Vegan Peanut Butter Easter Eggs and a New Giveaway!

As I write this post I'm sitting on the ferry from Victoria to Vancouver. It's a verrry windy day and the whitecaps are huge. We're swaying back and forth lol. You wouldn't know this but I have a wind phobia. I'm fine with spiders, heights, and thunder - but wind gives me terrible anxiety. Anyway! Back to this post. Today I'm sharing a recipe for Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs! I grew up loving the unhealthy kind and always got a big one in my Easter basket. Thank goodness there's a healthy version for anything these days.

And we have 5 winners for the Yo Fiit giveaway (a mixed box of their vegan bars). Congrats to Megan L, Jo Vanderwolf, Laura Carbone, Elana Ward, and Jen L.

Today I have another great giveaway for you! I've teamed up with a local company here in Victoria called Island Nut Roastery to bring you their fabulous nut butters. They're all rich, thick, and creamy.

Three lucky winners will receive a jar either peanut butter, cashew butter, or almond butter! These are my favourites of their products but you can see the rest of their offerings HERE.

I used Island Nut Roastery peanut butter to make the peanut butter eggs, and I used their cashew butter in the frosting.

At first glance you might think that this recipe is too complicated and finicky but I promise its actually quite easy - you don't have to do the extra step of decorating like I did. You can just dip them in the chocolate and call it a day.

I used beet root powder for the pink, turmeric for the yellow, and blue majik for the blue OR you can use a little bit of spirulina for light green.

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Peanut Butter Eggs

1/2 cup roasted peanut butter

1/3 cup blanched almond flour

1 tablespoon coconut flour

2 tablespoons coconut nectar, or to taste

1 1/2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl by hand. Place into the fridge for at least 1 hour, or until the mixture firms up to the touch. Now roll into 10-12 balls depending on the size of the egg you prefer. Gently pinch each side of the ball to form an egg shape. Place into the freezer while melting the chocolate.

Chocolate

2 cups dark chocolate of choice

2 teaspoons melted coconut oil

Slowly melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pot of hot water.

Assembly

Dip a chilled peanut butter egg into the melted chocolate and then use a fork to lift it out and onto a parchment paper lined tray. Repeat with all of them.

Coloured Frosting/Drizzle #1

2 tablespoons melted coconut butter

2 tablespoons cashew butter

2 tablespoons xylitol, powdered and sifted

Whisk all ingredients together until smooth, making sure to keep them warm. Separate into 3 small bowls and add colours of your choice. Use beet root powder, turmeric, blue majik, and/or spirulina.

OR you can use this coconut drizzle that I used on top of my hemp protein bars.

Coconut Frosting/Drizzle #2

2 tablespoons melted coconut butter

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

3-4 tablespoons water

Whisk all ingredients together starting with 2 tablespoons of water and adding enough while whisking to create a smooth consistency.

Use a piping bag or a plastic baggie with the tip cut off to pipe the frostings onto the eggs and then set in the fridge for at least 20 minutes until the frosting firms up.

Giveaway!

Island Nut Roastery is giving away a jar of their peanut butter, almond butter, and cashew butter. 3 winners will each receive a jar.

To Enter:

  1. Answer in the comment section below: what is your favourite kind of nut or seed butter? (Mine is a tie between peanut butter and almond butter).
  2. For a bonus entry "like" Island Nut Roastery on Facebook (and leave a new comment saying "liked INR).
  3. For a second bonus entry, "like" Sweetly Raw on Facebook (and then leave a comment here saying "liked SRD").

 

The contest is open to Canadian residents.

3 winners will be randomly selected and contacted on April 15th. You'll have 24 hours to reply via email with your mailing address.

Best of luck! 🙂

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97 Comments
  1. John Rokas
    April 10, 2017 at 06:22
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    ALMOND ,CASHEW AND PEANUT BUTTER

  2. April 10, 2017 at 07:56
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    Mmm, these eggs look so cute, Heather! How lucky are your CA followers <3

    • sweet_raw
      April 10, 2017 at 17:01
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      Thanks Natalia! xo

  3. Deanna
    April 10, 2017 at 10:20
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    Crunchy peanut butter is my favorite!!!

  4. Jill B
    April 10, 2017 at 10:33
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    My favorite is almond butter, but I do like all the nut butters! Yum!!

  5. Gail
    April 10, 2017 at 12:35
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    My favorite nut butter is cashew and then almond. Thanks for the opportunity to win some nut butters!

  6. Gail
    April 10, 2017 at 16:37
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    Liked Island Nut Roastery on FB.

