Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs have been ranked as the most popular Easter candy in several surveys conducted around the U.S. Crazy, right? Eh, I guess not so crazy if you've tried them before.
Obviously I had to re-create this popular treat for a more nourishing version. If you're strapped for time and have no more than 15 minutes (active time) to spare for dessert-making this weekend, THIS is the recipe for you.
A guaranteed crowd-pleaser and waistline reducer while still satisfying all of your sugar cravings. Get instant access to my "Sweet Life" recipe book for more mouth watering recipes just like this one!
Here's what you need:
- 1 cup peanut butter, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup almond flour, blanched
- 1/4 cup coconut flour (or you can just sub extra 1/4 cup almond flour)
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 cup cacao butter, melted (usually 1 cup dry yields 1/2 cup melted)
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
- Pinch salt
Here's how to make it:
To a food processor, add peanut butter, almond flour, coconut flour, maple syrup, and salt. Pulse until it sticks together.
Transfer mixture to a piece of parchment paper, and using a rolling pin, roll and flatten out the filling.
Using an egg-shaped cookie cutter, shape filling into eggs. Transfer to a freezer for 30 minutes to harden.
Once the filling is firm, it's time to make the chocolate. Add cacao butter to a pot and melt.
Once melted, add cacao powder and maple syrup, and stir until smooth. Remove from heat, add vanilla and salt, stir, and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Dip the filling into the chocolate (one by one), and transfer to a piece of parchment paper. Transfer back to freezer for 2-3 minutes, and decorate however you like!
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