Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs

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Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs (Paleo, Vegan Option) | This is so good...As a child, my very favorite Easter treat was a Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg.  I haven’t had one in years!  I needed to fill the void and decided to get creative in the kitchen.  These Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs are a Paleoized version of the old stand-by and in my humble opinion, way better!

I opted for almond butter over peanut butter.  Peanuts are susceptible to a mycotoxin (a fungal toxin) that may grow on the peanuts while they are still in the soil and/or when they are harvested and stored (which can be a very long time).  As peanuts are also considered a legume, we generally stay away from them to avoid the peanut lectins.

I also decided to use dark chocolate and a very clean one at that.  Yes, my dark chocolate had sugar in it, but I made sure to choose a brand that is organic, GMO free, and does not contain any soy.  And come on, it’s a treat!  It’s okay to be imperfect once in a while!

The beauty of these Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs is that you can make them as big or as small as you like.  I made mine about half the size of a Reese’s Egg, but you could easily make them larger.

You will have a little melted chocolate left over after coating the eggs.  Feel free to lick the bowl or make a mini batch of chocolate bark.  Check out this post for some inspiration!

This recipe is really easy and fun to make.  If you are like me and are missing this Easter treat, give these Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs a try.  I think you are really going to enjoy this real food version!

Now I just need to figure out how to make a cleaner version of a Cadbury Creme Egg…

Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of almond butter
  2. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or seeds from one vanilla bean
  3. 2 Tablespoons raw honey (use maple syrup for a Vegan option)
  4. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  5. 1/4 cup coconut flour
  6. 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
  7. 3 ounces dark chocolate (85% or higher is my favorite)
Instructions
  1. Place all of the above ingredients except the chocolate in a bowl and mix until well combined. The mixture will be very think and similar in texture to play-dough.
  2. Cover and place in the fridge for several hours or overnight to chill and firm up.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Make a double boiler to melt your chocolate. Find a glass bowl that sits in a small saucepan, but does not touch the bottom of the pan. Add a small amount of water to the bottom of the pan, making sure it does not touch the glass bowl. Add the chocolate to the bowl, place it in the saucepan, and heat over medium heat until melted.
  5. While the chocolate is melting, shape your almond butter mixture into egg shapes in your desired size.
  6. I dropped the eggs into the melted chocolate and then fished them out with a toothpick and a rubber scraper.
  7. Place the chocolate covered eggs on the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Using the toothpick, smooth over the hole and add a little more chocolate to fill it in if needed.
  9. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for a few hours - until the chocolate is set.
  10. Store in the refrigerator.
  11. Enjoy!!
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13 Comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!!! You just made my entire year 🙂 When I was younger, I used to wait all year for the Reese’s Peanut Butter Easter Eggs. Now I can make them in the comfort of my kitchen! Thank you 🙂

  2. It’s really cool that you shaped these by hand. I assumed a mold was used. I’d love to make these with my kids!! Love the recipe and such a lovely outcome!!

  3. This is so much easier than I was imagining! I just might be doing this this weekend!

  4. Gorgeous and such a treat! Pinned:)

  5. Wow! I love this idea! So cool and you did a good job by hand!

  6. Pingback: 100+ Gluten Free Chocolate Recipes by Hybrid Rasta Mama

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