Chocolate SunButter Eggs (Vegan)

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Make some homemade allergy friendly Easter candy that is peanut free, gluten free, and dairy free with these delicious Chocolate SunButter Eggs! They are soy free and vegan too

Make some homemade allergy friendly Easter candy that is peanut free, gluten free, and dairy free with this delicious Chocolate SunButter Egg recipe! They are soy free and vegan too - @TheFitCookie #peanutfree #Easter #glutenfree #vegan

Chocolate SunButter Eggs, yum!!!

One of my favorite parts about Easter has always been the Reese’s peanut butter eggs and the Life Savers Gummy Bunny & Eggs. But all that store-bought candy typically contain so many problematic foods for us (like dairy and soy). Plus, if you have peanut allergies, you’d have to avoid much of the Easter candy out there anyway!

Make some homemade allergy friendly Easter candy that is peanut free, gluten free, and dairy free with this delicious Chocolate SunButter Egg recipe! They are soy free and vegan too - @TheFitCookie #peanutfree #Easter #glutenfree #vegan

If you miss having Peanut Butter Eggs at Easter because of food allergies, then you are in for a treat. These Chocolate Sunbutter Eggs are perfect for Easter and they are a family favorite in our house. We’ve been making these for several years now, and everyone loves them, even my husband who doesn’t have food allergies.

Make some homemade allergy friendly Easter candy that is peanut free, gluten free, and dairy free with this delicious Chocolate SunButter Egg recipe! They are soy free and vegan too - @TheFitCookie #peanutfree #Easter #glutenfree #vegan

You can play around with this recipe a bit by replacing some of the powdered sugar in the mix with cocoa powder to make Double Chocolate Sunbutter Eggs. I’ve made them this way before, and if the SunButter “dough” is a bit dry with the cocoa powder, just mix in a little bit of coconut oil.

Make some homemade allergy friendly Easter candy that is peanut free, gluten free, and dairy free with this delicious Chocolate SunButter Egg recipe! They are soy free and vegan too - @TheFitCookie #peanutfree #Easter #glutenfree #vegan

I used regular powdered sugar in this recipe, but if you want to make your own homemade powdered sugar, you can use any granulated sweetener (like coconut sugar, raw cane sugar, or Truvia). Place sweetener of choice in a small blender or food processor. Using a flat grinding blade, process the sugar until it is a fine powder. Voila: homemade powdered sugar!

Make some homemade allergy friendly Easter candy that is peanut free, gluten free, and dairy free with this delicious Chocolate SunButter Egg recipe! They are soy free and vegan too - @TheFitCookie #peanutfree #Easter #glutenfree #vegan
Make some homemade allergy friendly Easter candy that is peanut free, gluten free, and dairy free with this delicious Chocolate SunButter Egg recipe! They are soy free and vegan too - @TheFitCookie #peanutfree #Easter #glutenfree #vegan
Make some homemade allergy friendly Easter candy that is peanut free, gluten free, and dairy free with this delicious Chocolate SunButter Egg recipe! They are soy free and vegan too - @TheFitCookie #peanutfree #Easter #glutenfree #vegan

Chocolate Sunbutter Easter Eggs (Gluten Free and Vegan)

Make some homemade allergy friendly Easter candy that is peanut free, gluten free, and dairy free with these delicious Chocolate SunButter Eggs! They are soy free and vegan too
Free of: gluten, dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, corn, vegan
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Course: Candy, Dessert, Dessert/Candy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate easter eggs, chocolate eggs, chocolate sunbutter eggs
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 eggs
Calories: 119kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter or other nut/seed butter of choice
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar or homemade powdered sugar*
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup allergy friendly chocolate chips we use Enjoy Life brand
  • 1 teaspoon palm oil *if replacing palm oil with coconut oil, you’ll need to store the eggs in the fridge since they will melt easier

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to blend together the sunflower seed butter, the home-made powdered sugar, and the vanilla. Blend together until a stiff dough forms. The amount of powdered sugar needed for this depends on how thick or thin the nut butter is. You may have to experiment a little with the amount, starting with less and adding more as needed.
  • Pinch off about 1 Tablespoon dough and roll into an egg shape. Set aside on a wax-paper or parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • In a small microwaveable bowl, heat the chocolate chips and palm oil in 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30-second segment, until the chocolate is melted (about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes).
  • Dip the Sunbutter eggs in the melted chocolate and return to the waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Place in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate is set. Decorate to your heart’s content and enjoy!
  • You can store these at room temperature in an airtight container for 3 days, if you store these in the fridge, they can last up to 5 days.

