Now you can make your own homemade Gluten-Free Vegan Healthy "Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs" in this easy recipe that needs only 5 clean, real food ingredients and without powdered sugar!
If you are a fan of the chocolate + peanut butter combination...I've got you covered!
These addictive treats are based off my Healthy Peanut Butter Cups recipe all the way back from 2012 (what?!) and I decided to make them into the cute egg shape for Easter.
So we have healthy peanut butter cups, healthy bon bons and the only other thing that was missing is healthy peanut butter eggs - and here they are!
Are the Gluten-Free Vegan Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs Healthy?
In my opinion, yes!
Let's compare the ingredient list of the original candy:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs:
Ingredients: Peanuts, Milk Chocolate (Milk Chocolate Contains Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Nonfat Milk, Milk Fat, Lactose, and Soy Lecithin as PGPR [as an emulsifier], Vanillin [an artificial flavoring]), Sugar, Dextrose, Blend of Vegetable Oils (Contains Partially Dehydrated Palm Kernel and Soybean Oils), Salt, Milk, Cocoa, Soy Lecithin, and TBHQ and Citric Acid (to Preserve Freshness).
They're made with refined white sugar, unhealthy oils, GMO ingredients like soybean oil and soy lecithin, artificial flavoring and preservatives.
And, did you know that non-organic peanuts can contain up to 8 different pesticides?
My healthier recipe is made with only 5 clean, real food ingredients! That you can pronounce! And are probably already in your kitchen cabinet!
Is This Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe Vegan and Gluten-Free?
Yes and yes!
My recipe is 100% vegan + 100% gluten-free.
You may have not realized it, but the store-bought candy it NOT vegan, as it contains milk and milk fat.
What Ingredients Are Needed to Make Gluten-Free Vegan Healthy Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs?
Here are the basic ingredients needed to make this recipe:
5 Fast Facts About Peanuts (Peanut Butter):*
- excellent source of vitamin E
- high in folate
- contains tryptophan which helps fight depression
- good source of fiber
- excellent source of vegan protein
5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*
- contains manganese and zinc
- super high in anti-oxidants
- helps with inflammation
- 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
- 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- helps to improve metabolism
- improves cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Flour:*
- highest dietary fiber found in any flour at 58% RDA
- 14% coconut oil
- 19% vegan protein
- helps to promote blood sugar health
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
How Do I Make Gluten-Free Vegan Healthy Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs?
They are really, really easy to make and just require a few steps.
Step 1: Prepare the mold - This is an important step, especially if you are using a silicone egg mold. You will need to chill the egg mold before you add the melted chocolate, otherwise, it will not stick to the sides. So the first thing you will need to do is place your egg mold in the freezer to chill while you prepare the rest of the recipe.
Step 2: Prepare the chocolate - Here you will add the ingredients for the chocolate coating to a small saucepan and melt it so it has a smooth consistency.
Step 3: Prepare the peanut butter filling - Here you will add all the ingredients for the peanut butter filling to a small bowl and stir everything together.
Now for assembly, basically you will add some melted chocolate to the bottom and sides of the egg mold - then put it in the freezer for about 5 minutes to chill.
Next, you will add about a tablespoon of the peanut butter filling to the center of the egg mold and finally pour the remaining chocolate on top of peanut butter filling.
You will then place the egg mold in the freezer to harden for about an hour.
If you have extra melted chocolate leftover, you can drizzle it over the top of the eggs after they've hardened in the freezer, but it's totally optional!
Did You Make My Gluten-Free Vegan Healthy "Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs" Recipe?
I'd love to hear about it! Please give it a rating and leave a comment below...it would make my day! 🙂
Hi, I'm Karielyn! I'm the published cookbook author of CLEAN DESSERTS and content creator of The Healthy Family and Home™ website since 2012. I specialize in creating easy, healthy plant-based and Medical Medium® compliant recipes that are gluten-free + vegan and made with clean, real food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.