Sunflower Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs anyone? Sunflower Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs are a great alternative to Peanut Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs. Homemade Food Allergy Free Easter Candy.
Since Kay can’t have peanuts yet we figured we’d make our own fun and healthy (since they’re made at home and organic!) Sunflower Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs. Using a non-gmo and organic sunflower seed butter we filled up homemade chocolate Easter Egg shells! What I love so much about this Sunflower Seed filling is that it tastes just like peanut butter!
Last year I made my daughter an allergy free Easter Bunny and S’mores. I figured this year now that she’s a little older and OBSESSED with Surprise Eggs we’d make eggs with a surprise in them! I’m going to be making these the night before Easter and filling with fruits, stickers and of course the Sunflower Seed mixture. I already let her have some of the Sunflower Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs and she loves them!
I’m so excited for our Easter tradition of going to the park and doing a mini egg hunt. We have her follow the eggs until she finds her Easter Basket that the Easter Bunny left for her. 🙂 I’m not sure what the theme of her Easter Basket will be this year yet and that’s because compared to last year she has a LOT more safe foods with her FPIES food allergy.
One thing about the chocolate we used. We used a chocolate that is allergy free. Since the chocolate is allergy free it’s not as easy to work with if you were to get a good quality chocolate. It’s still obviously workable to use allergy free chocolate, but a real quality chocolate will give you much better results and easier to work with.
I started off by making tempering a huge batch of chocolate over a double boiler. I put about 3/4 of the chocolate into the bowl and reserved 1/4 of it for seeding. When tempering chocolate mix continuously and use a thermometer. You want it to hit about 118-120 degrees. Then you’ll add in the 1/4 of the seeding chocolate and bring it down to about 88-90 degrees.
Place the chocolate in your molds and then refrigerate until hardened. We used this Chocolate Easter Bunny Mold and this Chocolate Easter Egg Mold. If the chocolates don’t seem quite ready or aren’t popping out after being in the refrigerator for awhile, pop them in the freezer for 5 minutes.
When your chocolates are done they should just release out of the molds when you set it down on the counter. Crazy and cool, right?!
I just fill it the eggs up with the peanut free sunflower seed filling and then close them up. The best way to get the chocolate to stay together is place them on a cookie sheet that’s really hot from the oven and then the chocolate halves will melt together. If you want you could also dip into the chocolate, but that could be a bit messy, fun but messy! Talking about messy, these are a bit mess but ohhhhh so much fun and delicious too!
If you don’t want a full egg you can do a half egg and fill them with the peanut butter and then a layer of chocolate. Refrigerate again and then pop them out. This will not work if you use candies though.
As I type I hear Kay munching away on all of the chocolate I made while she was sleeping. She loves waking up from a nap and seeing such yummy treats! Now off to enjoy with her, we hope you enjoy too!
- 1 cup organic sunbutter
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup powdered sugar, sifted (we use organic)
- pinch of himalayan sea salt (if sunbutter is unsalted)
- 1 tablespoon melted chocolate
- Mix together all the ingredients and pour into molds or even enjoy with a spoon!
NOTE: Our daughter has FPIES which is different than an Anaphylaxis food allergy reaction. We use a seed butter that is processed in the same facility as peanuts and soy. We recommend that you use your safe seed butter for this recipe, SunButter is a great option! 🙂
My friend Colleen, from the recipe blog Souffle Bombay, gathered a 15 of her fellow Philly Social Media Bloggers to once again share ideas for celebrating Easter! That’s right it’s time once again for #AllThingsEaster!
From a Fizzy Bunny Mimosa to Strawberry Lemon Cake, Sweet & Savory Pies, Fun Treats for Kids and even 10 Brain Boosting Egg Hunt Ideas, we’ve got you covered with eats, treats and ideas to celebrate!
For even more ideas check out our collective post from last year that had 25 fabulous ideas for Easter breakfast, dinner, dessert, cocktails and even something unique to do with leftover Easter eggs. Plus Easter basket ideas, Easter fun & printables!
If you love Pinterest as much as we do…check out our popular All Things Easter Pinterest Board…follow along!
Whether you celebrate Easter, Spring or just a sunny day in general, we hope your day is filled with good times, good friends, good food and memories in the making!
Fun Easter Treats
Coconut Macaroon Egg Nests from The Farm Girl Gabs
Egg Shaped Marshmallow Krispie Treats from Souffle Bombay
Sunflower Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs from Courtney’s Sweets
Peeps S’mores from Can’t Google Everything
Easter Bunny Chow from Girl Gone Mom
Italian Easter Bread from A Grande Life
Delicious Easter Desserts
Strawberry Lemon Cake from A Turtles Life For Me
Carrot Poke Cake from It Is A Keeper
Italian Easter Pies: One sweet, one savory from Teaspoon of Spice
Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting from Momma Lew
White Chocolate Strawberry Cake Roll with Homemade Fudge Drizzle from We’re Parents!?
Black Beans and Coconut Tarts – Frejon from Afropolitan Mom
Fizzy Bunny Mimosa from O’ Boy Organic
Deviled Eggs & Ham Breakfast Sandwich from The Good Mama
Fun for Kids
10 Brain Boosting Egg Hunt Ideas (Without the Candy) from Mommy University
Tie Dyed Easter Eggs from 4 Hats And Frugal