Spring has sprung!! Sorry to all you east coasters that are still getting inches of snow, that’s rough. Over here in the north west it’s been sunny sunny sunny.
It was so sunny on my run yesterday I felt wildly overdressed. It’s almost time to bust out the running tanks, my favorite! I feel like a cartoon in this picture.
Spring means flowers, sun, birds, birds mating, and Easter for those of you that celebrate. I’d be lying if I said Easter didn’t make me think of candy, eggs, and searching for money in a giant yard. As I get older I am trying to appreciate the real meaning behind Easter, with maybe a chocolate egg or two. Before I went vegan my go to chocolate egg was none other than the Reese’s egg. The thick PB center was far more delicious than their regular PB cup. Any holiday Reese’s was divine.
Last year I tried to give my love to another, which was a terrible mistake. Nothing compares. Sorry TJ’s, I love you, and I love your candy, but your choc eggs suck. Since Easter isn’t complete without chocolate covered eggs. I made my own! I was inspired by this recipe, and if you want a non vegan version give it a try! They also have more pictures, and better egg shaping skills.
Before you judge my egg shaping skills, I’ll have you know that no matter what the shape..everything goes in and out of the same place. So deal with it.
Chocolate PB Eggs
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup PB (I used chunkaayy!)
- 2 tblsp Earth Balance butter
- 1-3 tablespoons almond milk (depending on texture)
- 1.5 cups of semisweet or dark (dairy free) chocolate chips
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
Mix together the powdered sugar, peanut butter, and butter. Add the milk one tablespoon at a time until it becomes a nice workable dough. Form the dough into egg shapes, or dinosaur turds, and place in the freezer for about an hour.
I used the stove to melt my chocolate chips and coconut oil, but a microwave would work too. Dip each egg into the melted chocolate and place on wax paper.
I put mine back into the freezer to set up. The coconut oil will make these melt quick at room temperature, and I like my treats cold anyway. This made about 16 sm/med eggs. Which were gone in two days..between three people.
These were delicious, and I think it’s time for another sugar detox!! Would you believe I pulled a muscle in my neck reaching for a cupcake?? I did pull a muscle, I’m not sure how, but I’m going to pretend it’s a sign to cut back on sugar…again. HA!
Q: Favorite Easter time treat???
50 thoughts on “Spring Eggs”
di @ life of di.
Yum! I can’t wait to enjoy some peanut butter/chocolate treats on Easter. I know what you mean about thinking more about the truth behind Easter though. Right there with ya! 🙂
GiGi Eats Celebrities
SPRING MEANS = closer to THANKSGIVING!!!! Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! I am sorry, but I am obsessed with Thanksgiving, it’s ALWAYS on the brain!! 😀
Spring also means, closer to when you might come to Cali so we can streak through Hollywood and get tasered! YES!
Wasn’t it an awesome weekend in the PNW? I know i took full advantage…and yay to running tanks too…I know I am a dude but I can admire a thing of beauty 😛
I am a sucker for the Cadbury Mini-Eggs. I’ve had one little bag so far this year, but I intend to limit it to that. I might have to try making the peanut butter eggs though! My husband loves them, and I wouldn’t mind sneaking a couple myself!
Alex @ therunwithin
holy whoa these sound good. just so good. I am more of a pure sugar girl when it comes to easter aka the jelly beans. I could get myself sick off of those
I’m jealous that spring is there for you. Why does it have to be cold and snowy on the east coast?! Not fair. I love sunshine and chirping birds and warm weather and shorts and just all around SUMMER. Okay, rant over. Those chocolate eggs you made look delicious. If they were filled with cookie butter instead of peanut butter, I’d totes eat them.
I’m one of those that are still living in inches of snow at the minute. No sun here. 😦 BUT two of my daffodils came through the snow this weekend and are making me feel a little more hopeful that sometime soon I can run in tanks again too!!!
I am not judging your egg shaping skills. I’m sure eggs come in all shapes and sizes, just like people right?!
Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
I love how few ingredients you used for your recipe. Sometimes I find recipes that I like but if they have too many ingredients I’m like on to the next! These look awesome. I love those Reeces eggs but these are way better without all the random chemicals. Yum!
