Healthier Reese Peanut Butter Cups [Recipe]

At first I wasn’t going to share this recipe because well it’s just so simple. But I think sometimes we forget delicious recipes are just that; simple.

I had a mean craving for Reese peanut butter cup. My husband is obsessed with them and it was just on my brain. Yes I am married now, but a post on that later. 😉20160914_174024I decided to use my noodle and make a healthier, cleaner alternative with a hint of protein. I used silicone cupcake liners for the peanut butter cups, but feel free to use small containers, ice cube tray, etc.

Technically this recipe only needs 4 ingredients, but I like the touch of the sea salt and vanilla. Feel free to experiment with different nut butters/ extracts too!20160914_174000Healthier Reese Peanut Butter Cups* (Makes 6 PB Cups)

  • 80g Dark Chocolate (Chopped, 70% or higher)
  • 1 Tbsp Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or your choice)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Warm Water
  • 1/2 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (about 2 Tbsps)
  • 1.5-2 Tbsps Natural Peanut Butter

Place the first four ingredients in a small bowl and microwave for 20 seconds at a time until all the chocolate is melted. Once melted, throw warm water into bowl then stir in protein powder until everything is well blended.

You should have a consistency that is a little thicker than pudding. Place a thin layer at the bottle of each liner/ container. Then add 1/2 to 1 tsp of peanut butter to center. Once that is complete, add the remaining chocolate to cover the peanut butter. 20160914_172346You can use a spoon to smooth it out. At this point you can leave as is or top with goodies like I did with the peptias.

Place in freezer for about an hour (or overnight if you can). Keep them in freezer and when you are read to eat, let them sit at room temperature for a couple of minutes, then eat!

Question: What’s your favorite candy (or from when you were a kid)? I use to be obsessed with Starbusts and M&M’s. M&M’s I still like do but eek to Starbusts!

*can be made vegan by using a vegan chocolate and protein powder

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