Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups

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Let’s face it.  We all need a little something sweet every once and a while.  Who says you need to give up peanut butter cups?  While I will never eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups again, I will have a homemade peanut butter cup every now and then!

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I made these with homemade peanut butter and also almond butter.  Both worked out well, but I think I liked the peanut butter cups better.  Most homemade peanut butter cup recipes call for powdered sugar.  This does not.  I just dropped some freshly made peanut butter in the middle of these.  So much better that way and also much less sugar too!  The chips I used are from Enjoy Life.  You can also make your own chocolate with 1 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup cacao powder and a few tablespoons of liquid sweetener.  Or you could melt a couple of bars of dark chocolate with a bit of milk.  Any way works. The Enjoy Life chips have a pretty clean ingredient list and are gluten free as well.  They do contain a bit of processed sugar which is why I gave some other options.  I have tried the chips and the coconut oil chocolate.  I chopped one of these homemade peanut butter cups and ate it in my 5 Minute Banana Ice Cream.  OMG!  Best.Thing.Ever.  A healthier dessert option.

Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups

Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12

Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups

It's a healthier version of a Reece's Cup.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life gluten free and soy free chips)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • Roughly 3/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter

Instructions

  • Get out a couple of muffin tins and line them with paper or silicone cups. . I used standard sized muffin pans, but the mini cups would work well too.
  • Using a double boiler, melt the chips and milk in a glass bowl, stirring constantly to get the lumps out. It makes a great arm workout.
  • Once the chocolate and milk have combined and are smooth, pour a little bit of chocolate in the bottom of each muffin cup.
  • Place them in the freezer for about 20 minutes to set.
  • When they are hard, pull them out and put a dollop on nut butter on top of each one.
  • Fill the remaining cup with chocolate.
  • Repeat until all the cups are filled.
  • Place back in the freezer.

I would give them a few hours to set. Actually, I store mine in the freezer as well. I think they would get too soft in the fridge. That’s it!

http://mywholefoodlife.com/2013/05/09/clean-eating-peanut-butter-cups/

98 thoughts on “Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups

  1. As usual, mine do not look like the picture (mine look like a layer cake instead of a peanut butter cup), but I am sure they will taste delicious. Can’t wait.

      1. they are delicious! I am keeping them in a bag in the freezer as they might melt otherwise or get really gooey.. provided they last that long…

  2. Melissa, I have a recipe for homemade chocolate (just coconut oil, cacao powder and honey) when I mix the ingredients it is in liquid form then I freeze to set/mold. If I use my homemade chocolate for this recipe would you still recommend using the almond milk?

  3. I was wandering if I could use my organic butter or something else in place of coconut oil? We dint use coconut oil in my household

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