Author: Christina Eleton
March 26, 2022

Homemade Almond Butter "Reese's Eggs" (Gluten, Dairy & Refined Sugar-Free)

Homemade Almond Butter "Reese's Eggs" that taste just as good or better than the real thing! Gluten, dairy & refined sugar-free!

Homemade Almond Butter "Reese's Eggs" (Gluten, Dairy & Refined Sugar-Free)

I have always loved Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs ever since I was a little girl. These candies were always in our Easter basket growing up. In fact, they were my absolute favorite!

A few years back when I started learning ingredients, (realizing those store-bought peanut butter egg versions are not so good for me or my family), I decided it was time to make my own.  My girls get pretty excited when we make these together. My family would prefer these over the store-bought version any day of the week, and I don't mind that one bit!

Close up of almond butter Reese's eggs before adding chocolate

What You Need To Make These Almond Butter "Reese's Eggs"

These "Reese's Eggs" are so delicious and so simple to make! I know you're gonna love this recipe and feel good knowing they are much healthier using these whole food ingredients. Here's what you need :

  • almond butter
  • maple syrup
  • almond flour
  • coconut flour
  • coconut oil
  • dairy-free chocolate chips

Why Not Peanut Butter?

When I was in my early twenties, I did quite a bit of research on peanuts and the mycotoxins “mold content” in peanuts, (that cause lots of people health issues). I quickly eliminated peanut butter from my diet and began searching out other nut butter alternatives.

Close up of almond butter Reese's eggs

So, that’s when I discovered almond butter!   I really don’t know how I would have survived all these years without almond butter.  It is a pantry staple in our house now.  I mean, we keep 3-4 jars on hand at all times.  I use it for so many things...my favorite is a spoonful, (with a little sea salt), for a late night snack. Oh, and I also make my Reese's Cups with almond butter...so make sure to check those out too!

Close up of almond butter reese eggs

How To Make These Almond Butter "Reese's Eggs"

  • In a bowl, mix almond butter, maple syrup, & flours together.
  • Form mixture into egg shapes and place in the freezer on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 20-25 minutes.
  • While the eggs are freezing, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together.
  • Coat each egg in melted chocolate until completely covered.
  • Freeze again for 5 minutes and then drizzle eggs with extra chocolate on top if desired.
  • Place back into freezer for another 15-20 minutes and they are ready to go!

A Few Chocolate Chip Choices

Here are a few chocolate chip choices I've listed below. These three brands are all dairy & sugar free.  Of course, the Luv brand is 80% cocoa which will have a slightly different taste than the other two.  

People’s Keto dairy & sugar-free chocolate chips

Lily’s dairy & sugar-free chocolate chips

Luv Keto dairy & sugar-free chocolate chips

A Few Tips

  • If mixture seems too dry. I included links to the brands that I use for this recipe. The almond butter I use is "drippy" almond butter, more on the wet/oily side. Depending on what almond butter you choose, you may need to add a little extra almond butter for extra wetness. You can always add a little more maple syrup to adjust sweetness as well.
  • If mixture seems too wet. If almond butter dough seems too wet, add a little bit more coconut flour.
  • Melting the chocolate. Make sure to let chocolate come to room temperature before coating the eggs. This allows the chocolate too thicken a bit so that the chocolate mixture is not too thin and will cover the eggs completely.
  • Freezing the eggs. Make sure to lay the eggs on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet to prevent the chocolate from sticking to the pan.
Storing And Freezing These Almond Butter Reese's Cups

These candies can be stored in the freezer or fridge in a sealed container.   If you do decide to freeze them, let them thaw out for a few minutes before enjoying.

These Reese's eggs are definitely a favorite around here. They are truly the perfect little snack, especially when I get to craving the traditional store-bought Reese's version.  So, there you go! Grab up these ingredients and give them a try!

Close up of almond butter Reese's Eggs

Homemade Almond Butter "Reese's Eggs" (Gluten, Dairy & Refined Sugar-Free)

Author: Christina Eleton
Homemade Almond Butter Reese's Eggs that taste just as good or better than the real thing! Gluten, dairy & refined sugar-free!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Freezing Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 eggs

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix almond butter, maple syrup & flours together.
  • Form mixture into egg shapes and place in the freezer on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 20-25 minutes.
  • While the eggs are freezing, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together.
  • Coat each egg in melted chocolate until completely covered.
  • Freeze again for 5 minutes and then drizzle eggs with extra chocolate on top if desired.
  • Place back into freezer for another 10-15 minutes and they are ready to go!

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Notes

Remember that this recipe calls for almond butter that is on the more "drippy" thin side.  I linked the almond butter that I use in the recipe.  If you choose to use a different one, you may have to adjust the ingredients.  Make sure when freezing, lay the chocolate covered eggs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
Keyword almond butter, chocolate, Dairy Free, Easter, Healthy Desserts, Paleo
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