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Per Chocolate Peanut Butter Egg:

  • Calories: 55
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Carbs: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Fiber: .5 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Sugar: 0 g

(Real Reeses eggs have 90 calories and 8 grams of sugar per egg. Other nutritional information is similar to the above stats. Oh, except that–unlike Reeses–my chocolate eggs are also dairy-free and vegan! Also, you won’t use all the chocolate, but I’ve taken that into account in the nutritional info. And I’m sure you’ll be able to figure out a use for the extra chocolate!)


Step-by-Step Photos:

peanut butter patties

I know it sounds like a difficult process–forming, freezing, dipping in chocolate–but these eggs really are pretty simple to assemble. Remember, it’s me; I do not like complicated recipes!

Step 1: Mix the first three ingredients together in a bowl until it becomes a crumbly dough. (Note: if your nut butter is from the fridge, let it sit awhile—or microwave a few seconds—so it’s easier to mix.) Add the extra 2 tbsp. sugar/sf sugar if it’s too gooey.

reeses cookie dough

(above, mixing the dough)

Step 2: Taste the dough and add a little more salt if desired. Then form into a ball (I used a plastic bag, for less mess.)

Step 3: Form dough into flat little ovals (or egg shapes, but real Reeses eggs are flat).

peanut butter egg

(above, formed into ovals)

Step 4: Freeze the dough for an hour or so, until it’s hard.

Step 5: Meanwhile, mix the cocoa and coconut oil (melt the oil if it’s not already melted) in a shallow dish. Add the agave/maple or stevia drops. If you use the stevia option, also add a scant 2 tbsp. water or extra oil. 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 in chocolate.

peanut butter popsicle

(I used a corn-cob skewer. No idea why I even have those, but they worked really well! A fork would also be fine.) Immediately return covered egg to the freezer and let harden.

Best to store these in the freezer as well. You can thaw a little before eating, or eat when frozen–either way, they’re awesome!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—>