5-Minute, One-Pot Mini Peanut Butter Cups

This is the “cheater’s version” of a peanut butter cup. These minis combine the nut butter with the chocolate for a quick stir-and-set treat.

 

Yield: 16 servings (mini cups)

Active Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Preferences: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Paleo*

 

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp. unsweetened organic cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Maranatha Creamy Organic Peanut Butter*
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
  • 4 tsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 pinch finely ground Celtic Sea Salt
  • 8-10 drops NuNaturals Stevia (to taste)

Tools

  • Heavy-bottom saucepan
  • Candy molds or silicone muffins cups or paper mini muffin liners in a mini muffin pan

Preparation 

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine cocoa powder, coconut oil, and nut butter over very low heat. Stir occasionally until mixture is completely liquefied.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in salt, vanilla (if using) and coconut sugar. Add stevia to taste.
  3. Pour mixture into silicone candy molds, silicone muffins cups, or paper mini muffin liners in a mini muffin pan.
  4. Transfer to freezer to set (about 15 minutes).
  5. Pop the peanut butter cups out of silicone molds
  6. Store them in airtight container in freezer or refrigerator.

*PALEO OPTION: Replace peanut butter with almond butter, cashew butter or macadamia nut butter. 

 

Nutrition Information Per Serving

 

47 calories, 4.4 g total fat, 2.6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0.24 g monounsaturated fats, 0.06 g polyunsaturated fats, 0 mg cholesterol, 8.7 mg sodium, 2.1 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 0.56 g sugars, 1.1 g protein

 

courtesy of healinggourmet.com

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