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Easter Protein Power: Dark Chocolate Protein Easter Eggs

Skip the store-bought, sugar-laced, milk chocolate Easter eggs. Get in the kitchen and make these delicious, protein-packed, dark chocolate eggs instead!

Last year, on my blog, I posted a recipe for a gigantic, protein-filled Easter egg. I called it "The Protein Pow Easter Egg," and it was absolutely ridiculous. It contained more than 1,300 calories, 110 grams of protein, 74 grams of fat, and 39 grams of carbs! The thing was a beast and, needless to say, it took several wonderful days to demolish.

I didn't want to make the same thing again this year. I wanted to make something less intimidating—something a bit less extreme and more inviting. So I made some regular-sized Easter eggs and filled them with an extremely tasty protein filling before encasing them in dark chocolate. The result was nothing short of spectacular.

I hope you find the time to make a few of these eggs. Even if you don't hunt for them, creating and eating them will make your holiday season a lot more fun! My eggs are tastier than regular sugar-and-fat chocolate Easter eggs and, owing to the antioxidant content of their dark chocolate filling and coating, they're also much better for you.

You can even take an egg or two to the gym this weekend and munch them with gusto after your Easter workout. Or, wrap a bunch of the eggs in colored foil and hide them around your house for your fit little ones! You can even devise an exercise routine in your backyard involving different workout hurdles to get to each protein egg. This year's egg hunt will be like none you've ever experienced!

Dark Chocolate Protein Easter Eggs ///

Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a bowl, mix the protein powder, cocoa, coconut flour and milk until a thick paste—kind of like a dough—is formed. You need to roll the dough into "eggs," so if your mix is too runny or sticky, add a touch more coconut flour until it gets to the right consistency. (Be careful! Too much coconut flour will make the filling too fibrous.)
    Note: If you don't have coconut flour, you can use casein instead.
  2. Form six "eggs" out of the batter by rolling them with your hands, and proceed to melt your dark chocolate in a bain marie, or a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water.
  3. When the chocolate has melted, dip your "eggs" to create a chocolate shell, and then place the chocolate-coated eggs on a baking tray lined with baking paper or foil.
  4. Put them in the freezer for an hour or so. That's it! Your eggs are ready to eat.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Nutrition Facts, per egg
Amount per serving
Calories 150.8
Total Fat7g
Total Carbs7.46g
Protein10.7g
Fiber3.28g
Protein Easter Eggs PDF (179 KB)


Alternative Options ///

Instead of hand-rolling the eggs, you can use an egg-shaped silicone mold, like the ones used to make cake-pops, especially if you want to keep your eggs completely oval.

You can also make the eggs smaller—say, half the size of mine—so you can dip them in the chocolate using a toothpick, which you can then prop somewhere so the chocolate sets in a completely oval shape. They'll look like proper little Easter Eggs! Wrap them in colored foil for the final touch of Easter boom.


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Anna's passion for exercise and nutrition inspired her to create proteinpow.com while she was still in the last year of her Ph.D. program.

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xrizzox

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hope this works with coconut milk

Mar 29, 2013 6:30pm | report
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I'm cooking these and taking them to the gym!

Mar 29, 2013 7:43pm | report
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Yesssss :-D

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emilymann17

This may have to become a cheeky chocolatey snack for me to keep me away from the real choccies!

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JonathanWinbush

All we need is to add peanut butter and we have a perfect healthy alternative to a Reese cup

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MY NAME IS FRED JUST GETTING PUMP UP DO YOU NO A GOOD SNACK AT NITE I GET HUGNRY AT TIMES TRYING NO TO EAT FOOD.

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MY NAME IS FRED JUST GETTING PUMP UP DO YOU NO A GOOD SNACK AT NITE I GET HUGNRY AT TIMES TRYING NO TO EAT FOOD.

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MY NAME IS FRED JUST GETTING PUMP UP DO YOU NO A GOOD SNACK AT NITE I GET HUGNRY AT TIMES TRYING NO TO EAT FOOD.

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Um okay Fred

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They should posted this article before Easter Day lol

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Yep!!

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