Easter is all about Peanut Butter Eggs. They’re EVERYWHERE! And don’t get me wrong I love a good chocolatey peanut butter egg anytime of the year but what about a brownie egg? Say whaaattt?!
Yup, how about we skip the peanut butter this year and stuff that chocolate shell with a raw brownie filled with walnuts and more chocolate? But wait, hear me out, what if…WHAT IF, that brownie was also secretly a protein bar in the shape of an egg made with only clean ingredients like plant-based protein powder, sweetened with honey, and given its soft center with creamy cashew butter? Are you sold yet?
So hop on over to your kitchen, open that pantry, and whip up a batch of these healthy, snack-able, Easter inspired treats perfect for the whole family!
Raw Brownie Chocolate Eggs
Author: The Hungry Happy Mama
Yields: 10 eggs
Prep time: 15 minutes
Set time: 1 hour
- 2/3 c unflavored pea protein powder (or sub any kind you have on hand!)
- 2 scoops collagen peptides (optional)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 c creamy cashew butter
- 1/4 c honey
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp dairy-free chocolate chips/chunks
- 3 tbsp walnuts, crumbled
- 1/2 c dairy-free chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- In a bowl combine the dry ingredients first.
- Then, add in the remaining wet ingredients. You should end up with a moldable, but not sticky, mixture. (If it seems too dry add a tablespoon or so of additional nut butter.)
- Fold in the chocolate and walnuts until combined.
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
- Using your hands scoop out a couple of tablespoons of the mixture and mold into an egg shape. Place on the pan and repeat for the remaining mixture.
- Place the pan in the fridge to set the eggs while you prepare the coating.
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a doubler broiler on low or in the microwave on high, stir frequently with either method to prevent burning.
- Once melted, remove the pan from the fridge and using two forks gently coat the eggs in the chocolate. Place on a cooling rack and repeat for the additional eggs.
- Place the eggs back in the fridge to harden for an hour before enjoying.
- (Optional) To create the drizzled chocolate effect, once the first layer of chocolate has set remove from the fridge and drizzle with any remaining melted chocolate. Place back in the fridge to continue to harden.
Storing: keep eggs in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer to prevent melting.