Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Healthy Golden Gaytime Easter Eggs (NF)

These are healthy nut free and refined sugar free Easter eggs which are a great alternative to the traditional chocolate Easter eggs, great for the whole family!!!! They are great for the Easter egg hunt, Easter presents for both kids at school and for adults, and are a perfect kids in the kitchen activity!
 
 
Healthy Golden Gaytime Easter Eggs (NF)
 
I've been working on a healthy Golden Gaytime for my husband as that is his No. 1 icecream flavour (I have been making him a Golden Gaytime Icecream Cake for his birthday every year - http://thermotwinning.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/golden-gaytime-icecream-cake.html)
 
I have made this nut free so it is lunch box friendly. The rice bubbles for the Golden Gaytime 'crunch', vanilla bean paste and maple syrup to get the caramel flavour, and cocoa powder for the chocolate. These are DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!

Note that the cocoa/cacoa powder is quite bitter which goes really well with the sweet 'egg' part and together makes it taste like it had a hint of dark chocolate. If the bitterness bothers you, you could coat in a drinking chocolate (with added sugar), blitzed up choc chips, dessicated coconut or leave it coating free :)
 
To wrap them up into 'Easter Eggs', I used the cheapest aluminium foil I could find from Coles, as it is nice and thin - the stuff I normally use from Costco is a lot thicker and doesn't wrap as nicely around the egg shape (Coles Smartbuy foil - about $1.10 for 10m - bargain!), and I bought a $2 pack of 100 Easter stickers from the reject shop.
 
HEALTHY GOLDEN GAYTIME EASTER EGGS
 
Ingredients:
 
100 grams oats
160 grams medjool dates (pitted)
10 grams chia seeds
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
10 grams maple syrup
40 grams coconut oil
25 grams rice bubbles/puffed rice
Cacoa or cocoa powder to roll eggs in
 
Method (Thermomix):
 
1. Add the oats, dates, chia seeds, vanilla, maple syrup and coconut oil.
2. Mix 15 seconds/Speed 8.
3. Add the rice bubbles and mix 15 seconds/Speed 2/Reverse.
4. Use a spoon to measure out a spoonful of mixture and roll/shape into an egg shape (make sure to get excess rice bubbles from the bottom of the bowl so that you get an even mixture)
5. Roll the egg in cacoa/cocoa powder and place in fridge to set for at least an hour.
6. Once the egg's have firmed up, wrap in pieces of aluminium foil and decorate with Easter stickers (optional). You can wrap with aluminium foil straight after making them, but I find it easier once they have firmed up.
 
Method (Blender/Food Processor):
 
1. Add the oats, dates, chia seeds, vanilla, maple syrup and coconut oil.
2. Mix until all the ingredients are combined.
3. Add the rice bubbles and do a quick turbo mix, you may need to further mix with a spoon/spatula - try not to blend it too much as you may lose the rice bubble crunch!
4. Use a spoon to measure out a spoonful of mixture and roll/shape into an egg shape (make sure to get excess rice bubbles from the bottom of the bowl so that you get an even mixture)
5. Roll the egg in cacoa/cocoa powder and place in fridge to set for at least an hour.
6. Once the egg's have firmed up, wrap in pieces of aluminium foil and decorate with Easter stickers (optional). You can wrap with aluminium foil straight after making them, but I find it easier once they have firmed up.
 
You can make these as bliss balls (when it's not Easter) for healthy Golden Gaytime treats! You can also use my other bliss ball recipes and roll them into an egg shape like this too! However, the taste and crunch in these Healthy Golden Gaytime Easter Eggs will definitely be a winner with the kids!!!
 
 
Add all ingredients (except for rice bubbles) in bowl
 
 
Mix 15 seconds/Speed 8
 
 
Add rice bubbles
 
 
Mix 15 seconds/Speed 2/Reverse
 
 
Spoon out a tablespoon of mixture
 
 
And shape/roll/press into an egg shape
 
 
Roll in cacoa/cocoa powder
 
 
Place in fridge to firm up for at least 1 hour
 
 
Cut small squares of cheap aluminium foil
 
 
 
Wrap Egg inside the foil and press the foil around the shape so it's nice and firm
 
 
Press foil around the egg
 
 
Secure the end of the foil with stickers and decorate with more stickers :)
 
 
Repeat the above for all of the eggs
 
 
Enjoy giving them for presents, eating at home, or using them for a healthy Easter Egg hunt!! Check out Ethan and Harley with their first (practice) Easter Egg hunt:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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