Some Easter treats that most can enjoyI hope this blog post doesn't find you too late. I've just finished making me Easter treats...treats that are free of dairy, grains, peanuts, eggs, and because my best friend is Jewish, they are Kosher for Passover.
Chocolate Bunnies: You will need, 1/2 of a Trader Joe's pound plus bar in your favourite percentage (I use 72%) 1 TBL creamed coconut, bunny mold (I use Wilton's bunnies Whoopie Pie pan).
Coconut haystacks: You will need 3 cups flaked coconut ( I use Bob's Red Mill ) 1 Trader Joe's pound Plus Bar, and 3 TBL creamed coconut ( I use Let's Do Organic) and a medium cookie scoop.
Melt the chocolate and coconut, then stir in the coconut. When completely cool, scoop out and place on parchment lined baking tray. Keep cool. Yields 30.
Almond Butter eggs. These are the least healthy of the bunch, as they actually have added sugar. But after all, it's a holiday!
You will need: 1 cup almond butter ( 1/2 a 16 oz jar; no surprise, I get mine at TJ's!) 1/4 cup creamed coconut, and 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar and about a pound of chocolate.
In bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the mixing attachment, cream together the almond butter and coconut. Add the sugar 1/2 cup at a time- you may not need it all. Chill the dough at least an hour. Remove and shape into eggs, rolling inside a spoon the size of the egg you want. Lay on a parchment lined tray, and freeze at least two hours. Melt the chocolate and working QUICKLY, coat each egg in a very thick coat of chocolate. If you make it too thin you'll need to leave your eggs in the freezer- the center is very creamy at room temperature. Yields a baker's dozen. If you have leftover melted chocolate, pour onto a flat food storage container to make a bar!