No Bake, 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Growing up, my favorite Easter treat was Reese’s peanut butter eggs.  That chocolate peanut butter combo continues to be one of my favorites and of course my kids love it too.  But knowing what I know now and in an effort to keep my blood sugar under control, I avoid added sugar and processed ingredients for myself and my family!    Check out these peanut butter easter eggs…..they are incredibly easy to make and include only 4 ingredients! All of which you probably have in your kitchen right now!  With Easter rapidly approaching, these are the perfect treat for family gatherings or parties.  Give these a try and they will satisfy your sweet tooth and cravings without all of the added sugar.

Makes 6 small eggs

Ingredients:

2/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter (ingredients should only include peanuts and salt or peanuts only)

2 teaspoons honey

1/2 teaspoon coconut oil

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I used 72% dark chocolate chips from @wholefoodsmarket)

Directions:

  1. Line a plate with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine peanut butter with honey.  Be sure to use natural refrigerated peanut butter with a harder consistency that you can mold.  Add honey until you get a somewhat sticky consistency.  ***
  3. Shape mixture into 6 small eggs.  If you find the mixture is sticking to your hands too much, wet your hands slightly and roll again.  Freeze eggs for 30 minutes.
  4. While the eggs are freezing, pour chocolate chips and coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 25 seconds,  stir and microwave for another 20 seconds or until chips are melted and stir again.
  5. Stick a toothpick or small fork into the top of each peanut butter egg, dip it in melted chocolate to cover then drain on waxed paper. When the eggs are cooled and set, take a bite and enjoy or refrigerate!  You can also decorate them with sprinkles or add a bit of sea salt just before chocolate starts to cool.  Enjoy!
  6. ***If you’re peanut butter is too soft, drop spoonfuls onto parchment paper and freeze for 15 minutes, take them out of the freezer and mold with your hands into egg shapes, freeze for another 10 minutes. OR use egg molds and freeze peanut butter in them before dipping into chocolate.  

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