Easy vegan peanut butter eggs made with just 4 simple ingredients! You’ll love this recipe for a delicious, homemade Easter treat that everyone will love, especially kids!

Stack of 3 peanut butter eggs on a plate, one on top with a bite out of it to show the texture inside.

Features

  • you’ll need just 4 simple ingredients and about 10 minutes of prep time
  • easy homemade copycat of Reese’s peanut butter eggs
  • allergy or dietary restrictions? this recipe is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free…..they can be nut-free too!
  • perfect for Easter! have fun making these with the kids for a fun homemade Easter candy

Ingredient Notes

Overhead visual of all ingredients needed for making vegan peanut butter eggs labelled with text overlay.
  • peanut butter – use plain or salted natural peanut butter, can be substituted with almond butter or cashew butter for a peanut-free recipe
  • maple syrup – can be substituted with honey (not vegan) or agave syrup
  • coconut flour – do not substitute with a different flour, coconut flour as a particular absorbability that works to create the texture of the “eggs”
  • chocolate – dairy-free dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips or any dark chocolate works
  • salt and vanilla are optional but add a little extra flavouring

Complete list of ingredients with amounts and instructions is located in the recipe card below.


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut flour, vanilla and salt in a mixing bowl and stir together until it forms a thick, uniform batter.

Step 2. Line a plate with parchment paper. Use your hands to roll the batter in 12 balls (25 g each) then shape each ball into an egg-shaped disc and place them on the plate.

Place the “eggs” in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm.

12 peanut butter eggs on a cookie cooling rack

Step 3. When it’s been close to 30 minutes, start preparing the chocolate coating.

You can use a double boiler, stirring until smooth and creamy or melt it in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl in 15-second increments, stirring until smooth and creamy.

Melted chocolate in a mixing bowl.

Step 4. Remove the peanut butter eggs from the freezer and dunk each one into the chocolate, flipping until coated on both sides, then placing back on the plate.

Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!

A plate of homemade chocolate-covered peanut butter eggs.

Expert Tips

  • Storing: These are best stored in the freezer in a freezer-safe bag or container. They will keep for up to 3 months.
  • They can be enjoyed directly from the freezer but I like to left them soften briefly at room temperature or in the fridge.
  • Try adding up to 2 tbsp of nutritional yeast to the peanut butter filling for a sweet and salty twist like in my chocolate peanut butter cups!

FAQs


Can I use homemade peanut butter?

Sure! No problem.

Can I make these peanut-free?

Definitely! Use almond butter, cashew butter or Wowbutter instead of peanut butter. You can even make them nut-free but using sunflower seed butter, just keep in mind sunflower seed butter has quite a distinct flavour.

Can I make these sugar-free?

You could, yes. To make them sugar-free, use monk fruit syrup instead of maple syrup and sugar-free chocolate such as stevia-sweetened Lily’s. You can also reduce the sugar by using a high-cacao content dark chocolate instead of chocolate chips.

Can I use a different flour than coconut flour?

No, sorry. These have to be made with coconut flour for its unique characteristics.

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Stack of 3 peanut butter eggs on a plate, one on top with a bite out of it to show the texture inside.

Peanut Butter Eggs

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

These copycat Reese’s peanut butter eggs are super easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients for a fun and delicious, no-bake vegan Easter candy everyone loves, especially kids!


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine 1 cup peanut butter, 4 tbsp maple syrup, 1/4 cup coconut flour, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/4 tsp salt. Mix well, until a uniform batter is formed.
  2. With your hands create 12 balls (25 g each) then shape each ball into an egg shape. Alternatively, you can press the dough out into a single layer on a piece of parchment paper and use an egg-shape cookie cutter to create the egg shapes.
  3. Arrange the 12 egg shapes on a plate lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm.
  4. While the peanut butter eggs are setting in the freezer, melt 2/3 cup chopped chocolate or chocolate chips. You can use a double boiler, stirring the chocolate until smooth and creamy, or melt it in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl in 15-second increments, stirring until completely melted.
  5. Remove the peanut butter eggs from the freezer and use a fork to dunk each one into the melted chocolate, flipping until it’s completely coated.
  6. Return the chocolate-covered peanut butter eggs to the parchment paper. 
  7. Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm.

Notes

Store in the freezer in a freezer-safe bag for container for up to 3 months. Enjoy straight from the freezer or soften briefly at room temperature or in the fridge before enjoying.

Peanut-Free Option: Use almond butter, cashew butter or Wowbutter instead of peanut butter.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 156
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 94 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 5 g

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