Angela @ Health's Angel
Omg. I want that entire plate in front of me right now. Reese’s eggs are delicious but these sound even better.
An Unrefined Vegan
Seriously – the Reese’s eggs and the ones they do for Christmas – it’s like they put a whole different kind of PB in there! What gives?! Having said that, I’ll take your version over theirs any day (and not just cuz I’m vegan and such).
MMM chocolate covered eggs have got to be my favorite! These look yum!
I wish I could get myself to make these but I’m having a rough time eating sweets lately. Even though I’ll pick at things I bake and will eat them… The “negating” calories event seems to occur a lot more than I would like it to these days. I feel SO blob-ish. Please send me eggs. I’ll throw them in the freezer since they will melt so when I pull it out it’ll be a HUGE balls of vegan goodness.
My favorite Easter treat? Def. the Easter eggs too! Somtimes I’ll eat a Peep, and then wonder why because I sort of think they’re distuisting..but still it seems like every year, they leer me in with their sparkling sugar and cute little faces. I’m trying to think of a dessert to take to a get-together this Sunday, and these eggs might be a wnner. P.S. I think your egg shaping skills are just fine – they lookas good as any others I’ve seen.
Those eggs looks delish! I would take them in any shape or form! What could you use in place of the coconut oil?
I really like the Cadbury Creme eggs 🙂 MMmmm and deviled eggs (an Easter staple at our house.)
I like GiGi Eats Celebrities response about it being close to Thanskgiving, haha! I share the same love of that Holiday!
You could use any other oil, it just helps to make the chocolate creamy. You could use shortening, or even butter. Thanksgiving is going to come quick!
Can I please steal your weather?!? And maybe some of those eggs, k, thanks! I love Reese’s eggs, Cadburry Creme eggs & the Cadburry mini eggs. Wow, I just love Easter candy. Happy Spring 🙂
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
Not sure if you have them in the US but here in Australia we have Cadbury Creme Eggs that are Easter eggs filled with yellow and white caramel to resemble a real egg and they are delicious!
Choc Chip Uru
mmm I am so close to devouring this delicious easter egg recipe 😀
Choc Chip Uru
A traditional Greek brioche-like sweet scented with Greek mastic… Maybe I should post the recipe… not very vegan I’m afraid (there’s eggs & butter) but you could work your magic and replace all necessary ingredients! 🙂
Mmm, the chocolate eggs you made look like they’re from a bakery! No joke!
I am SO jealous of your sun. I haven’t run outside in AGES!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Not gonna lie… Easter candy is one of the things I look forward to most in spring. I definitely try to keep the real meaning of Easter in mind, but I’m just not willing to let go of that childhood nostalgia. I’ve never had a Resse’s egg thanks to my allergy to peanuts, but I’m perfectly content with that because Mini Eggs and jelly beans are more than enough to keep me in a constant sugar high.
Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness
I can’t wait tell that spring weather is here for good! Those eggs sound great, I’m sure mine would end up looking way less egg like.
Life After Swimming
Heck yes — AMEN to the fact that the normal cups are not anywhere near as tasty as the shapes. YUM! I should make some 🙂 Now you can have them even when it isn’t a holiday!
Easter is definitely one of my lesser favorite holidays, I’m a bit ashamed to admit b/c I also feel I should try to appreciate the deeper meaning behind it. However, I also associate it primarily with candy, hunting for money inside plastic eggs in the backyard, and dying eggs.
I’m surprised to be able to admit this, but i don’t think I’ve actually ever eaten a Reese’s pb egg! Regardless, I’m gonna I’d bet good money that the Reese’s pb Easter egg would be my ultimate favorite Easter treat 😀
(Those are some fantastic looking homemade PB eggs! I greatly admire your creativity and motivation for making some many delicious and relatively healthy creations in your home!)
Amy @ A Desert Girl
Reeses PB eggs. By far my most favorite. Hands down.
Peeps creep me out.
I LIKE your results in shaping the eggs! They look rustic and hearty and perfectly imperfect.
Matt @ The Athlete's Plate
I LOVE Reese’s PB eggs.
