And while I believe in indulging in moderation, let’s face it: candy is (sadly) just not that good for you. On my journey to making healthier choices for my body, I’ve been enjoying these simple, homemade peanut butter cups that almost, almost, beat the real thing.
Made with only four ingredients (dark chocolate, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and coconut oil), these peanut butter cups are the perfect snack for those sugary cravings when fruit just won’t cut it.
While these are not considered healthy, they are a MUCH healthier alternative to the over-processed, store-bought versions we all know and love.
TIP: for even healthier peanut butter cups, omit the powdered sugar. They’re still equally as delicious!
The perfect solution for those sugary cravings when fruit just won't cut it!
3tbsppowdered sugar, sifted
1/2cupcreamy natural peanut butter of choice (I like PB2)
1cupdark chocolate chips
Prepare a cupcake tin with 6 liners.
In a small, microwaveable bowl, add the chocolate chips and the coconut oil. Microwave for 30 seconds and remove, stirring. If your chocolate still has small lumps, microwave in 10-second increments and stir in between until the chocolate is smooth.
Spread 1 tablespoon of chocolate in the bottom of each cupcake liner and freeze for 15 minutes. Remove from the freezer.
Using a hand mixer, whip together the peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth and well-combined.
Drop 1-2 tablespoons of the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate and smooth it out with a spoon.
Cover each dollop of peanut butter with more chocolate and smooth out the top.
Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chocolate has hardened. Remove the peanut butter cups from the liners, and enjoy!
NOTE: these peanut butter cups can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
This recipe yields 6 peanut butter cups: serving size is 1.