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
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.