Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

If you checked my freezer right now you’d find a big ol’ bag of these insanely awesome peanut butter cups. I simply love having one of these as a treat after a day well lived.

You’ll notice that the sweetness factor of these peanut butter cups is pretty low, as I used stevia and unsweetened chocolate with just a touch of raw honey. As your palate changes from not eating as much refined sugar, you’ll learn to really appreciate the bittersweet quality of this treat.

 

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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INGREDIENTS
Serves 40

For the Chocolate Coating
  • 2½ cups unsweetened chocolate pieces
  • 3 tablespoonsraw honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 20 drops Liquid Stevia
For the Peanut Butter Filling
INSTRUCTIONS

For the Chocolate Coating
  1. Combine the chocolate coating ingredients in a lazy man’s double boiler over medium heat. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.
For the Peanut Butter Filling
  1. Meanwhile, combine the peanut butter filling ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until creamy and smooth. Remove the muffin tins from the freezer and add a tablespoon of peanut butter filling to each. Cover with another tablespoon of the chocolate sauce and return the peanut butter cups to the freezer for 15 minutes, or until completely set.
NUTRITION

Calories: 97     Fat: 5g     Carbohydrates: 7g     Sugar: 2g     Sodium: 24mg     Fiber: 1g     Protein: 3g    

Lazy Man’s Double Boiler

double boiler using skillet

Placing your pot of ingredients to melt in a skillet of water prevents burning…which is good because burnt chocolate is not too tasty.

It’s a really simple concept and a really simple set up that has saved me from (literally) tons of burnt chocolate. The idea is to create a barrier between your melting ingredients and the heat source. So simply fill a large skillet with an inch or two of water, then place your pot of ingredients directly into that skillet. You’re able to keep the heat on medium without hoovering over the pan while it melts to prevent burning. It’s best to use high quality pots and skillets that are nice and thick, these will always produce the best results.

OK go make some Peanut Butter Cups you crazy kid!

 

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

 

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