How DID The HEALTHY Homemade Peanut Butter Cups TURN OUT?

How DID The HEALTHY Homemade Peanut Butter Cups TURN OUT?

I don't know about you but I strongly believe that DECEMBER, the whole month of December should really be called the month of CHOCOLATE. Yes I know it is Jesus birthday or at least what we Christians celebrate as Jesus' Birthday and well that is REALLY, REALLY important and the 'reason for the season' but somehow I also think it is the season of CHOCOLATE. You know, it starts at Halloween and ends right after the New Year. This strong attraction to ALL THINGS SWEET. Hey maybe it is just me but with all this in mind and because I do know many folks like to know how to make HEALTHIER and still tasty treats and sooooo  today's blog.

If you were paying attention this post is very similar to my Recipe FRIDAY post just before Thanksgiving. This recipe came from another blog site and it has PEANUT BUTTER and well that's about it for changes. Simple, easy, tasty and HEALTHY recipe.

Here are some pics of the process:

Already looking very tasty. Finished just in time for when the kiddies got home. LOVE THEM. Oh my goodness! Absolutely delicious. I have to say, in comparison to Maple Coconut Chocolates that I made 2 weeks ago, the Peanut Butter makes these so much better. And the Maple Coconut Chocolates from Things My Belly Likes were fantastic. So really you can probably make several versions of these depending on what YOU LIKE with your chocolate coconut 🙂

So this recipe this week is from Delicious Obsessions so make sure to check them out at their web site as well as on Facebook as Facebook is where I say this recipe. Nope not Pinterest this week.

Here is the recipe from Delicious Obsessions:

Healthy Homemade Peanut (or other Nut) Butter Cups with Coconut Oil
1 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey, maple syrup, coconut syrup, or brown rice syrup
1/4 cup organic cocoa powder
dash of sea salt
peanut butter or nut butter of your choice (chilled)
 
In a double boiler or a saucepan over very low heat, melt the coconut oil and sweetener (if using honey, you will need to whisk until the honey is dissolved). Add the cocoa powder and salt and whisk vigorously until well combined and remove from the heat.
 
Note: You can use pretty much anything to make these – ice cube trays, muffin tins, mini muffin tins, etc. I use a silicone mini muffin tins like this, as well as these awesome little silicone baking cups. The mini silicone baking cups work the best in my opinion and give you the most “realistic” Reese’s Peanut Butter cup look.
 
Either pour or use a spoon to fill the cups 1/4 full (I find a glass, Pyrex measuring cup works great). Stick the cups in the freezer for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate is hard. Remove from the freezer and using a 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon, scoop the chilled peanut butter out and place in the cups. You can use the back of the spoon to press them down just a tad, but leave room for the chocolate to get all the way around the peanut butter. Next, pour or spoon the chocolate over the peanut butter until the cup is almost full and the peanut butter is covered. Place back in the freezer for 30-60 minutes. Now, they are ready to eat!
 
Don’t forget to store in the fridge or the freezer to keep them from melting!
 

Alright so there you go. When you are craving some CHOCOLATE during this Christmas Season then just make a HEALTHY version that tastes awesome and that way you can still have your treat but you won't be eating junk.

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Comments

  1. Michele Conard says:

    These sound yummy and I have everything on hand but can you use Carob powder in place of the cocoa? I am trying to find uses for it. Thanks

    • Michele they were yummy and rich tasting. Sure I think the carob powder would work fine. Stop back and let us know how they turned out for you if you can 🙂 Thanks!

      • Michele Conard says:

        Did you use sweetened cocoa powder? I decided to use my baking cocoa which is unsweetened and mine came out bitter. I didn’t realize it was unsweetened but figured the maple syrup and coconut oil would have sweetened it. Should I have used sweetened cocoa powder?

        • Yes you could have used sweetened cocoa or/or stevia to sweeten. I believe I used Stevia too with this recipe. Give that a try to help sweeten it up 🙂

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