Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

PBAfter much anticipation my healthy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup recipe is up! For those of you who do not know, I freaking die for peanut butter and chocolate. The combo is just simply divine. Given my love for peanut butter & chocolate, Reese’s peanut butter cups are. like. too. good. mouthwatering. mmm. Reese’s pieces are obviously amazing, but I tend to avoid them because they are BAD for you. Why? They are totally fake & full of white sugar, hydrogenated peanut butter, Oh, and they make you fat! After viewing various peanut butter cup recipes I created this recipe full of real unprocessed ingredients…and they are too die for!

Why i  these peanut butter cups:

coconut oil → boosts brain function

maple syrup → contains antioxidants

protein powder→ amino acids

peanut butter powder → great peanut butter taste, minus the fat!  

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup coconut oil melted (I use the unflavoured/non scented one
  2. 4 tsp pure maple syrup
  3. ½ tsp vanilla extract
  4. ½ cup PB2 Peanut Butter Powder
  5. 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder (optional) I used it though!
  6. 2 tbsp or more of melted semi sweet chocolate
  7. Small muffins liners
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl mix together the first 5 ingredients to create a smooth paste.
  2. Line a muffin tray with 7 liners & pour just less than 1 tbsp of the paste into each liner.
  3. Place into freezer for 10 minutes
  4. While the liners are in freezer melt the chocolate in a small glass bowl. (Does not have to be liquid- I usually micro 30 seconds, mix a bit and another 30 seconds until chocolate is melted/still a bit lumpy)
  5. Take tray of liners out from freezer- spoon a bit of chocolate into each tray, and top with remaining peanut paste.
  6. Freeze another 10 min and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Keep the peanut butter cups in the freezer/fridge
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