Pure addiction: Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut butter and chocolate. Is there a better (or more addicting) combination? Me thinks not! Naturally, I haven’t made these in some time and was craving a bit of this delicious action so I had a little play with a few ingredients to create some yummy mock Reese’s peanut butter cups. PLEASE NOTE: these do not last for a long time once you remove from the freezer. Mine ended up melting within about 20 minutes (so pretty much, it’s mandatory to eat them almost immediately…damn! I know you’re sooo disappointed to hear that!)
- 10 mini silicone holders or mini cupcake holders (I used a mini heart shaped ice tray)
- 1/2 bar of 70-85% dark chocolate
- 2 TBSP 100% organic peanut butter
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1.5 tsp stevia or xylitol
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- Add the peanut butter, vanilla extract, 1 tsp xylitol (or stevia), 1 tsp coconut oil (and salt if using) into a bowl. Make sure everything is mixed.
- Fill your silicone molds 1/2 full with the peanut butter mixture. Use a spoon to smooth over and make sure the bottom is fully covered.
- In another bowl, add your chocolate and remaining coconut oil. Microwave 30 seconds, remove to mix, then replace another 20 or so seconds. Take care to make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn but fully melts.
- Once fully melted, add it to form the top layer on top of your peanut butter.
- Finally, freeze 20 minutes (longer if they are bigger) then remove and eat!
Another option is add more chocolate and 1 more tsp of coconut oil to fill the bottom of the cups with chocolate, add your peanut butter on top of that, and top with a second layer of chocolate which will “seal” the PB and make it more like a proper Reese’s peanut butter cup.