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Who doesn’t love peanut butter cups?
Ok, Ok. I guess I know a couple of people who don’t, but I’d venture to say that the mass majority of us love them.
They are one of my husband’s favorite candies, and as usual, I had to try to figure out a way to make them healthy!
These are made with coconut oil, so they need to stay in the fridge or the freezer, or they will melt into a little puddle of chocolate sauce (but it’s OK if that happens – it tastes good on ice cream!).
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- In a double boiler or a saucepan over very low heat, melt the coconut oil and sweetener (if using honey, you will need to whisk until the honey is dissolved).
- Add the cocoa powder and salt and whisk vigorously until well combined. Remove from the heat.
- Either pour or use a spoon to fill your cups/molds 1/4 full (I find a glass, Pyrex measuring cup works great). See the notes below for mold suggestions.
- Stick the cups in the freezer for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate is hard.
- Remove from the freezer and using a 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon, scoop the chilled peanut butter out and place it in the cups. You can use the back of the spoon to press them down just a tad, but leave room for the chocolate to get all the way around the peanut butter.
- Next, pour or spoon the chocolate over the peanut butter until the cup is almost full and the peanut butter is covered.
- Place back in the freezer for 30-60 minutes. Now, they are ready to eat! Don't forget to store in the fridge or the freezer to keep them from melting!
You can use pretty much anything to make these - ice cube trays, muffin tins, mini muffin tins, etc. I use silicone mini muffin tins like this, as well as these awesome little silicone baking cups. The mini silicone baking cups work the best in my opinion and give you the most "realistic" Reese's Peanut Butter cup look.
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Nutiva Organic, Cold-Pressed, Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil
Coombs Family Farms Organic Pure Maple Sugar, 6-Ounce
Anthony's Organic Cocoa Powder, 2lbs, Batch Tested and Verified Gluten Free & Non GMO
Redmond Real Sea Salt - Natural Unrefined Organic Gluten Free Fine, 10 Ounce Shaker (2 Pack)
IPOW 24 Pack Silicone Cupcake Baking Cups Reusable Food-Grade BPA Free Non-Stick Muffin Liners Molds Sets, 2 Shapes Round Rectangle
Lucentee Silicone Muffin Pan for Baking, 24 Cup
Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 41Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g
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