  7. Aimee B.
    April 10, 2017 at 16:45
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    I think my favorite kind of nut butter is peanut butter, but I also love chocolate hazelnut butter and maple almond. :)

  8. Aimee B.
    April 10, 2017 at 16:46
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    Liked INR. :)

  9. Aimee B.
    April 10, 2017 at 16:46
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    Liked SRD. :)

  10. Suzanne Favot
    April 10, 2017 at 17:51
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    Liked INR :) :) :)

  11. Suzanne Favot
    April 10, 2017 at 17:52
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    LOVE SRD :) :) :)

  12. Jenn
    April 10, 2017 at 18:28
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    Cashew butter!

  13. Jenn
    April 10, 2017 at 18:29
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    Liked INR

  14. Jenn
    April 10, 2017 at 18:29
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    Liked SRD!

  15. Megan C
    April 10, 2017 at 18:39
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    Definitely making these this weekend for Easter! My favorite nut butter is almond, especially when it's maple-flavored 😊 Liked INR and of course liked SRD!

    • sweet_raw
      April 10, 2017 at 20:29
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      Awesome Megan, I hope you like them! :))

  16. April 10, 2017 at 19:06
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    Mine is a tie between peanut butter and almond butter too!! But I've never had cashew butter, so would love to give it a try too!

    • sweet_raw
      April 10, 2017 at 20:30
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      Cashew butter is especially smooth and creamy!

  17. April 10, 2017 at 19:06
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    Liked INR :)

  18. April 10, 2017 at 19:07
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    Liked SRD! (already did for a long while ;) )

  19. Isabelle Martin
    April 10, 2017 at 19:43
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    The best nut butter I've ever tasted - besides the ones I make myself! - is ''Nuts for Nature'' Nut & Seed Butter. Il's a blend of cashews, almonds, chia seeds, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds & hazelnuts. It is to DIE for. Here in Quebec, it's available at Costco

    • sweet_raw
      April 10, 2017 at 20:30
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      Yummm that sounds like a delicious blend!!!

  20. Aviva
    April 10, 2017 at 19:58
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    What I won? Lol seriously? Omg!!

    • sweet_raw
      April 10, 2017 at 20:31
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      Lol, yes you won a box of YoFiit bars, please check your email :)

  21. Kelly kristy
    April 10, 2017 at 20:18
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    Almond butter if I had to choose!

  22. April 10, 2017 at 20:22
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    I used to do organic locally sourced cashew butter and peanut butter back in India. I still love casbew and peanut butters. But cashew gives a very different flavour when roasted and grinded into butter. It is smooth creamy and decadent. :)

    • sweet_raw
      April 10, 2017 at 20:31
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      Mmm yes I agree!!

  23. April 10, 2017 at 23:24
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    Its a cross between PB and Almond butter... lately I'm more of a PB fan, Liked INR and SRD

  24. Isabelle Martin
    April 10, 2017 at 23:37
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    Liked SRD! :-)

  25. Sandra
    April 11, 2017 at 00:24
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    SRD :)

  26. Sandra
    April 11, 2017 at 00:25
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    INR :)

  27. Sandra
    April 11, 2017 at 00:27
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    All of them are my favourite!! Any of them, by the spoonful!!!I Love love love nut butters. Thanks for the chance to win :).

  28. April 11, 2017 at 02:07
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    I have an obsession with anything nut butter but lately my fave has been pumpkin seed butter, not a nut but still so good!

  29. Sarah
    April 11, 2017 at 02:27
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    cashew butter or peanut butter :)

  30. Sarah
    April 11, 2017 at 02:28
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    i liked srd

  31. Sarah
    April 11, 2017 at 02:29
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    i liked inr :)

  32. Rhianna
    April 11, 2017 at 03:20
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    I love pumpkin seed butter! It's a must try if you haven't already!

  33. sarah
    April 11, 2017 at 04:14
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    cant get enough almond butter!

  34. April 11, 2017 at 05:11
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    I am kind of nuts about good peanut butter - I just can't help myself!

  35. April 11, 2017 at 08:00
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    all nut butters, but hazelnut is my fav!!!! My favourite family memory was when I was five and my grandma would make me hazelnut butter and jelly sandwiches.

  36. April 11, 2017 at 08:01
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    Crunchy peanut butter is my go-to! Liked both Facebook pages!

  37. Melissa
    April 11, 2017 at 14:42
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    Peanut butter! Cashew & Almond are a close second.

  38. April 11, 2017 at 17:34
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    Cashew to me is the best, but I love Almond as well: Like NIR, already like SRD.

  39. marci cohen
    April 11, 2017 at 22:25
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    peanut butter is my favorite. and i have to tell you...i made your chocolate peanut butter balls for passover last nite & they were soooo good!! the pb has a mousse-like consistency. they were a huge hit with everyone.i was told i have to make them for every holiday!!

    • sweet_raw
      April 12, 2017 at 15:51
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      Yay! That's so great to hear Marci, I'm glad everyone enjoyed :))

  40. marci cohen
    April 11, 2017 at 22:26
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    oops...forgot to say liked srd & nir

  41. Jen
    April 12, 2017 at 00:14
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    I like cashew butter the most but they are all delicious!

