Get your cooking gear together, today we are making Healthy Bounty Easter Eggs (refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free), which are simply SO GOOD. If you’re wanting to avoid extra chocolate this easter, this is an option that is refined sugar free and more nutritious than regular chocolate. It is quite energy dense so do you best not to go to town on the whole lot at once (I did, #guiltyascharged #whoops).
Why do we eat eggs at easter?
Easter is one of my favourite times of the year! The meaning of Easter reflects the most important thing in my life, so I love to celebrate it with eggs! Eggs represent the new life Jesus Christ offers us through his death and resurrection, which paid the price for all our wrong doings and gives us direct access to God – both now and forever. We are offered a clean slate before God and we don’t have to DO anything except, just acknowledge Jesus is Lord and ask for forgiveness for the wrong things we’ve done. Simple! I’m so thankful for this gracious gift God has given us as there is no way I could ‘keep all the rules’ to make myself right with God, I’m always stuffing up. Well worth celebrating I think!
Healthy Bounty Easter Eggs Recipe (Refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free)
- for the filling -
- 1 C desiccated coconut
- 1 T coconut oil
- 1T rice malt syrup
- 2 T coconut cream
- 2 T coconut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- for the coating -
- 2 T cocoa
- 4 T coconut oil
- 2 tsp rice malt syrup
- 50g Dark chocolate for drizzle (optional, I like to use whittakers 72% or Lindt 90% as both are dairy free - although allergen advice for both says they MAY contain milk and for the Whittakers gluten, so be careful if you react to contaminated foods)
- Melt the filling coconut oil, coconut butter, and rice malt syrup, either on a low heat on the stove, or at 10 second intervals in the microwave.
- Pour into a medium sized bowl and then add remaining ingredients. Stir together until combined.
- Form the mixture into egg-like shapes by scooping a heaped teaspoon, and pressing firmly. If you find the mix isn’t holding its shape, pop it into the freezer for a few minutes to stiffen up. Place your eggs onto a lined tray, and allow to harden in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
- In the meantime, melt together your coating. Place ingredients in a heatproof dish, set over a saucepan of simmering water, and whisk together.
- Once the filling is cold and firm, dip in the chocolate coating, and return to the tray to set.
- For an optional more chocolate-y flavour with a thicker outer texture, melt dark chocolate on the stovetop and drizzle over the coated eggs.
- Set in the fridge, and store until ready to eat!
Easter Eggs sweetened with rice malt syrup
These are not overly sweet, so you could always sneak in a little extra rice malt syrup! Currently not eating a lot of refined sugar, I love them as written.
Try it as a refined sugar free bounty bar recipe!
Love the look of this recipe, but it’s not easter? Instead of shaping them as eggs, set them in mini bar trays to become healthy bounty bars or roll them in balls for bounty balls – YUM!
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