Chocolate Sunbutter Eggs are a sweet and creamy confection similar to chocolate peanut butter candies, but even better because they’re NUT FREE and safe for those with nut allergies.
This recipe was created for #EasterSweetsWeek! I received samples by some of the sponsor companies. As always, opinions are 100% my own.
My family has deeply rooted Easter traditions. At some point during Holy Week, I’ll bake a batch of hot cross buns. We color perfect hard boiled eggs with natural Easter egg dyes. After church on Sunday, we always have an Easter egg hunt where Bacon Slayer and I fill plastic eggs and hide them for the Sons to find. Now that they’re getting older, we have to come up with creative hiding places to keep the magic alive. We fill the eggs with a variety of things, but there is always candy involved.
Finally! A nut-free candy recipe for Easter.
Being that 5/6 of us are severely allergic to all nuts, another of our Easter traditions is making “safe” version of candy that we wouldn’t be able to enjoy otherwise. One of the most popular candies that my boys have always wondered about are Reese’s chocolate/peanut butter candy.
Since peanut butter is obviously a no-go in my house, I quickly discovered Sunbutter sunflower seed spread. I use it in place of peanut butter in all recipes because it’s so delicious and tastes most like peanut butter of all of the nut free alternatives.
This year, I am making these adorable Chocolate Sunbutter Eggs. The recipe is adapted from my friend Angie/Big Bear’s Wife’s recipe for peanut butter eggs that are popular in Southern churches in her area. Her eggs are just so stinkin’ cute that I wanted to make a safe version for my family.
The resulting Chocolate Sunbutter Eggs are a super delicious chocolate candy with a sweet “nutty” taste that’s safe for those with nut allergies. I gave a few sample eggs to a friends of my boys and they were shocked because they thought I gave them peanut butter candy. They honestly couldn’t tell the difference!
Try Chocolate Sunbutter Eggs today!
I used Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Sugar and Adam’s vanilla extract in creating this recipe. Thank you Dixie Crystals for sponsoring #EasterSweetsWeek! For more inspiration, check out the Dixie Crystals Instagram feed!
Take a look at my other chocolate dessert recipes!