Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

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Easter is right around the corner. Are you prepared?
I love peanut butter not only because it tastes amazing but because of it’s numerous health benefits. Filled with healthy fats and protein, peanut butter is a filling and satisfying addition to any food, or delicious right from the jar.

When you mix peanut butter & chocolate, I am immediately sold. Too bad Reese’s cups are loaded with ingredients I can’t pronounce or understand.

Luckily, making homemade peanut butter cups are not difficult to replicate and are a healthy alternative to junk filled candy bars.

Pop these in the fridge or freezer and enjoy them anytime you wish!

I N G R E D I E N T S

1 cup of natural peanut or almond butter

3-4 tbsp of pure maple syrup (vegan) or raw honey

1-3 tbsp of almond or coconut flour (this will be used as a thickening agent)

¼ tsp of pink Himalayan salt

1 cup of dark chocolate chips (I use dairy free Camino chocolate chips)

½ tbsp of coconut oil

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut/almond butter with the maple syrup/honey. It will thicken as you stir for about 1 minute.
  2. Stir in the almond/coconut flower until the desired consistency. It should be thick enough to roll into separate balls that will not fall apart or lose shape.
  3. Add in salt to the mixture.
  4. Roll the mixture into separate balls. You should be able to make between 15-20 balls.
  5. Place on parchment covered dish or tray and place in the freezer for about 8 minutes.
  6. In a small pot, add the coconut oil and chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted and then remove from heat.
  7. In a separate bowl, pour the melted chocolate mixture.
  8. Using a fork (or your fingers) dip the cold peanut butter balls into the chocolate to create a thick coating. Place them back on the parchment paper covered dish.
  9. Freeze for another 10-15 minutes.
  10. If you want a thicker chocolate coating, repeat this process and place them back in the freezer.

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