It’s the weather amazing lately!? SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR TANKS! Those PB eggs look and sound so good. I just got home, I’m starving, and am wishing you could teleport that entire plate to my front door… and you too of course! 😀 YUM.
Tessa at Amazing Asset
Poop on your and your warm weather! 😉 Totes magotes kidding but yeah, I am jealous in this here parts! No snow to speak of but it’s too darn cold, sunny though
Agreeing with you on reeses pb eggs and yep, the original is the way to go! I have never tried TJs brand but some of their candy is a bit errr no good, so I can see why this coundn’t be a proper sub!
Oh good lord. I am making those pronto! A preggo girl gots ta eat!
I love you and this. The reeses eggs are the best! Your’s look pretty fantastic too, any time I try to make chocolate covered treats (it has been a long while) they end up looking anything but pretty and the kitchen is a mess. SO more power to you for still trying : )
Vegan chocolate covered eggs?? WITH PB?? Um, yes please!! You are speaking my language! 😉
Natalie @ will jog for food
Those look awesome!
I love Cadbury Eggs and Peeps. I’m surprised I haven’t caved in and bought any yet.
Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel
oh oh oh I wanna try making that. looks much better than store bought anything. at least we know what goes in!! gotta try!
Change of Pace
Adorable photo of you!
My fave Easter treat was always a Cadbury Cream Egg. No I’m really digging the Caramilk eggs. Not a good thing.
Oh yum! They look scrumptious. I’m there!
My hubby adores chocolate and peanut butter. If I’m feeling generous, I may make these for him 😉
Yum! Just wrote down the recipe. Joshua will love these 🙂 🙂
I wish it would feel like spring here haha! At least the sun is out today 😀 I have actually never had a reeses egg (shocker lol) but I am quite fond of the Easter colored m&ms 😉
I’ll be posting an egg recipe soon too! I used a different recipe but I can totally agree on the difficulty of shaping these little guys!
It’s finally starting to feel like spring here thank goodness-but it’s less exciting this year since I don’t have a summer to look forward to at all. 4 months of army training is NOT how I want to spend my summer.
the holiday reeses things are hands down the BEST. nomnom.
Alex @ Brain, Body, Because
I envy your sunshine! We have had none 😦 My new game is that I say the word “sun” like I have never heard it before and don’t understand the concept: “su…un? su-un-o? snow?”
Also, when Chris first went veg, his mom totally cut easter “eggs” out of tofu for him! 😀
I’d use chunky PB, too. Mmmmmm….
Omg yum! My hubs literally just bought some Reese’s eggs but I’d much rather make my own! These sound amazing
Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani)
Believe it or not- despite my many years living in London, I have still never tried Cadbury’s Creme Eggs but I’ve only heard good things about them! My favorite Easter candy will forever be Cadbury’s Mini Eggs…those things can get dangerous if you know what I mean ;)!
You pulled your neck reaching for a cupcake? Oh LAWD have mercy!! My favorite Easter candy is those malted eggs. I haven’t had them in two years since I stopped eating candy but I still crave them this time of year. *sigh* Believe it or not, I ran in shorts and a tank yesterday. Spring is here, too!
The PB reeses eggs were always fun treats to eat when I was younger. Haven’t had one in a while though. It must have hurt, but it made me smile when I read that you pulled a muscle reaching for a cupcake!
ahhhhhhhh you are my fav person ever for making these!! i gotta make them asap! Love that pic of you, I always try to take pics like that as I am on my run and always make faces like that. I can’t wait to get out of all the layers of running gear, so ready for shorts and tanks!
I don’t know what you’re talking about, I think you did a pretty great job on those eggs. Mine would be a disastrous mess.
Reese’s eggs are the best and far superior to their regular cups. I haven’t had one in forever because their sketchy ingredients, and I have missed them so. I am totally making these because they are sketch free and sound magically delicious. You have single-handidly saved my Easter. Kisses.
PS. Max tore into two loaves of bread in the past 5 days, with the most recent attack happening only an hour ago. We are so not speaking right now!!
Christina Does It All
can we please hang out and eat those eggs together?!?!? right now?
Rach @ This Italian Family
Yay for Spring time weather and Easter! 🙂