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
- 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.
- 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.
- Add in salt to the mixture.
- Roll the mixture into separate balls. You should be able to make between 15-20 balls.
- Place on parchment covered dish or tray and place in the freezer for about 8 minutes.
- In a small pot, add the coconut oil and chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted and then remove from heat.
- In a separate bowl, pour the melted chocolate mixture.
- 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.
- Freeze for another 10-15 minutes.
- If you want a thicker chocolate coating, repeat this process and place them back in the freezer.