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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Nourishing Homemade Chocolate Cream Eggs For Easter With Joya

Indulge in a healthier version of chocolate cream eggs 



  Easter is almost here and filling those Easter baskets does not have to be hard, especially if you can't get to the store. This Easter we just have to be creative with selecting the Easter treats for our kids. So some ideas for goodies to place in the baskets for Easter may have to be homemade. If you have the ingredients at home or can get them at a grocery store, you can make Easter cookies using the best sugar cookie recipe or even homemade chocolates. You can even make a healthier version of those chocolate cream eggs that the Easter Bunny brings my husband every year. I discovered a nourishing recipe for chocolate cream eggs that uses a superfood for the creamy yellow middle section of the chocolate egg. So you can give your family healthy Easter treats this Easter. This delicious sweet cream egg recipe uses ingredients that you may have at home or be able to find at the grocery store.


 Relive the spring candy of your childhood by making your own homemade Creme Eggs. The best part is these homemade chocolate cream eggs are made without refined sugars and dairy. So vegans and people with dairy allergies, like me, can enjoy a chocolate treat. The fun part of the cream egg candy is the yellow "yolk" in the middle uses a superfood that adds a gentle sweet heat to the chocolatey treat. This yellow "yolk" is made with turmeric powder and I bet you probably have a turmeric supplement in your pantry.


  I discovered this chocolate cream egg recipe HERE. I love that the recipe uses many healthy ingredients like cashews and coconut. This recipe uses Joya Glow Turmeric Elixir Blend to recreate the classic yellow center. This turmeric supplement has a signature blend of invigorating spices and adaptogenic herbs like turmeric, Ashwagandha, Astragalus and Pine Pollen. I love making golden milk with the Turmeric Elixir Blend for a sweet bedtime treat. I also add a scoop of the turmeric blend to my daily smoothie. Turmeric is a supplement that I use to help fight free radicals and inflammation.


 So gather up your ingredients and make these delicious treats for Easter. This recipe makes six eggs and is vegan, paleo, and dairy-free. I copied the recipe from the Joya website so you can see how to make the eggs.


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Chocolate-Coated Coconut Cashew Creme Eggs

½ cup (70 g) raw cashews
5 tablespoons (85 g) coconut butter
⅛ teaspoon Joya's Glow elixir blend (or turmeric powder)
2 tablespoons shredded coconut (unsweetened, fine) raw honey or another liquid sweetener, to taste*
fine sea salt, a small pinch
Optional: ⅛ teaspoon pure vanilla extract or vanilla powder
125 g Joya's 70% dark or 61.5% coconut milk chocolate (or other chocolate of your choice**), chopped

*To keep recipe vegan, use maple syrup, agave or other vegan-friendly liquid sweeteners
**To keep recipe paleo, make sure to use chocolate that is not sweetened with refined/cane sugar

Instructions
Prepare the cashew cream

1. In a bowl, combine cashews and 2 cups of room temperature water and soak for 2-4 hours. Drain and rinse well.
2. In a blender jar, combine drained cashews, ¼ cup water and a tiny pinch of sea salt. Blend until very smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides of the jar as needed. Set aside.

Prepare the eggs

1. Measure the coconut butter into a small microwavable bowl and heat just until softened, about 10 seconds.
2. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the coconut butter, 1 tablespoon of the cashew cream and the Joya Glow elixir blend (or turmeric) and stir to combine. Add honey to taste (we used about ½ teaspoon). Transfer to the fridge to firm up slightly, 5 minutes.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the shredded coconut, remaining coconut butter and ¼ cup (68 g) cashew cream and stir to combine. Add honey to taste (we used about 1 teaspoon). Transfer to the fridge to firm up slightly, 10 minutes.

4. While the white mixture is chilling, divide the yellow “yolk” mixture into 6 x 1 teaspoon portions.    Very lightly roll into balls and set back in the fridge.

5. Divide white mixture into 6 x 1.5 tablespoon portions. Roll each portion into a ball and flatten it in your palm into a circle (not too thin, about 5 mm).

6. Place a yellow “yolk” ball in the middle of each circle, wrap the yellow ball with the circle and lightly roll it into a ball again, forming each ball into an oval egg-like shape if desired. Transfer to the fridge while you prepare the chocolate.

7. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler (alternatively, you can place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 15-second increments, stirring in between until fully melted and smooth).

8. Line a small tray or flat plate with parchment paper. Using a fork or two spoons, dip each egg into the melted chocolate to coat, allow excess chocolate to drip off and transfer to the prepared tray. Transfer tray to the fridge to set for 10 minutes. If you have any leftover chocolate, you can add a drizzle on top of the shells to create a pattern. Otherwise, leftover chocolate can be stored covered at room temperature for one month.

9. Keep eggs stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days — if they last that long!



25 comments:

  1. Love the look of these, chocolate & coconut is such a great combo

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  2. These actually sound better than the cream eggs in the store. I don't like how sugary they are but I do love the caramel ones. However, I love coconut, so I think I will try to make some of these. And I also have turmeric! So good for you.

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  3. This is awesome! I love being able to make my own treats, especially when they are healthier. I have all these items in my house, too, which makes it easy to try this out!!!

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  4. Oh yum, I bet I'd love these! I tend to love all treats with chocolate. And I also love coconut!

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  5. These look just like the cream eggs we all know and love! Great recipe and definitely worth trying!

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  6. What an interesting combo of flavors. I never would have thought of making the yolks with turmeric.

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  7. These look amazing. It is hard to get out to get candy. I need to make these for my family for Easter.

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  8. This sounds incredible! I'm not going to lie - we don't celebrate Easter but I have a sweet tooth for Easter chocolate lol I'm definitely going to have to give this a try.

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  9. I haven't thought about combining chocolate with egg. But looking from it, it looks delicious! <3 I love to try that one...

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  10. wow! This is genius! They look like real eggs - chocolate eggs. My kids will be impressed. I have to make them!

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  11. This is so cool! I've never thought of making my own chocolate creme-eggs at home!

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  12. That is such an amazing treat! Such a great idea for Easter!

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  13. Stop it, this is fantastic. I totally want to make those! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

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  14. These are so delicious looking and healthy too. We are not vegans but we do enjoy a vegan meal once in a while. My family will love this new yummy treat!

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  15. I adore chocolate and I could definitely eat it everyday! What a great idea for Easter! :)

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  16. These look great! I've never seen anything like it!

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  17. I don't like chocolate but my mom would absolutely love this recipe! Thanks for this!

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  18. These look absolutely delicious. With Easter coming up and no trips to the store I'm lacking in mycand department

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  19. I love chocolate. So yummy! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! I like it already..!!

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  20. Oh, Tara, these look so festive and yummy. You are a master chef today.

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  21. Those chocolates look so good! and tumeric is wonderful for the joints! I use a tumeric oil and it helps alleviate inflamation!

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  22. Very interesting recipe, never seen a recipe which uses turmeric. I will be definitely trying this. We use turmeric in all our meals!

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  23. Looks like a guilty pleasure. It looks like a great, healthier alternative to have during this Easter season!!!!

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  24. Not a coconut fan but the chocolate is a fantastic idea!

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  25. I'm not a chocolate dessert person (I love coconut though). But I will say these are sooo cute and look amazing!

    Candy Rachelle
    Keeping Up With Candy
    www.keepingupwithcandy.com

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