Peanut Butter Eggs

Reminiscent of the iconic Reese's, these treats boast a decadent peanut butter center dipped in smooth chocolate, but with a healthy twist. Made with only 5 wholesome ingredients, this no-bake recipe is the perfect solution for busy families. No oven required, just a few simple steps and you'll have a delightful Easter treat ready to conquer cravings.
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Forget the sugary overload of store-bought Easter candy! This recipe lets you create delicious, plant-based peanut butter eggs that are made with better ingredients. Made with only 5 wholesome ingredients, these treats offer a satisfying all-natural twist on a classic favorite. They require no baking and come together in just 20 minutes – a foolproof recipe for a guilt-free Easter indulgence!

Peanut butter eggs.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Ready in just 20 minutes, these peanut butter eggs are the perfect last-minute Easter or Halloween treat!
  • This recipe is so straightforward and easy, even beginner bakers can whip up a delicious batch.
  • These homemade peanut butter eggs boast a flavor that surpasses even the classic Reese’s.
  • These treats are perfect for filling Easter baskets or adding a homemade touch to Halloween goodie bags.
  • Made with only 5 wholesome ingredients, you can enjoy these peanut butter eggs guilt-free!
  • The creamy peanut butter filling and rich chocolate coating are a surefire hit with kids of all ages.
  • This recipe is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free, making it a treat everyone can enjoy.
  • Check out these Peanut Butter Dessert Bars for another peanut butter chocolate treat!

Ingredients & Substitutes

Scroll down to the recipe card below for the full peanut butter eggs recipe.

Use your favorite type of chips – semi-sweet, dark (my personal favorite for a beautiful contrast!), or even milk chocolate.

Coconut oil helps the chocolate melt smoothly and harden quickly when chilled, thanks to its unique properties.

Opt for all-natural, creamy peanut butter with just peanuts and salt for the purest flavor. Swap it for cashew butter, almond butter, or even sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option.

Coconut flour acts as a thickening agent for the peanut butter filling. While substitutions haven’t been tested, almond flour or oat flour might work in a pinch.

Pure maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness without refined sugar. Honey can be used as a substitute if needed.

Ingredients for peanut butter eggs.

Taste & Texture

These homemade peanut butter eggs deliver the classic chocolate peanut butter flavor we all know and love, bringing back memories of the iconic Reese’s.

Unlike their store-bought counterparts, these treats are far less sweet. This allows the rich peanut butter flavor to take center stage, offering a more balanced and satisfying taste experience.

Imagine a smooth, velvety peanut butter center that melts in your mouth with every bite. That’s the magic you get with this recipe!

The luxuriously smooth chocolate coating perfectly complements the creamy peanut butter filling, creating a textural contrast that elevates each bite.

How to Make

Step 1

First, line a pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a bowl, add the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until melted. Stir until creamy.

Smooth dark chocolate in bowl.

Step 3

In another bowl, combine the creamy peanut butter, coconut flour, and pure maple syrup. Stir until a thick mixture is formed.

Smooth peanut butter in bowl.

Step 4

Use your hands to form the mixture into egg shapes. They should be approximately 2 inches long, 1 inch wide, and ½ inch thick.

Peanut butter shaped eggs.

Step 5

Use a fork to lower each peanut butter egg into the melted chocolate. Coat on all sides. Carefully place back on the prepared pan.

Chocolate covered eggs.

Step 6

Once all of the eggs have been coated with chocolate, place the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes, or until the coating has hardened.

Step 7

Lastly, remove the peanut butter eggs from the freezer. If wanted, drizzle more melted chocolate on top!

Chocolate drizzled eggs.

Expert Tips for Success

Follow these tips to make the most delicious peanut butter eggs!

Don’t overheat your chocolate and coconut oil! Burned chocolate will taste bitter. Heat in short increments and watch it closely.

Don’t stress about perfectly shaped eggs. These are homemade treats, so a little rustic charm is okay!

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper for easy removal and cleanup. No more wrestling with stuck candy!

Let the chocolate coating fully harden before digging in. This will ensure a nice, crisp bite and prevent a melty mess.

How to Serve & Store

Once the chocolate coating has completely hardened, your peanut butter eggs are ready to be enjoyed! Let them thaw slightly if frozen for a perfect balance of creamy peanut butter and crisp chocolate.

Wrap these delightful treats up for a homemade touch in an Easter basket, gift bag, or even as part of a Halloween candy stash!

Take your ice cream sundae to the next level! Add a couple of peanut butter eggs on top for an extra burst of flavor and texture.

For best results within a few weeks, store your peanut butter eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The cooler temperature helps the chocolate stay firm and the peanut butter filling maintains its freshness.

Want to enjoy them for longer? Peanut butter eggs freeze beautifully! Store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just be sure to thaw them slightly before indulging.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use any type of peanut butter?

Yes, but creamy peanut butter works best for a smooth filling.

What kind of chocolate can I use for dipping?

You can use semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate. Melting white chocolate for a different twist is also an option!

How do I keep the chocolate coating from getting clumpy?

Use high-quality chocolate and avoid adding any water when melting.

Can I make peanut butter eggs ahead of time?

Absolutely! They store well in the fridge or freezer.

Equipment Needed

USA Pan 3 Piece Cookie Sheet Set: I always use these pans for dessert recipes.

Pre-Cut Parchment Paper Sheets: Line the pan with parchment paper for easy clean up.

Pyrex 3 Glass Mixing Bowls: These mixing bowls are great for mixing the peanut butter mixture.

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    1. Sure, that should work. I would start with 2 tablespoons, but you will probably need about 3 tablespoons. Refer to the pictures throughout the post to see what the thick peanut butter filling should look like! Enjoy!