Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs

Make your own Easter candy with this easy, no-bake recipe for homemade Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs. 

Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs RecipeWhen I was a child, Easter was one of my favorite holidays, second only to Christmas.  The only thing better than waking up to a bunch of presents under a tree was waking up to a bunch of candy in a basket.

Now for some reason, the Easter Bunny doesn’t visit me anymore.  I wake up on Easter morning and there’s no big basket overflowing with candy waiting for me.  No cute little stuffed animals.  Nada.  Nothing at all.  Don’t really know what that bunny’s deal is, but now if I want treats on Easter, I have to make my own.  Whatever…my treats are better than his anyhow, especially when it’s these Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs.

Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs RecipeThe one thing I don’t miss about the Easter Bunny was the way he would always hide our colored hard boiled eggs in the plantings around the pool.  The eggs would be all sweaty from the hot and humid Florida weather (since it would be about 92 degrees at 8am) and, after I excitingly gathered up all the eggs, my fingertips would turn different colors from the dye dripping off.  Why that bunny didn’t hide plastic eggs filled with more candy instead of real eggs is beyond me.

Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs RecipeMy favorite Easter candy as a child were Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs.  I  loved those little yellow wrapped packages so much and it was the first candy I grabbed from my basket and shoved in my mouth.  I don’t eat them anymore, so when it was time to make an Easter treat recipe for TEA, I knew I had to make a jazzed up version of a Reese’s egg, so I made mine with an all-natural almond butter and crunchy organic brown rice cereal.

Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs RecipeTo get the egg shape, I molded them by hand and it wasn’t that difficult but it was a little more time consuming than I would have liked it to be.  I saw this Megrocle Random Egg-shaped candy mold the other day and thinking of getting it for next time.
Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs RecipeFor the egg’s chocolate coating, I used Enjoy Life Chocolate for the semi-sweet and dark chocolates and Valrhona white chocolate.  Enjoy Life and Valrhona are two brands of chocolate I love and use in most all of my chocolate recipes.

Chocolate melting tip:  There is no better way than Alice Medrich’s way.  She’s brilliant and her method is literally fail-proof.  Works perfectly every single time.

Make your own homemade candy this Easter (or anytime you want candy as dessert) and enjoy these better-than-Reese’s Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs!

 

Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs Recipe

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Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs
 
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Make your own Easter candy with this easy, no-bake recipe for homemade Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs.
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Serves: 34 candies
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups all natural almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups organic crispy brown rice cereal, lightly crushed
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups of your favorite chocolate chips (semi-sweet, dark, and/or white)
  • assorted decorative candies
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over low heat, melt the butter. Remove pot from the heat and stir in the almond butter until smooth and thoroughly combined. Add the vanilla, powdered sugar, and the brown rice cereal.
  2. Using hands, gather enough of the mixture to make a large ball and then mold into an egg shape. Set aside and continue process with remaining mixture.
  3. To melt chocolate: stirring until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  4. Place one egg on a fork and dip into the melted chocolate until full coated. Put the egg on a cooling rack or waxed paper and sprinkle with some decorative candies. Repeat the process with remaining eggs.
  5. Once chocolate eggs are fully dried, store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks (if they last that long!)

Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs Recipe

Comments

  1. says

    That dang easter bunny; why is it that when we hit a certain age, he doesn’t care anymore?? The tooth fairy is the same too. What gives? Anyway, I like your treats better anyway. Who wants sweaty boiled eggs? The Easter bunny can keep those if you ask me. These treats looks scrumptious, girlie, and they look too fun to decorate too! You shaped them by hand? You don’t need no mold! Keep dem dolla bills and spend it on wine or, er, more chocolate. Yeah, yeah. That’s it 😉 Pinning! Have a lovely weekend sugar! XOXO
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  2. says

    Ok, so I’m just thinking about it…I don’t want to see that tooth fairy anyway. That means I ‘d be losing teeth….WTF? Brain fart. Anywho………..it’s Friday so it’s ok if I’m not 100% today. P.S. Send candy.
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  3. says

    I am always fascinated hearing stories about traditions in other parts of the world that I am not familiar with…like the Easter bunny thing. Italy, was too far for him, probably, because we never saw him there 😉 . I really like your hand shaped chocolate eggs! I know with the mold it might have been quicker and cleaner, but you don’t beat the homemade look! I so would like to bite into one of your Crispy Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Egg right now!
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  4. says

    Ummmm, the Easter bunny doesn’t leave me candy anymore either. Should we start a petition or something? I’m starting to think being an adult isn’t all it’s cracked up to be :). These eggs though. . .pb eggs are my favorite Easter treat so I love the idea of an almond butter egg. YUM!

  5. says

    I love, love, love almond butter cookies! What a great idea. I personally would rather have the Easter bunny deliver these to me than straight up candy!!

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