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Peanut Butter Speckled Eggs with Coconut Nests

Easter is almost here, but do not fear, you can make your own {healthy} candy this year! These Peanut Butter Speckled Eggs are cute and delicious and they even come with their own edible coconut nest. Everyone can partake in Easter candy indulging because they are gluten and grain-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegan, and refined sugar-free.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 -10 eggs and 4 nests

Ingredients

SPECKLED EGGS:

  • 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter or cashew butter or almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar coconut sugar will work too
  • 2-4 tablespoons of almond flour or coconut flour if using coconut flour use less
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips Enjoy Life brand
  • Optional: sprinkles

COCONUT NESTS:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes I used the large chunky flakes, but regular-sized flakes are fine
  • 2/3 cup coconut butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of cane sugar can use coconut sugar but nests will not be as white in color

Instructions

  1. To Make the Eggs:
  2. Blend the sugar in a high speed blender for a few seconds to make a fine powder.
  3. Mix the powdered sugar with the peanut butter.
  4. If your peanut butter or nut butter is very sticky and wet add a tablespoon of almond flour or coconut flour so you can form an egg shape with the dough.
  5. If you make 1 tablespoon-sized eggs you will yield 8-10 eggs.
  6. Place them on a parchment-lined plate and then freeze them for one hour.
  7. Melt the chocolate chips over low heat in a small saucepan.
  8. Remove the peanut butter eggs from the freezer and use a spoon to dip them into the melted chocolate, give them a roll to coat, and place them back on the parchment-lined plate and cover with sprinkles.
  9. Place in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to enjoy them!
  10. To Make the Nests:
  11. Melt the coconut butter over low heat in a small saucepan.
  12. Blend the sugar to make a fine powder.
  13. Combine the coconut butter with the coconut flakes and sugar and mix well.
  14. Chill the mixture for about 10-15 minutes in the freezer to allow the coconut butter to solidify somewhat.
  15. Place a small square of parchment paper into 4 small bowls/ramekins.
  16. Press the chilled coconut mixture into each bowl (with the parchment paper between the coconut and the bowl). Use your fingers to firmly compress the coconut mixture into the bowl to make a nest shape.
  17. Freeze the nests for about 1 hour, then remove them from the bowls and store in fridge or freezer until you serve them.
  18. *Note: if you coconut mixture is not sticking together well just add more coconut butter. This is the "glue" that holds it together.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Speckled Eggs with Coconut Nests
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.