  42. Dominique
    April 12, 2017 at 02:25
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    Peanut butter!!

  43. Dominique
    April 12, 2017 at 02:27
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    Liked INR

  44. Dominique
    April 12, 2017 at 02:27
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    Liked sweetly raw on Facebook

  45. April 12, 2017 at 16:21
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    I love all nut butters but nothing beats peanut butter.

  46. April 12, 2017 at 17:29
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    I am just in love with all the organic nut butters! I do not know that brand, so I would be thrilled to win and have the opportunity to taste it. My favorite one, at the moment, is almond cashew. Your Easter eggs are adorable!

    • sweet_raw
      April 13, 2017 at 03:12
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      Almond cashew together sounds amazing! And thank you, they're a fun little easter treat :))

  47. mollyparnis
    April 12, 2017 at 20:17
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    My favorite is peanut butter but i love almond butter too. (\__/) (=’.’=) (“)_(“)

    • sweet_raw
      April 13, 2017 at 03:13
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      Haha love the bunny!!

  48. mollyparnis
    April 12, 2017 at 20:17
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    liked SRD

  49. mollyparnis
    April 12, 2017 at 20:18
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    liked INR

  50. April 12, 2017 at 20:56
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    Almond butter, all day every day!

    • sweet_raw
      April 13, 2017 at 03:15
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      Love it!

  51. D. Eppich
    April 12, 2017 at 22:24
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    I love cashew butter (although I really like the peanut butter in your chocolate peanut butter balls - heavenly!).

    • sweet_raw
      April 13, 2017 at 03:15
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      Ah, so glad you made the PB balls! :)

  52. April 13, 2017 at 02:58
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    I'm still a peanut butter fan, though I must say that cashew butter probably comes a close second. Now if only cashews were a little cheaper.... Lovely easter eggs by the way. I've heard about the chocolate/coconut shell technique before and it really does look like it does a wonderful job!

    • sweet_raw
      April 13, 2017 at 03:16
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      Thank you so much! I had fun making them.

  53. Rebecca
    April 13, 2017 at 03:23
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    peanut butter!

  54. Lalita zatz
    April 13, 2017 at 03:32
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    Macadamia nut butter!

    • sweet_raw
      April 14, 2017 at 00:12
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      Ohh yes another great one!!!

  55. Jessie
    April 13, 2017 at 04:14
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    My favorite is smooth peanut butter!

  56. Jessie
    April 13, 2017 at 04:19
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    Liked INR!

  57. April 13, 2017 at 06:56
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    Beautiful recipe. My fave nut butter is almond (with some cocoa in it!)

    • sweet_raw
      April 14, 2017 at 00:13
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      Thank you! :) Ooh I like the cocoa addition!

  58. Angela B
    April 13, 2017 at 19:33
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    Peanut butter!

  59. Angela B
    April 13, 2017 at 19:34
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    Liked SRD!

  60. Tida
    April 14, 2017 at 00:16
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    Peanut butter! Can't get enough of the stuff 🙂. SRD

  61. avivathierry
    April 14, 2017 at 00:49
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    Pb, cashew and almond! Woo-hoo!

  62. avivathierry
    April 14, 2017 at 00:51
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    Liked INR

  63. Maria
    April 14, 2017 at 06:57
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    I really like nuts to you's crunchy peanut butter but for a few years, I avoided it altogether and ate almond butter instead (or almond/hazelnut butter, or cashew butter). yum!

  64. Maria
    April 14, 2017 at 07:06
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    I like SRD

  65. Maria
    April 14, 2017 at 07:08
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    I like INR

  66. Nicole S
    April 14, 2017 at 13:56
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    My favourite is almond butter.

  67. Karen Dillon
    April 14, 2017 at 15:46
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    These eggs look like fun to make and even more to eat. I want to try this recipe. My favorite nut butter is raw almond with honey... I could eat the whole jar in one sitting....I liked INR and of course SRD

    • sweet_raw
      April 15, 2017 at 02:48
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      Thank you! I hope you give the PB eggs a try. The almond butter with honey sounds amazing!

  68. Karen Dillon
    April 14, 2017 at 15:49
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    I liked INR

  69. Karen Dillon
    April 14, 2017 at 15:49
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    Liked SRD

  70. Becky
    April 15, 2017 at 04:39
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    almond butter

  71. Arielle
    April 15, 2017 at 16:00
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    Any nut butter. But maybe pecan-almond is my very fav right now.

  72. Morgan
    April 16, 2017 at 13:34
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    I love cashew butter. Def my favourite.

  73. Morgan
    April 16, 2017 at 13:34
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    Liked sweetly raw on facebook

  74. Morgan
    April 16, 2017 at 13:35
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    Liked INR

  75. Pam
    April 17, 2017 at 23:23
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    Cashew butter is my fave!

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