Monday, October 7, 2013

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups




I made these homemade peanut butter cups and they're yummy! And the best part is, it's all healthy ingredients! You can find the original recipe here.



The first time I tried this recipe I used natural Almond Butter. The second time around I used natural Peanut Butter instead and it was much better. I also lined the miniature pan with paper baking cups. Do this otherwise you'll regret it and have a hard time scooping them out of the pan! I also used raw cacao powder. So yes, this recipe is almost raw except for the peanut butter. Yummmm.....

Almost Raw Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
Makes approx 12 medium-sized Peanut Butter Cups
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 c. raw peanut butter (I didn't use raw. Instead I used natural Peanut Butter)
  • 4 Tb coconut oil, melted (have I mentioned how healthy coconut oil is? So many wonderful health benefits!)
  • 4 Tb agave or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Combine nut butter, coconut oil, agave, and vanilla together until well mixed.
  2. Pour into miniature cup cake baking cups. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from baking cups gently and dip each nut butter cup into the raw chocolate (recipe below) until fully coated.
  4. Freeze them again. Enjoy!
Raw Vegan Chocolate Recipe
{Raw vegan} Gluten, egg, and dairy-free
Makes 1/2 c. raw chocolate (There's is a lot of chocolate left over so you can save for later or make more!)
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 c. coconut oil, melted
  • 6 heaping Tbs of raw cacao powder (or regular unsweetened cocoa powder will do, if you don’t have cacao) ...raw cacao powder is another super food!!! Very good for you!
  • 4 Tbs of maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Mix all of the ingredients into a bowl. 


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