What if I told you that you could make HOMEMADE HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER CUPS with only 4 ingredients? 5 if you count salt.
You’d jump for joy, right?
But then, what if I told you that these healthy peanut butter cups were not only easy but also LOW CARB, LOW SUGAR, VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE.
You’d love me forever and ever, right?
Or maybe you’re like me, and the most exciting thing about these healthy peanut butter cups is the fact that you can whip them up in 15 minutes and they replace your favorite Easter or Halloween candy (Reese’s peanut butter cups).
Basically, all I’m saying is that you need to make them ASAP. They’re in our fridge or freezer constantly (just store them in ziploc bags) and they’re a much healthier alternative to regular candy bars. In fact, Tony I prefer these over Reese’s.
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Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups (low carb, vegan, gluten free)
- 1 (3.5 ounce) 85% dark chocolate bar, dairy free if desired
- ½ cup creamy natural peanut butter
- ½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
- ½ tablespoon coconut flour
- Pinch of salt, if your peanut butter isn’t already salted
- Fancy sea salt, for sprinkling on top
Line a mini muffin pan with 9 mini liners. We’re only making half, but if you want you can double the recipe to make 18 mini cups.
Now it’s time to melt the chocolate: Place 1.75 ounces of dark chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until chocolate is melted. You can also melt the chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat; stirring frequently.
Once chocolate is melted, add 1 teaspoon to the bottom of each cup (about 1 heaping teaspoon). Use the spoon to push/spread the chocolate all the way up sides of each liner, you should use exactly the amount of chocolate that you melted.
Once you’ve filled all the cups, place the pan in freezer for just a few minutes to harden the chocolate.
Make the peanut butter cup filling: Add peanut butter, maple syrup and coconut flour to a medium bowl and mix until smooth, place ½ tablespoon of the mixture in each cup on top of the chocolate. It should fill pretty much to the top.
Place back in the freezer while you melt the remaining chocolate bar in the microwave (or on the stovetop) as you did with the previous bar.
Spoon about 1 teaspoon on top of the peanut butter, making sure you cover all of the peanut butter filling. Freeze for 5-10 minutes until chocolate is solid.
Once cups are firm, you can store them in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat. Makes 9 mini peanut butter cups.
Feel free to double the recipe if you want more cups.
You can make these into large cups by using a regular muffin tin and liners. I would suggest doubling the recipe if you make large cups.