Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs Recipe

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Healthy Sides & Snacks
Chocolate Peanut Butter Healthy Easter Eggs Dessert

Creamy peanut butter is combined with decadent chocolate to create the ultimate healthy Easter dessert. Lightened up to fit your diet, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs are just as delicious as your grandmother’s recipe—minus all the guilt! Whip up a batch of these chocolatey desserts for a quick and easy treat that’ll satisfy all your chocolate cravings the Nutrisystem-approved way.

It’s that time of year—spring is on the horizon, pastel Easter eggs are stocked near every grocery checkout and chocolatey treats line the aisles of every store. The temptations of milk chocolate Easter eggs are enough to make a dieter fall off the straight and narrow and fall victim to the retail world of holiday treats. But don’t fret—thanks to our expert recipe developers here at The Leaf, Nutrisystem’s official blog, we’ve created an array of your favorite healthy Easter recipes that can be enjoyed with zero guilt—including Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs.

Say goodbye to grandma’s recipe ruining your weight loss success, or your willpower waning as you feel yourself succumbing to the festive (and sugary) enticements of the local stores. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs recipe is just what your diet meal plan called for. It’s so delicious, this decadent Easter dessert is bound to become a family favorite for the season.

So, head to the store and walk right past the chocolate eggs, bunnies and all those sugar-filled snacks. All you need to whip up these delicious and chocolatey eggs are five simple ingredients (and you might even have these items sitting in your pantry!). Peanut butter, maple syrup, whole wheat flour, chocolate chips and coconut oil—that’s all it takes to create these Peanut Butter Easter Eggs. Simple enough?!

Often times we fall off track with our diet plans because of hectic schedules and no time to cook or bake. That’s why we like to fill our weight loss blog at The Leaf with plenty of easy-to-make recipes that require little time—so they’re perfect for people with time constraints who are trying to stick to their healthy meal plan. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs are no exception. They’re so delicious, you may just want to make them all year round!

To get started making these peanut-butter-filled desserts, thoroughly mix together peanut butter, syrup and whole wheat flour until a dough-like consistency has formed. Roll about a tablespoon of the peanut butter dough into egg-like shapes and place each “egg” on a lined baking sheet (we suggest using parchment or freezer paper!). Pop the peanut butter eggs in the freezer for about 30 minutes. While the eggs are freezing, begin melting chocolate with coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl.

The Leaf Pro tip: Stir the chocolate every 30 seconds until it’s fully melted to perfect this healthy Easter treat.

Once the peanut butter eggs have frozen and the chocolate is thoroughly melted, add each peanut butter egg to the chocolate and coat one at a time. Once each egg is fully covered in chocolate, place on the lined baking sheet and let the eggs rest at room temperature to harden or pop them in the fridge or freezer to speed up the process! Store the finished Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs in a sealed container in the fridge. Grab one for an on-the-go snack when your sweet tooth starts calling.

One serving of these chocolatey eggs counts as half of a PowerFuel and three Extras on your Nutrisystem meal plan. The recipe yields a whopping 14 eggs, so these are the perfect dessert to whip up in a pinch and share with your family and co-workers. You can even keep them in the fridge for yourself to grab for an on-the-go snack. Clocking in at 162 calories per serving, this chocolate peanut butter treat is a must-try. They are sure to help you avoid overconsumption of unhealthy calories with store-bought candy eggs that are flooding the aisles this time of the year.

Ready to make these delicious Easter treats yet? Your sweet tooth and taste buds are begging you! If you enjoy this healthy recipe, you’ll also love our Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Easter Eggs. Click here to get the recipe! >

Want to stock up on a few more healthier dessert recipes starring everyone’s favorite ingredient, chocolate? We’ve got you covered with plenty of easy-to-make, delicious recipes that will satisfy your sweet cravings without derailing your healthy diet. Check out a few of our favorites below:

No need to worry about “indulging” in one too many of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs when you whip up this tasty treat. We’ve got an easy-to-use food tracker app that does all the work for you and keeps you on track with your meal plan and weight loss goals. NuMi is free to download and provides you with all the tools you need to be successful on your weight loss journey. You can easily log your food, water and daily activity, participate in NuMi challenges, and read plenty of tips and tricks for healthy living and weight loss. Click here to quickly log this recipe into your NuMi journal. >

Don’t let unhealthy Easter treats sabotage your weight loss goals! Get ready for the Easter bunny with our handy candy flow chart below:

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Servings: 14

Calories per Serving: 162

On Nutrisystem, Count As: ½ PowerFuel and 3 Extras

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Mix together peanut butter, syrup and flour.
  2. Roll the peanut butter dough into tablespoon-sized eggs and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or freezer paper. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare the chocolate by melting it with the coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  4. One at a time, dip the peanut butter eggs into the chocolate. Once fully covered, place them back onto the lined baking sheet.
  5. Let the eggs rest at room temperature to harden or place in the fridge or freezer.
  6. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.