I’ve shared a recipe for peanut butter cup energy balls before, but I thought I’d share my favourite healthy spin on the classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups we all know and love!
Rather than indulging in the white sugar, preservative–packed candy that’s also individually wrapped in single-use plastic wrapping, switch it up for this healthy twist on peanut butter cups that can be made into both ‘milk‘ AND ‘dark‘ chocolate cups.
First, master your favourite chocolate recipe by deciding what proportions of coconut to cacao you prefer, then get experimenting with other flavours and ingredients to make it your own!
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DIY Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Healthier Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups that are vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free! To make the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups variation, follow the same recipe but up the cacao powder to 1 cup to make a darker, more bitter chocolate.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted and cooled to room temp.)
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 2-3 tbsp raw honey
- Pinch sea salt
- 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- 2 tsp raw honey
- 2 tsp coconut flour or almond flour
- Sea salt for topping
Add more honey if you like it sweeter!
- Mix the coconut oil, cacao, honey, and salt together until smooth (it should be liquid-like, but not too thin – thick enough to coat the sides of liners – if too thin, pop in the fridge for a couple of minutes, and if too thick, microwave for a couple of seconds).
- Add 1-2 teaspoons of the mixture to the bottom of the mini-liners. Using the back of the spoon, spread the chocolate mix up the sides of each liner.
- Once the cups are filled, pop them in the fridge or freezer to solidify while you make the peanut butter filling.
- Combine the peanut butter, honey and coconut flour together in a small bowl, stirring until thickened. Take 1 tsp of the mixture and pop straight onto set chocolate bottoms and press to flatten.
- Spoon remaining melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter filling, spreading it to cover all of the filling. Place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to set completely. Top with salt to really bring out the chocolatey flavour. Store in fridge or freezer.
DIY Healthier peanut butter cups tutorial
As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. It’s important to check with a doctor before taking this or any new product, especially if taking any other medicine or supplement or if pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check ingredients to make sure there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
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Lots of love,