These healthy chocolate peanut butter eggs are filled with brain-boosting ingredients—walnut butter, chia and flax seeds, coconut, and dark chocolate. I wanted to craft a chocolate easter egg that would be delicious and also healthy. I love chocolate eggs at Easter, which are usually filled with refined sugar and unhealthy ingredients. 

These Dark Chocolate Easter eggs are sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free, making them suitable for those with dietary restrictions. You can also try my No-Bake Vegan Fudge Brownies

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SIS Tip - Simple is Smart Tip

There are a number of SIS Tips in this recipe. 

  1. Use a Pampered Chef wet dry Measuring cup to measure the nutbutters. 

  2. Make your nutbuttersThey will only have a single ingredient – the nuts. I used walnut butter and peanut butter. If you are allergic to nuts,  use sunflower or pumpkin seeds for the “nutbutters.” 

  3. Use Maple syrup instead of powdered sugar to sweeten the filling. You could also use agave nectar or honey for sweeteners. 

  4. Use a high-speed blender or food processor to chop the coconut until it forms a paste. This helps the dough stick together better.   

 

neuronutrition of walnuts

Neuro-Nutrition Nugget: Walnuts

Walnuts are the top nut for your brain. What makes them the top nut? They are packed with essential nutrients. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vital for brain function, and can help improve memory and cognitive abilities.

Additionally, they contain polyphenols, antioxidants that protect the brain from free radicals and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. Walnuts improve the blood flow to the brain; multiple studies show that the memory and learning centers of the brain shrink when there isn’t enough blood flow to the brain. 

Ingredients for Healthy Chocolate Eggs

Making Homemade Chocolate Eggs

  • Coconut: unsweetened coconut flakes or shredded coconut that is unsweetened.  

  • Granola: I used my homemade granola, however, I purchased granola works also. If you have the granola clusters, you will want to break them up. 

  • Chia Seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. I used white chia seeds.

  • Ground Flax Seeds: make sure you use ground flax seeds as the whole flax seeds are too tough and hard to chew for this recipe.

  • Walnut Butter: make walnut butter by grinding walnuts until they are smooth. 

  • Peanut Butter is made using the same method as walnut butter. 

  • Maple syrup is the sweetener, and I’ve also used Agave and Honey.

  • Chocolate Chips: I used the mini semi-sweet chips. The regular ones also work. 

  • Dark Chocolate: Choose chocolate with 70% Cocoa or higher. This chocolate has more flavonoids for brain health. 

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How To Make Healthy Chocolate Eggs With Healthier Chocolate Egg Fillings

  1. Put the coconut into the food processor and pulse several times until the coconut is ground into small pieces. Set aside a couple of Tbsp to sprinkle on top of the eggs.

  2. In a mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients.

  3. Mix well. The mixture should be the consistency of oatmeal cookie dough.

  4. With a 1 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop up 1 tbsp of dough and then form the dough into egg shapes. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 

  5. Chill for 30 minutes. In the last 10 minutes of chilling, melt the dark chocolate.

  6. Chop the dark chocolate into smaller pieces.

  7. Add the Crisco, start with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of the Crisco, and melt for 30 seconds at a time. Stir after each 30 seconds.

  8. Coat the chilled eggs with the melted chocolate and put the chocolate-coated egg on a parchment-lined baking sheet to let the chocolate harden. Sprinkle half the eggs’ tops with some of the chopped coconut or sprinkles.

  9. Once the chocolate has firmed up on the eggs, remelt the remaining chocolate and drizzle it over the tops of the eggs. Add a few flakes of sea salt if you prefer.

  10. Let the chocolate eggs sit at room temperature until the chocolate is firm and the eggs can be handled.

  11. Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 5 days.

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Incorporating Dark Chocolate into a Healthy Diet

Dark chocolate, with at least 75% cocoa solids, enhances blood flow to the brain, improving memory and concentration. That’s right, studies have shown that dark chocolate, in particular, is packed with antioxidants that can help improve heart health, lower blood pressure, and even boost brain function.

So, the next time you reach for a piece of chocolate, you can feel good knowing that you’re not only enjoying a tasty treat but also giving your body a little extra boost. How sweet is that?

Decorating Chocolate Eggs

Decorating these healthy chocolate eggs opens up a world of creativity, and one of the simplest yet most effective tools I use is a homemade paper cone. This DIY approach allows for precision and ease when adding intricate designs.

If you’re curious about how to craft and utilize your decorating cone, I’ve created a video tutorial to guide you through the process. This tutorial demonstrates how to make the cone and shares tips and tricks for embellishing your chocolate eggs beautifully.

Serving Suggestions

These healthy chocolate eggs have serving possibilities that are as creative as they are delightful. For an elegant presentation, nestle them in mini cupcake liners and arrange them on a chic serving platter, making them the centerpiece of your dessert table.

If you’re celebrating a specific occasion, consider customizing the decoration to match the theme, using natural food colors for a festive touch.

