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Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter and chocolate. Two ingredients loved on their own but are even better together. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but my boyfriend does so I always try to make healthier treats for us to enjoy. It’s fun! 

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These peanut butter cups are relatively easy to make, I actually used a recipe from Happy Healthy Mama’s blog. I found the original recipe to be to sweet for my liking so I tweaked it by adding more coconut oil and less maple syrup.

These treats are satisfying and delicious, loaded with a good amount of fats via the coconut oil (I like this one) and peanut butter that helps lower the glycemic index of the treat. The maple syrup brings a touch of sweetness along with essential minerals, trace minerals and antioxidants and also has a lower GI score than regular sugar. Sugar is sugar but if I’ll eat it I want some extra benefits, you know? 

You can substitute peanut butter for any nut or seed butter. One tip I would have is to make sure the butter is nice and thick. If you prefer a runnier one, make sure you raise the chocolate mixture alongside the edges  when scooping it in to create a cup that’ll hold the peanut butter in nicely. 

   

 

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Peanut Butter Cups

Cuisine Clean, dessert, healthy

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Blend maple syrup, melted coconut oil and cocoa powder until you get a nice, glossy paste. If the paste is too thick add more coconut oil or maple syrup and blend again. The paste should be light and glossy and be not too runny but not too thick either.
  2. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and scoop 1 tsp into each. Use the back of the teaspoon to push down the centre and raise the edges to create a cup shape. Pop the tray in the freezer for a few minutes until the chocolate hardens.
  3. Once the chocolate cups are firm, scoop in peanut butter. Pop the tray back in the freezer for a few minutes until the nut butter becomes firm.
  4. Finally, cover the peanut butter with a layer of the chocolate mixture. Sprinkle each cup with a touch os pink salt and pop tray back in the freezer until the cup is nice and solid.
  5. Store in the fridge and enjoy.


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