Thursday, March 28, 2013

Copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs (with sugar free powdered sugar)

 

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs are one of my favorite Easter snacks (Second only to the Cadbury Mini  Eggs).  Something about the ratio of peanut butter to chocolate is way better than a regular Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.  When I saw this recipe for "healthier" PB Eggs I knew I had to try it.

These turned out SOOO good and pretty easy.  The coconut oil gives a hint of coconut flavor, but I kind of like it.  They aren't exactly like a Reese's PB Egg, but they are as close as you will get especially with making it a little healthier.  I made my own Sugar Free Powdered sugar (recipe coming soon) but you could easily use regular powdered sugar.  If you love Reese's PB Eggs then you should definitely try these!


Copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs (with sugar free powdered sugar)
From: Chocolate Covered Katie
Prep Time: 20 min
Chill Time: 2 hrs 
Makes: 6-9 small eggs

Ingredients:
1/4 cup natural Peanut Butter (or regular BP, or any nut butter)
dash of salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar or Sugar Free Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
2 Tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp pure Maple syrup or liquid stevia to taste

Directions:
1. Mix together PB, powdered sugar, and salt together in a bowl until it becomes crumbly doughy.  I found with the natural Peanut butter that I had to add a little extra powdered sugar (maybe 2 Tbsp or more).

2.  Form dough into flat ovals/egg shaped. Place on wax paper and put in freezer for an hour or until hard.

3. Melt coconut oil if it is not already melted (I melted mine in the microwave on high for 15 seconds).  Mix in cocoa and maple syrup/stevia drops until it looks like chocolate sauce.  Taste to see if it needs any additional syrup or cocoa. 

4.  Working quickly dip egg into the chocolate and cover with sauce (I actually used corn cob skewers as she suggested and this worked pretty well.  Place it back on the wax paper ind put it in the freezer until hardened.  Enjoy!

Note:  These should be stored in freezer (thaw a minute or two before eating, or eat frozen).  If you don't want to store them in the freezer you can just melt some chocolate chips for dipping instead of the cocoa mix above. 


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