Notes

* Homemade Powdered sugar: You can use any granulated sweetener, such as coconut sugar, raw cane sugar, or Truvia. Place sweetener of choice in a small blender or food processor. Using a flat grinding blade, process the sugar until it is a fine powder. Voila! Homemade powdered sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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Make some homemade allergy friendly Easter candy that is peanut free, gluten free, and dairy free with this delicious Chocolate SunButter Egg recipe! They are soy free and vegan too - @TheFitCookie #peanutfree #Easter #glutenfree #vegan

26 thoughts on “Chocolate SunButter Eggs (Vegan)”

    • These should last for about 3-5 days in the fridge. I tweaked the recipe a little bit and used palm oil in the chocolate instead of coconut oil, so the chocolate isn’t as melty and can be kept at room temperature in an airtight container if you prefer instead of the fridge (I’m going to update the notes on the recipe card).

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  1. Pinned! And sending this over to my mom in Maryland. My stepdad would go NUTS (no pun intended) over this! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. My son has had a peanut and treenut allergy since he was born, 12 years ago. I have never heard of sunbutter before, I can’t wait to try it. I think you could be my new best friend!!

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    • I am so glad I can help! SunButter is pretty yummy. There are other companies that make sunflower seed butter, but some brands don’t taste as good and I know for certain that SunButter uses a dedicated nut-free facility so it is a safe bet, too.

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    • Hi Falon! I can’t say for sure off the top of my head, but I strongly recommend reading labels for any coconut oil you might use. Since the FDA started considering coconut a tree nut a few years ago (though it is not a tree nut), some coconut oil labels might have an allergy alert on it for tree nuts. I have used Tropical Traditions, Spectrum Organics, and LouAna and none of these have allergy warnings if I recall (I don’t have the labels in front of me right now). If the label isn’t clear, you can always call the company and and ask specific questions. Most companies are more than happy to answer questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Sarah Jane ~ Another timely winner from your kitchen! Of course I appreciate the recipe as a SunButter blogger, but as a fellow baker I’m really excited about the homemade powdered sugar! Thanks!
    And, Ellen, let me know if you’d like SunButter coupons. ([email protected]) I can set you up and I’m eager to hear what you think of SunButter — and what you do with it! Always looking for new recipes.
    Take care, ladies.

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      • Hi there,
        Wanted you to know I did a batch with powdered maple sugar (you know, to help out the Easter Bunny and all with basket fillers). That is an excellent combination. Hoping I’ll remember it for next spring. Keep the inspiration comin’!

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    • Hi Jody! You can skip the coconut oil if you like. In this recipe, the coconut oil helps to thin the chocolate a bit for easier dipping while still remaining solid at room temperature after setting up. You could use palm fruit oil in place of the coconut oil if you like, or you can skip the oil altogether and have a thicker layer of chocolate on top.

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  4. My kids will love this! Thank you!! My name is Cindy and I blog over at Vegetarianmamma.com I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe and any others at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we’d love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes!
    Also be sure to link up your blog on our Gluten Free Bloggers directory. You can reach the directory by clicking the “glutenfree bloggers” tab on our blog! Thanks, Cindy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Do you make your own sunflower seed butter? I have not been able to find a brand not processed with peanuts/tree nuts. If you have, what is it? If not, I have never made a nut butter. Is it easy?

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    • Hi Ellen! I have made sunflower seed butter before, but it is hard to get it really smooth unless you have a high-powered blender or food processor. I use the SunButter (http://www.sunbutter.com/) brand sunflower seed butter because it is made in a dedicated peanut and tree-nut free facility. It does share equipment with soy beans, but that doesn’t pose a risk to our family. And it tastes very good!

      If you can’t find the SunButter brand, or if it’s too pricey (it can be $7+ per jar), you can always make sunbutter at home. Take a good amount of roasted sunflower seeds and process them in a food processor continuously (scraping down as necessary) until the seeds puree and release their oils. It will take quite a bit of time to get the sunbutter smooth, at least 5 minutes of continuous processing. To help the sunflower seeds puree turn to butter in the early stage, you can always add a little coconut oil to help it liquify faster.

      I hope that helps! If you have any other questions, ask away ๐Ÿ™‚

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