Reeses Pieces anyone? Probably my all-time fave chocolate bar since I was a kid. I mean, how good of a combo is peanut butter and chocolate? I tell you - it doesn't get any better than that. And if you're like me, it's going to be hard to eat just one. This recipe is amazing for so many reasons, for one - it's “healthified". Cacao, coconut oil and peanut butter are the gist of the ingredients. And two, I added some immune boosting Botanica Health Reishi Hot Chocolate to the mix.
Nutritious, delicious and made with good-for-you ingredients I present to you healthy peanut butter cups!
Makes 12 cups.
1/2 cup 70% dark chocolate
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp Botanica Health Reishi Hot Chocolate
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil in a pot using the double broiler method - or in a microwave.
Once melted, add in a tbsp of Botanica Health Reishi Hot Chocolate and mix well.
Spoon some of the chocolate mixture into the muffin pan about 1/3 of the way full.
Place the pan in the freezer while you prepare the filling.
Mix the peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla together in a bowl.
Take the pan out of the freezer and spoon 1 tsp of the mixture into each chocolate cup.
Once finished, spoon the rest of the chocolate on top until the cups are almost full and place in the freezer until firm.
Instead of peanut butter you can use any other nut butter.
Opt for a good quality 70% dark chocolate. This gives them a really rich flavour and also keeps things on the healthier side.
Sprinkle some sea salt on top for a little extra flavour pop.
Store these in the fridge in an air-tight container.