Reese's is an iconic candy that has been taken away from many GF/DF/V individuals...but not to worry! We use all natural ingredients in this recipe—including some dark chocolate, peanut butter, and dates (of course)—to recreate Easter's most popular treat.
Easter is almost here and we all can probably agree that one of the best candies is Reese's peanut butter eggs 😍While they are quite the decadent treat, they also have a bunch of junk ingredients 🙄We re-created this classic candy into a healthier version with just as much indulgence (if not more). Since most of us will be celebrating at home this year, this makes for a fun activity with your family and a great item for a "door drop-off" to spread the love.
These simple 5 ingredient peanut butter eggs are vegan, gluten-free and contain no refined-sugar but are naturally sweetened with our medjool date syrup! And we promise that this isn't too good to be true, but it sure does taste like it😉
Tips for homemade Reese's eggs
- Add more flour as needed. Depending on what kind of peanut (or nut) butter you use, the filling may be sticker and more difficult to mold so add more coconut flour as needed--just don't go overboard since coconut flour is so absorbent, a little goes a long way. We recommend adding in 1/2 tbsp increments.
- Let the chocolate cool to room temperature. After the chocolate + coconut oil has fully melted, let it cool before dipping the peanut butter filling. If the chocolate is too hot, it could melt the peanut butter and mess up your beautifully shaped eggs.
- Add some crunch/toppings! Take things up a notch and use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy or sprinkle crushed peanuts, flakey sea salt, or sprinkles.
- Store in the freezer. For 💯freshness, store the peanut butter eggs in an air-tight container in the freezer. Plus, they will best maintain their shape that way.
Ingredients you'll need:
- Peanut Butter
- Joolies Medjool Date Syrup
- The only natural sweetener needed. Plus, you still maintain all the nutrient and health benefits of a medjool date in the syrup form! Instead of all that yucky sugar and preservatives in the traditional Reese's, we use date syrup for a kick of sweetness without the gross stuff!
- Coconut flour
- This helps to thicken the batter so you can easily mold into egg shapes. You can swap for almond flour, but you might need to add a bit more to bind everything up. Coconut flour naturally absorbs a ton of liquid, which is why you need so little!
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- The final ingredient that brings it all together. We recommend using a dark chocolate without fillers or artificial sweeteners (it takes longer to melt and isn't great for your body either) like Hu Kitchen, Eating Evolved, or SoChatti. Natural chocolate is always the way to go for either bakes as well!
- Coconut Oil
- Adding a little bit of this into our melted chocolate helps keep it from drying out and allows it to harden faster when placed in the freezer! Plus coconut oil also contains healthy fatty acids called MCTs which promote brain function.
If you make this better-for-you classic candy recipe, be sure to tag us on and so we can see all your date-able date recipe recreations! And you can always comment below!