mix well. Transfer the peanut butter mixture to the freezer, and freeze for 15 minutes.
When the peanut butter mixture is almost ready in the freezer, melt the chocolate, maple syrup, and coconut oil in a double boiler. (Note: If the chocolate siezes up, remove it from the stove and add a spoonful of warm water. It may sound counter-intuitive, but it works like a charm and your chocolate will become pourable again.) After it's melted, taste the chocolate and add more maple syrup until it suits your tastes.
Shape the peanut butter into ovals using about a tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture for each egg. Dip each egg into the chocolate using a spoon, covering each egg completely with chocolate. Place each chocolate-coated egg on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Once all the eggs have been dipped in the chocolate, place them in the freezer for 10 minutes to set. Store in the refrigerator for slightly soft eggs or the freezer for solid eggs.
This recipe yields more chocolate topping than you'll need. I like to have extra just in case. If you want to be more economical, you can cut back and use 3 ounces of chocolate. That should still be enough to cover all the eggs.
Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $4.72 to make, or $.39 per peanut butter egg. Try this easy, delicious recipe to make your own homemade Easter candy.
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