Hi Bold Bakers!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are definitely a favorite with you guys and for a good reason. Motivated by my love for this classic candy, I developed this recipe for amazing Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups. This recipe is full of simple ingredients, and you probably already have them to hand. The combination of peanuts and chocolate is arguably the best. Like you, I love a peanut butter cups, but I am conscious of the fact that they can be full of refined sugar, unhealthy preservatives, and unnatural flavors. Hence, this amazing recipe!
I know you are thinking it must be hard to create that peanut butter cup shape but it really is as easy as starting with some cupcake pan liners. From there, I mix up the chocolate sauce. Instead of using store bought chocolate, I melt together coconut oil, cocoa powder and maple syrup and that’s it. You would not believe how lovely this chocolate sauce is, it makes the perfect base for my Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups. After I spoon the chocolate mixture into the cupcake liners I pop it in the fridge to set and get on with the peanut butter filling. The filling is made with just 2 wholesome ingredients, peanut butter and maple syrup.
The peanut butter mixture is layered on top of the chocolate base then covered with the remaining chocolate sauce. With the perfect rich chocolate outside and chewy peanut butter middle these are sure to cure you of all your candy cravings!
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- 1/2 cup (4floz/115ml) coconut oil (Melt it first).
- 1/2 cup (2oz/67g) cocoa powder
- 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup (3 if you like things sweet)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Peanut Butter Filling:
- 1/3 cup (21/2oz/71g) peanut / almond butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Line 12 mini muffin pans/cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
In a large sauce pan combine coconut oil, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and salt. Warm over medium heat and whisk until fully combined. You can also do this step in the microwave.
Spoon about 1 tablespoon into each liner. Smear the chocolate mix over the sides of the liner coating it completely with a thin layer of chocolate. This will create the sides of the chocolate cups.
Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes until they are fully hard.
While they are chilling make the nut butter filling: In a small bowl, combine nut butter and the maple syrup. Stir until well mixed.
Remove the chocolate from the fridge and fill each one with a little of the nut butter mixture until all the mixture is used. Spoon the rest of the chocolate over the nut butter, making sure to completely cover it. *If the chocolate mixture has hardened, re-heat on a low burner in the same pan.
Place cups back in the fridge and let them chill for 20 minutes, or until they are completely hard.
To easily remove cups, run a butter knife around the edges then peel off the liner. Store in the fridge or freezer for up to 1 month.
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