The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is arguably one of the most amazing flavour combinations ever created (thank you Reese’s)- I think only people with nut allergies would tend to disagree! However living in South Africa makes it quite hard to come by Reese’s that are affordable, so I resorted to making my own and they are probably a lot healthier than the candy original.
I came up with this recipe by looking at a bunch of online recipes for healthy peanut butter cups. It turned out quite well and they are delicious, however due to the coconut oil and dark chocolate they are quite rich, so I can’t eat too many! But I guess that is a blessing in disguise otherwise I would have eaten them all at once.
- 1 slab 70 -90% dark Lindt chocolate (this depends on how dark you like your dark chocolate)
- 1/2 cup salt and sugar free peanut butter (I used Black Cat Peanut Butter)
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- Melt the slab of dark chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring at each interval.
- Once the chocolate is almost completely melted stir in 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil, and pop it back into the microwave until it is completely melted.
- Spoon the chocolate mixture into your miniature cupcake moulds until they are 1/3rd fill. Then put they tray into the fridge or freezer to set.
- Next melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a bowl for 30 seconds. Then add the peanut butter and stir until combined.
- Remove the set chocolate from the fridge or freezer and spoon in the peanut butter mixture until the mould is almost full (about 2/3rds full).
- Set in the fridge or freezer again until the peanut butter has hardened slightly.
- Finally spoon the remaining chocolate mixture on top of the peanut butter layer. If the chocolate has hardened slightly you can microwave it again to soften it up.
- Set the moulds in the freezer this time for 1 to 2 hours or even over night. Once set, use a spoon to remove the cups from the mould and store them in the fridge.
These were super delicious and definitely worth making. They are also extremely easy to make and all you require is a fridge, a mould and a microwave!
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