KETO, LOW CARB & GLUTEN-FREE HOMEMADE DARK CHOCOLATE EASTER EGGS
Making your own Easter eggs is much easier than you might think and means that you can enjoy low-sugar, low-carb Easter treats that are free from harmful refined sugars and are Keto friendly! This recipe includes coconut oil and added collagen peptides for a healthful dose of essential amino acids and good quality fats - turns out the Easter bunny is on a health kick!
IS DARK CHOCOLATE HEALTHY?
Dark chocolate is free from the heaps of added refined sugars you will find in conventional milk chocolate. It has a very high percentage of cocoa (the higher the better), which is derived from the seed of the cacao tree and is a 100% natural, real food ingredient. Amongst other healthful nutrients, high percentage dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants.
🍫 We love Montezuma's 100% Absolute Black Dark Chocolate which is the highest percentage of cocoa you can get!
HOW CAN I MAKE MY OWN EASTER EGGS?
You may have never considered making your own Easter eggs before, as on the surface it looks pretty tricky! You do need a silicone egg mould to make your chocolate eggs, but aside from that it's actually pretty straightforward.
🐣 We used an 8 egg mould like this one for our recipe
There's only 3 real food ingredients and once they're melted together you simply pour them into the non-stick moulds. Once set, your Easter eggs will easily pop out and are ready to be decorated.
IS COCONUT OIL HEALTHY?
Coconut oil is an extremely healthful fat which is a great addition to Low Carb, Keto and Paleo lifestyles. Coconut oil is a good source of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT's) which provide an efficient source of energy for the body and also help to boost levels of HDL or 'good' cholesterol.
Hunter & Gather MCT Oil is 100% coconut derived and is a pure source of MCTs. It has a neutral taste and is easily added to food and drinks for a healthful dose of essential fatty acids. You can learn more about MCT Oil in the articles below.
🥥 MCT Oil: The high quality fat you've never heard of
🥥 MCT's: Why all fats aren't created equal
HOW CAN I HAVE A HEALTHY EASTER?
Easter weekend doesn't have to revolve around sugar! There are loads of great ways you can celebrate Easter with the kids (or with your fellow young at heart adult!) that don't involve junk food.
Of course, making your own Keto dark chocolate Easter eggs is a great place to start! Once you've done that, check out the article below for some inspiration for a happy, healthy and fun Easter weekend!
🐰 Fun ways to spend Easter weekend that don't involve sugar!
Dark Chocolate Keto Easter Eggs
Keto, Paleo & Gluten-Free
Makes 8 Servings
NUTRITIONAL INFO (PER SERVING - 1/2 an egg):
Of which saturates: 8.7g
Of which sugars: 0g
WHAT YOU NEED (INGREDIENTS):
- 4 bars of Montezuma’s 100% Dark Chocolate (4 x 90g bars)
- 1 tablespoon Extra-Virgin coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons Hunter & Gather Collagen Peptides
Optional serving suggestions: additional chocolate for drizzling, coconut flakes, crushed nuts and freeze dried fruit.
Tip: If you are decorating your eggs with additional chocolate, you can grab a bundle of 5 Absolute Black Chocolate Bars from Montezuma's which is ideal for this recipe!
WHAT YOU DO (METHOD):
- In a large bowl, break up the dark chocolate into small chunks and add the coconut oil
- Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil either over a shallow pan of simmering water or in the microwave at 30 second increments, stirring regularly
- Once the chocolate has melted, remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the collagen peptides until thoroughly combined
- Pour the chocolate mixture into a silicone egg-shaped mould (you can use a jug if easier) and then place in the freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour
- Once set, carefully pop out the eggs - if desired, drizzle with extra chocolate and the optional toppings
- Allow to set and enjoy!
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