As many of you know, I don’t eat peanuts since they can cause many health issues (see THIS POST in case you’re curious), but even if I did eat peanuts I’d think twice before consuming those chemical filled Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Just check out their ingredients below.
PEANUTS; SUGAR; DEXTROSE; VEGETABLE OIL (COCOA BUTTER, PALM, SHEA, SUNFLOWER AND/OR SAFFLOWER OIL); CHOCOLATE; NONFAT MILK; CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: MILK FAT; LACTOSE (MILK); WHEY (MILK); SALT; SOY LECITHIN; PGPR, EMULSIFIER; TBHQ (PRESERVATIVE); VANILLIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR.
I will admit, I used to LOVE them when I was a kid and they were by far my favorite to get in my Easter basket! But when you’re 8 years old, rarely do you ever look at ingredients before consuming something (and you shouldn’t be at that age anyways!). Of course as we get older, wiser, and more aware of what we put (and don’t put) in our bodies, our diets change (hopefully for the better). But that doesn’t mean we don’t miss those childhood favorites! So, I give you….my adult (and kid) approved HEALTHY alternative!
• Peanut Free
• Dairy Free
• Paleo Friendly
• Vegan Friendly
• Refined Sugar Free
• High in Protein
• Easily Digesible
Makes 6 Eggs
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp natural Nuzest protein (vanilla will also work but I personally only use the natural)
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp smooth, runny almond butter (like the kind from Trader Joe’s)
1 Tbsp raw honey (or vegan alt)
Santa Barbara 100% Organic Chocolate Discs ($10 off: lilsipper)
1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl very well. You should have a “play-dough” consistency.
2. Divide dough into 6 equal parts and form into desired shape. Place in freezer at least 10 minutes.
3. While your “eggs” are in the freezer, melt chocolate.
4. Remove your “eggs” from freezer and coat with chocolate as desired. Store in refrigerator up to 4 days or freeze them for even longer!