What better way to celebrate your children’s arrival from school then with a great after-school-snack? Of course getting them to eat apples, celery, carrots and other healthy food choices doesn’t always go over well, which means you could end up feeding them not-so-healthy alternatives. Instead of going with either extreme of healthy and unhealthy, why not make something chocolaty, tasty, and something that is healthier then those pastry cakes you can get from the store. Time, is that one reason? Well not for long because this is one fast and easy to make after-school-snack recipe that will have you and your children going for more:
Copycat Peanut Butter Eggs
(This recipe makes 6-9 eggs)
- 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter (Or any nut butter like cashew, almond, walnut etc.)
- A Dash of Salt
- 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar or Sugar-Free Powdered Sugar
- 2 tbsp. Cocoa Powder
- 2 tbsp. Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil
- 2 tbsp. Volcanic Nectar Agave
- 2 More tbsp. of the Powdered Sugar (Sugar-Free Powdered Sugar, if needed)
- Wax Paper
- Mix the first three ingredients together in a bowl until it becomes a crumbled dough. (Note: if your nut butter is from the fridge, let it sit awhile—or microwave it—so that it is easier to mix.)
- Add the extra 2 tbsp. powdered sugar/sf powdered sugar if it is too gooey, and add a little more peanut butter if it is too dry. (Note: Different brands of peanut butter will yield different results.)
- Taste the dough and add a little more salt if desired.
- Form dough into flat little ovals, or egg shapes, but real Reeses eggs are flat. (Note: you can try putting the dough into a plastic bag to shape the eggs or balls with less mess.)
- Freeze the dough for an hour or so, until it’s hard.
- Meanwhile, mix the cocoa and coconut oil (Note: melt the oil if it is not already melted) in a shallow dish.
- Add the agave nectar.
- Mix until it looks like chocolate sauce, and then take one “egg” out of the freezer at a time, so the rest stay cold, and cover each egg in chocolate. (Note: Corn-Cob-Skewers work really well for covering the eggs with chocolate, a fork would also work well.)
- Immediately return covered egg to the freezer and allow them to harden. (Note: you can place the chocolate covered eggs on wax paper so they do not stick.)
- It is best to store the eggs in the freezer.
- You can thaw a little before eating, or eat them when they are frozen, either way they taste amazing.
This recipe was modified from: chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/03/29/copycat-recipe-reeses-peanut-butter-eggs/
Though these chocolate eggs should not be a substitute for your child’s daily doses of fruits and veggies they are a great way to satisfy his or her sweet tooth without giving an unhealthy sugar high.
Madison Resare is a content creator who loves to write about healthy food, recipes, and agave nectar.