Easter is a tough time on a low-carb diet. It’s easy to break your own diet rules when there are chocolate eggs and candy available. But not with these keto Easter recipes.
It’s tough for parents too. You want your kids to enjoy the treats their friends are getting. You’re also keen to limit their sugar intake because you know that too much can mess with a child’s mood, skin and, ultimately, their long-term health. These keto Easter recipes will put you on the right track. They also work as diabetic Easter eggs too.
So how to survive what has become more of an international celebration of chocolate rather than a religious festival? How can we have our chocolate eggs and eat them?
With these keto-friendly Easter recipes, easily! We’ve found a bunch of low carb Easter egg, cake and treats for you to make this Easter healthy and guilt-free.
1. Dairy-Free Easter Egg Ice Cream Truffles
These are an excellent alternative to the sugary Easter chocolates you’ll find in stores. The basic recipe uses non-dairy ice cream, but you could easily substitute a low-carb carb version. Using turmeric to color the yolk is a nice touch.
This recipe is fun to make with children, the magic of melting, moulding and freezing chocolate is a great technique to learn.
From: What She Ate
2. Keto Easter Egg Fat Bombs
Fat bombs are high fat, low-carb keto recipes that are popular as snacks. They satisfy without spiking blood sugar or insulin and they’re versatile. There are so many versions you can let your taste and creativity be your guide.
I received a book full of savory and sweet fat bomb recipes on my birthday, but none are as spectacularly Easter-y as these babies from Healthful Pursuit!
From: Healthful Pursuit
3. Sugar-Free Salted Caramel Keto Easter Egg
This is probably the Keto Chocolate Easter Egg recipe you’ve been looking for. First, you make sugar-free chocolate eggshells in their moulds. When they’ve set, each is then filled with a low-carb cheesecake egg white and finally a luscious salted caramel yolk.
That sounds complicated but the folks at Mad Creations assure us it takes less than half an hour from start to finish.
From: Mad Creations
4. Paleo Creme Egg Recipe
When Cadbury Creme Eggs appear in the shops here in England, Easter cannot be far away. They are packed with sugar, so hardly keto-friendly. But a number of low-carb experts have come up with sugar-free alternatives.
This recipe produces a slightly firmer creamy centre than you’ll find in the real thing but if anything, they taste better and are certainly better for you and your kids.
From: Thrive Market
5. Almond Joy Easter Eggs
These keto chocolate eggs are filled with creamy coconut and an almond “yolk”. Personally, I don’t get on a with almonds so a macadamia or pecan would get my vote. Whatever you choose, this is an easy low-carb Easter candy idea.
6. Peanut & Salted Caramel Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free Easter Eggs
These are kind of like a Snickers egg. If you want to go totally keto you’ll want to swap out the maple syrup for a sugar-free alternative.
From: Healthy & Psyched
7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
OK, now we’re in business. This recipe from the excellent Joy-Filled Eats is totally keto as well as THM-S. It’s a sugar-free Reese’s Egg that’ll bring joy and maybe a tear to the eye. One great thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t require egg moulds, just a steady hand.
From: Joy-Filled Eats
8. Keto & Gluten Free Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
With only five ingredients and a single gram of carbs each, these little fat bombs with natural peanut butter are pretty filling.
From: Gnom Gnom
9. Coconut Butter Filled Dark Chocolate Easter Eggs
Vegan, keto and paleo, the mini Easter eggs are quick and easy to make. You can really go to town making different color combinations. This recipe makes a dozen Easter eggs in about 15 minutes.
From: My Tiny Laguna Kitchen
10. Keto Creme Eggs Low-Carb Chocolate Eggs DIY
These keto creme eggs have a tempered dark chocolate egg shell, a vanilla creme egg white around a white chocolate and lemon curd egg yolk. Mmmmm. Yes, please.
There’s also an alternative method without the chocolate tempering stage and a good tip for what to use as the eggshell mould.
From: TPH Keto Desserts
11. Delicious Low Carb Buttercream Eggs
Keto buttercream eggs that are quick and easy to make, which makes them a great last-minute Easter option.
12. Low Carb Hot Cross Buns
I never really liked Hot Cross Buns as a kid, they seemed like a boring option that couldn’t compare to a chocolate Easter egg. But then I discovered that a toasted hot cross bun with butter was one of life’s little pleasures.
You can now buy all sort of variations in the shops now – chocolate orange, cranberry, blueberry and lemon and even extra spicy – but they’re all made with wheat and packed with sugar. So I was really pleased to find this low carb recipe this week.
From: Ditch the Carbs
13. Low Carb Easter Egg Ideas
A small selection of keto Easter egg recipes here. I like how they’ve used essential oil flavors.
From: Have Butter Will Travel
14. No Bake Easter Egg Nest Cookies
Toasted coconut nests and tiny little peanut butter-packed eggs make for a cute little Easter morsel. You could even wrap the eggs in colored foil for an extra touch of class.
From: By Amber Sands
15. Sugar-Free Easter Bunny Macaroon Recipe
Easter bunnies! With only four ingredients and sugar-free, these little guys are easy to make and decorate but really cute. Ten to twelve minutes in the over (or air fryer) and they’re done.
From: Polka Dot Chair
16. Keto-Approved Easter Chick Devilled Eggs
Savory time! This recipe is a chocolate-free zone, but the result are still very cute and tasty too. The eyes are made from black olives, but you could substitute something else if your kids, like mine, draws the line at them!
From: My Keto Recipes
17. Paleo & Vegan (Pegan!) Coconut Cream Eggs
Before you start making these, be aware they’re not truly low-carb as they use maple syrup. You could easily subsitute with something similar and it’s worthwhile because there make the most of the mellow coconut taste. Easy to make too, no need for moulds.
From: 40 Aprons
18. Low Carb Easter Treats with Pecans
I’m a fan of pecans (check out these 33 creative pecan pie dessert recipes), so any recipe that includes them gets my attention. This is actually the simples recipe here, with only two ingredients.
The magic is in the moulds you use and how you present them, so time saved prepping could be used there.
From: Step Away from the Carbs
Chocolate is actually pretty healthy without the sugar, especially cacao. Check out these Cacao powder recipes for inspiration.