So here it is, a 3 ingredient protein powder Easter eggs recipe. Two if you leave out the chocolate.
As you could probably see from the short ingredients list, These creamy Easter eggs are a breeze to make and actually incredibly tasty. This treat is also vegan-friendly and keto. Keep scrolling down to see how they’re made step-by-step!
Here's why I love this recipe
- easy to prepare
- only 3 ingredients
- high in protein
- no egg mold needed!
Ingredients used to make 3-Ingredient Protein Powder Easter Eggs
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- Protein Powder – You can use any protein powder for this, but in this recipe I used a vanilla plant-based protein powder, like this one below.
- Cashew Butter - like this one. I like cashew butter for its mild, buttery flavor and creamy texture. It's perfect for the easter eggs filling.
- White chocolate chips - you can use any white chocolate chips (or chopped white chocolate), but to make these low-carb, use a lower sugar, stevia sweetened brand instead. For a dairy-free, vegan alternative, try this brand.
More Nutty Dessert Recipes (HERE)
How to Make
Easy 3-Ingredient Protein Powder Easter Eggs
Mix protein powder and cashew (or any nut) butter together.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll into balls, then slightly flatten to get the egg-like shape. Then let the eggs cool in the fridge or freezer until firm enough to coat in chocolate.
coat in melted chocolate
Drizzle with more chocolate (optional), then wait for the chocolate to set
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- Almond Butter Easter Eggs – use almond butter instead of cashew butter, like this one. You can also use other natural nut butters like pecan butter, walnut butter, cashew butter, mixed nut butter, or even seed butter like sunflower. So many choices!
- Double Chocolate Chip Easter Eggs - stir in a tablespoon or two of mini chocolate chips into the filling. Also add a tablespoon of cocoa powder.
- Cinnamon Easter Eggs - add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- Also, feel free to experiment with natural flavoring / extracts. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract (I didn't feel like it was essential so I left it out in this recipe), or other flavorings or extracts, such as almond extract
Just keep in mind that some extracts contain alcohol, and since this is a no-bake recipe, the alcohol won't have a chance to fully evaporate. If serving this to kids, or if you're sensitive to alcohol, be sure to use non-alcoholic extracts or flavorings. Here are some non-alcoholic brands, here: non-alcoholic vanilla extract
How to Make this Healthier
- Make this even healthier by adding a handful of nuts, seeds and old-fashioned oats to add texture and nutrition. Even better, add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed, hemp seeds, or chia seeds. What to do with leftover chocolate
How to Store Protein Powder Easter eggs
- You can keep these protein powder easter eggs at room temperature, for up to 3-5 days.
- For longer storage, you can also keep these Easter eggs in an airtight container or ziploc bag in the fridge. They’ll be will be good up to 1-2 months.
What Can You Do with Leftover Melted Chocolate?
It's always a good idea to melt a little more chocolate than you need so that you can ensure proper coating, but what do you do with the leftover melted chocolate? Melted chocolate hardens in cold water, so it makes it a pain to clean if there's a lot left over. Here's what I do when that happens. Stir in chopped nuts or seeds to make nut/seed clusters! All you have to do afterward is drop spoonfuls of this chocolate-nut-seed mixture and let it harden. It's one of my favorite snacks to eat when I'm craving something unhealthy but feeling deserving of something indulgent 🙂
- Sometimes I like to add a teaspoon or two of coconut oil to the melted chocolate (for coating). This helps to thin out the chocolate so that we get an even, glossy coating on the Easter eggs. It also helps to cut down on the amount of chocolate that gets on the eggs, too.
Easy 3 Ingredient Protein Powder Easter Eggs
- Mix cashew butter and protein powder together.
- Divide the dough into 6 pieces. Roll into balls, then slightly flatten to get the egg-like shape
- Let the filling cool in the fridge or freezer until firm enough to coat in chocolate.
- Coat in melted chocolate
- Drizzle with more chocolate (optional), then wait for the chocolate to set.
- Click to see all of my Easter Egg Posts HERE