Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups via FitFoodieFinds.com

No sugar.

No gluten.

No dairy.

No calories.

Just kidding.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

…On the no calories part.

I actually found this recipe on Instagram and I’m so glad I decided to venture onto the actual blog post to learn how to make them.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Nutrition information: 105 calories | 10.1g fat | 3.3g carbs | 1.3g carbs | 2.9g protein. Recipe adapted from Prevention RD.

Ingredients

    Bottom Layer
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter (all-natural)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 drops of liquid stevia (or to taste)
  • Top Layer
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional: unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. Line a mini muffin tray with 12 cupcake lines (I used the reusable kind). Stir all ingredients for the bottom layer together until smooth ( you may have to melt the coconut oil and peanut butter for 20 seconds to get them to mix well) and divide between the wells (each should be about half full). Put the tray in the freezer on a flat surface and freeze until solid (It took mine about 10 minutes). Meanwhile, stir all ingredients together for the top layer until smooth (again, you may have to heat the coconut oil and peanut butter for 20 seconds to get them to mix well) and divide on top of the set chocolate mixture. Return to the freezer and freeze until solid (it took me an additional 10 minutes). Store the treats in the freezer.
http://fitfoodiefinds.com/2013/06/healthy-peanut-butter-cups/

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Not bad at all for something with no sugar. PLUS- it satisfies my daily choco/peanut butter craving post dinner (give me a woot if you crave these too!). I am keeping these babies in stock from here on out!

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

I was a little hesitant to add so much coconut oil, but it definitely gives it a great creamy texture. As much as you would think it would be super coconutty, I don’t really think it’s that overpowering. The two main flavors are still the peanut butter and cocoa (chocolate).

Huffington Post has written not 1, but 2 articles on how amazeballs coconut oil is. To name a few it helps lower cholesterol, maintain weight, and relieve stress. Click HERE and HERE for more info.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

You are welcome for posting this 12 hours early. I was going to make you wait until tomorrow AM- but that’s just mean!

Also last but not least- congrats to: KATIE for winning my FitnessGlo 90-Day Membership Giveaway!

katie

 

Random question of the night: If you were to ask me to make 1 dessert healthier, which dessert woud you choose? 

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Comments

  1. Julie says

    Bread pudding! Love it so much but feel horrible after I eat it….Wonder if it could be made with almond or coconut milk..hmmm.

  2. says

    These would last five seconds in our house… and, I’m so making them! Also, we cook just about everything in coconut oil (it’s a good price at TJ’s). Sautéed sweet potatoes in it… yum!

  3. Misty says

    These look great! I make a version of these that my sister in law came up with. We use equal parts honey, peanut butter, coconut oil, and coco powder, and just mix them all together and freeze using those silicone ice cube trays that you can buy. You don’t have the double layer effect of a peanut butter cup but they taste the same. :)

  4. Julie says

    I just made these and I have to say…OMGEE!! They are amazing….I didn’t have stevia so I used about 2 tblsp of organic honey and a super lite sprinkle of sea salt on the tops (I didn’t have coconut) and wow!!! My 3 little girls are in love with them too!

  5. Dina says

    you forgot the “r” in powder but other than that FANTASTIC, THANK YOU! LOVE =) especially the no calories part! ;) I cant wait to make them. I have been looking for something like this foreva ;)

  6. says

    I just made these tonight, but mine didn’t turn out quite as cute as yours… I only had a regular sized muffin tin, so mine were thinner. I switched mine up & played up the coconut & tropical taste a bit… used PB Crave’s Choco Choco PB in the bottom & their CoCo Bananas PB in the top. Gave it all a choc/banana/coconut kinda flavor. :)

  7. says

    What do you think about switching out the peanut butter in the bottom layer with nutella? I was just thinking of ways to boost that chocolatey flavor in the bottom even more:)

  8. says

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  9. says

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  10. sarah says

    amazing recipe!! just tried it!! was so yummy and so rich i could only have one!!! but it satisfied my cravings without making me feel guilty!!!
    thanks!!

  11. Jennifer Gordon says

    I made these with honey in place of Stevia and added a pinch of sea salt to the top layer. To die for! Thanks so much for this, it’s going to be a regular item in my house!

    • says

      You could always sub the coconut milk for almond milk or any kind of milk that is! It just won’t have the coconutty flavor…but still the same cooking method!

  12. Stephanie says

    I made these with chocolate protein powder instead of the cocoa, stevia and vanilla (didn’t have any) and wow…. I could nom on those all day! Thanks for the post!

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