Earlier this year over Easter I created a copycat recipe for my favorite childhood treat… Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. I always wondered why they only came out only once a year. Just, why?! Obviously that needed to change so I gathered healthier substitutions (and much fewer ingredients to be honest) than the “junk-filled” recipe called for and made my own! They taste much better in my opinion, and basically melt in your mouth.
Plus now, it’s an any-time-of-year treat 😉 And something I always try and keep stocked in the fridge.
P.s. Bridger LOVES these. Try them out!
Copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (Healthy version!)
- 1/2 cup creamy salted peanut butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp collagen peptides (completely optional! they dissolve right into the "dough")
- 5-6 tbsp coconut flour (or sub 10 tbsp almond flour)
Outer Chocolate Layer
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 chocolate bar (I use Eating Evolved signature dark)
Whisk together creamy peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla extract in medium-sized bowl.
Pour in collagen, if using, and coconut flour, & stir thoroughly.
Form dough into smaller, 1-inch thick balls and lay on parchment paper inside flat dish
Once all dough has been shaped, place in freezer for about 10 minutes to chill/harden.
To make outer chocolate layer, melt coconut oil and broken up chocolate bar in small pot over the stove or in microwave safe bowl for 30-sec intervals until completely liquid, stirring in between.
Once PB balls have hardened, remove from freezer and use two forks to dip in melted chocolate, making sure excess chocolate drips back into bowl before placing back onto parchment paper.
Place entire batch back in the freezer to harden for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy! *store in airtight container in freezer for up to several weeks.
I Made these today and I was so impressed. They are honestly the real deal!
These look amazing! Wonder if they can be modified to comply with a Keto diet?
Elizabeth Raycroft says
Hey! I used lakanto maple syrup to make it keto! No idea what the macros are but I’m willing to sacrifice for these because they’re so good!
What could I use to substitute coconut oil and coconut flour? Would regular AP flour work?
These are THE BOMB. 10/10 – will make again!! So grateful to have this healthy version!!
Cheyenne Brunig says
These are sooooo amazing! I used all almond flour instead of coconut flour and they still turned out perfect. Thanks Rachael 🙂
Think almond butter would work?
Rachael Devaux says
Of course! Any nut butter will work.
How many does this make? Definitely making these today!
Rachael Devaux says
Anywhere from 12-16, depending on how big/small you make the little balls of dough 🙂 Can’t wait to hear what you think!
SO GOOD. i double-dipped em (dipped, froze, dipped again) to get a slightly thicker chocolate coating. sprinkle of flaky salt essential. going to need to keep these stocked always!
Rachel, how many ounces of chocolate would you say is 1 bar? Is it the 2.5 ounce? I have chips on hand. Thanks for the recipe – my friend brought these over last night and I can’t get enough!
What are collagen peptides for?
So good. I would argue they’re even better than the real ones!
Abby Siler says
What other flour could you use? Would oat flour work?
I made these into eggs for Easter and OMG – so good! I think you could even lower the maple syrup to lower the sugar content a little and finish with flaky sea salt!. Maybe like 1.5 tbsp? They were gone so quickly! I recommend doubling it for sure!
These were amazing! I just made them today, and I am going to make sure I always have some on hand in the freezer for a sweet treat!
These are so good and so quick to make! Definitely a go to when I’m in a pinch and need something tasty, and fast!