Make some healthier homemade Easter candy that is peanut free, gluten and dairy free: Chocolate SunButter Eggs, they are soy free and vegan too!
My favorite part of Easter has always been the peanut butter eggs and the Life Savers Gummy Bunny & Eggs (better than regular Life Saver Gummies!).
If you miss having Peanut Butter Eggs at Easter because of food allergies, then you are in for a treat!
These Chocolate-Dipped Sunbutter Eggs are perfect for Easter and a family favorite. Enjoy!
Variation: Try replacing some of the powdered sugar in the mix with cocoa powder to make Double Chocolate Sunbutter Eggs!
* 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.
- 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
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 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 coconut 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!
* 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.