Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Your favorite candy made with quality ingredients and more nutrition.

Reeces peanut butter cups

These homemade peanut butter cups are amazing. They taste like a Reece’s but way healthier. When I started paying attention to the ingredients in my favorite candy I was disgusted. When I checked the label of a Reece’s, there was more unnecessary preservatives and oils than there was the key ingredients–peanut butter and chocolate.

What’s in a Reece’s?

Milk Chocolate [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Non-Fat Milk, Milk Fat, Lactose, Lecithin (Soy), PGPR, Emulsifier], Peanuts, Sugar, Dextrose, Partially Defatted Peanuts, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil [Palm Kernel Oil, Soybean Oil], Contains 2% of Less of: Corn Syrup, Contains 2% of Less of: Salt, Contains 2% Artificial Flavor.

I grew up trading my bags of halloween candy just for my favorite Reece’s but knowing what I know now, I can’t eat them. Many of these ingredients are linked to negative health effects. In addition to those, Artificial flavors is an umbrella term for other unknown ingredients.

What’s in a homemade peanut butter cup?

Pure peanut butter, pure maple syrup, coconut oil, pure vanilla extract, coconut flour, and dark chocolate chips.

Ingredients you can pronounce, know and trust. You can confidentially make these for yourself or your family and know they’re getting a quality treat.

I’m a huge advocate that you do not have to eliminate your favorite sweet treats when improving your diet. You just need to find better alternatives.

With this recipe you provide your body with the important nutrients of protein, fat, and carbs. These are all needed to fuel and nourish your body. That being said, the homemade peanut butter cups are FILLING, so make sure to eat sparingly if you don’t want to spoil dinner or go to bed too full.

Holding up a peanut butter cup

Now to the recipe!

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Enjoy!

Homemade peanut butter cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

All the peanut butter and chocolate without all the additives of a Reeces. These are also dairy free, gluten free, and naturally sweetened.
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 9

Equipment

  • cupcake liners
  • Muffin tin

Ingredients
  

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • 1/3 cup Pure peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Coconut flour

Chocolate Layer:

  • 2 cup Dark chocolate chips 70% cocoa
  • 1 tbsp Unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp Sea salt to sprinkle on top optional

Instructions
 

  • In a muffin tin, place your cupcake liners
  • In a microwaveable bowl, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together to create a chocolate sauce.
  • Add a thin layer of chocolate to the bottom of each cupcake liner and then place them in the freezer to harden (about 5 minutes).
  • While the chocolate is freezing, mix all the ingredients for the peanut butter filling in a bowl. Once combined, it should be a slightly putty consistency.
  • When the chocolate in the freezer is ready, take it out and shape the peanut butter into each liner.
  • Then cover the top of them with the rest of the dark chocolate sauce. As a little bonus, I sprinkle some sea salt on top.
  • Place them pack in the freezer for 10 minutes to let the rest of the chocolate firm up.

Notes

These are best kept in the freezer in a glass container and then slightly thawed when you’re ready to eat one.   If you leave them out in room temperature the chocolate starts to melt. 
Keyword chocolate lover, healthy candy, healthy dessert, peanut butter cups, reeces peanut butter cups, snack, treat

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