These eggs can also be beautifully packaged in clear gift bags tied with a ribbon, offering a personal touch for gifts or party favors. For a more interactive experience, you might set up a ‘decorate your own chocolate egg’ station at your gathering, providing various healthy toppings like nuts, seeds, and dried fruit.

Special Occasions and Holiday Treats

Special occasions and holidays offer a unique opportunity to enjoy sweet treats, and our healthy chocolate eggs are perfect for such moments. Easy to make, these chocolate creations are suitable for various celebrations beyond Easter, including Valentine’s Day, birthdays, and any other event worth commemorating.

Their simplicity in preparation ensures that anyone can create them, making each occasion memorable with a thoughtful, wholesome gift.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Are chocolate eggs healthy?

Chocolate eggs have become synonymous with Easter, but many people wonder if these sweet treats are actually healthy. While chocolate can have some health benefits, it’s important to remember that moderation is key. Chocolate eggs are typically high in sugar and calories, so consuming them in excess can lead to weight gain and other health issues. However, dark chocolate eggs that are made with a higher percentage of cocoa can offer some health benefits. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that can help protect the body against damage from free radicals. Additionally, cocoa has been found to have a positive impact on cardiovascular health. So, while chocolate eggs may not be the healthiest option, enjoying them in moderation can still be a part of a balanced diet.

What are the best chocolate eggs?

When it comes to chocolate eggs, the options are endless and the debate is fierce. But if I had to choose, the best chocolate eggs would have to be those that combine a rich, creamy chocolate shell with a surprise-filled center. The element of surprise is what makes these eggs so exciting and delightful to eat. Whether it’s a gooey caramel filling, a crunchy cookie center, or a burst of fruity flavor, these eggs never fail to bring joy to both kids and adults alike. So, if you’re looking for the ultimate indulgence, go for the chocolate eggs that offer a little something extra. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

What can I fill Easter eggs with besides walnuts?

Looking for alternatives to filling Easter eggs? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other options that will bring joy and excitement to your Easter festivities. Get creative and think outside the box! You can fill those colorful eggs with small toys, stickers, temporary tattoos, or even mini puzzles. How about some delicious dark chocolates or dates that will surely delight both kids and adults? If you’re looking for non-edible options, consider filling the eggs with tiny trinkets like keychains, erasers, or mini figurines. The possibilities are endless, so let your imagination run wild and make this Easter egg hunt a memorable one for everyone involved!

What are the Healthiest Easter Eggs?

Easter is a time for celebration and indulgence, but that doesn’t mean we have to throw all caution to the wind when it comes to our health. Luckily, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing healthier Easter eggs. One option is to opt for dark chocolate eggs. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and can have numerous health benefits. Another option is to look for eggs that are made with natural ingredients and free from artificial colors and flavors. These eggs may not only be healthier but also taste better too! You can also make a batch of healthy Easter eggs using this recipe. So this Easter, why not treat yourself to some guilt-free indulgence with the healthiest Easter eggs available.

 

 

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Healthy Chocolate Eggs

These delicious chocolate eggs are dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free. Good for your brain, your heart, and your gut.
Servings 36 eggs
Prep Time 15 minutes
chill time 30 min. decorate time 20 min 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granola
  • cup unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup walnut butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds
  • cup mini chocolate chips
  • 10 oz dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa
  • ½ - 1 tsp crisco vegetable shortening

Instructions

  • Put the coconut into the food processor and pulse several times until the coconut is ground into small pieces. Set aside a couple of Tbsp to sprinkle on top of the eggs.
  • In a mixing bowl add all of the ingredients
    Ingredients for Healthy Chocolate Eggs
  • Mix well. The mixture should be the consistency of oatmeal cookie dough.
    Healthy Chocolate Eggs dough
  • With a 1 tbsp cookie scoop form the dough into egg shapes.
    dough Healthy Chocolate Eggs
  • Chill for 30 minutes. The last 10 minutes of chilling, melt the dark chocolate.
  • Chop the dark chocolate into smaller pieces.
    chopped dark chocolate
  • Add the Crisco and melt for 30 seconds at a time. Stir after each 30 seconds.
    crisco and dark chocolate chunks
  • Once melted, coat the chilled eggs with the melted chocolate. To coat I found it works best to use a fork to hold the egg and pour a spoonful of melted chocolate over the egg. Put the chocolate-coated egg on a parchment-lined baking sheet to let the chocolate harden. Sprinkle half of the egg with some of the chopped coconut or sprinkles.
    coating chocolate egge
  • Once the chocolate has firmed up on the eggs, remelt the remaining chocolate and drizzle it over the tops of the eggs. Add a few flakes of sea salt if you prefer.
    healthy chocolate eggs
  • Let the chocolate eggs sit at room temperature until the chocolate is firm and the eggs can be handled.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 5 days.
    healthy chocolate eggs

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Calories: 138kcal
Course: Dessert, Snack, sweet
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brain healthy food, chocolate eggs, clean eating, easy, energy bite, gut healthy food

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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