Post 21 of 356 Real Foods Series: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

While I don’t consider peanut butter cups, “real food,” we must have desserts every once in a while! 🙂

I found this recipe when searching for something yummy to make:

http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2013/05/homemade-protein-packed-peanut-butter-cups-healthy-easy-sugar-free.html, on the Humbled Homemaker’s Blog, thehumbledhomemaker.com.

With a bit of tweaking, this gems came out awesome! My husband did say they taste a bit “coconut-ish,” so next time I will use refined coconut oil. Additionally, the stevia leaves an aftertaste that everyone (four adults) noticed. I swapped the protein powder for PB2 (powdered peanut butter). We were all thoroughly impressed with this healthier version of peanut butter cups.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoons of melted, extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of Pb2 powder
  • 2 packets of Stevia

Directions:

  • Mix everything together
  • Pour into molds (I used small Tupperware containers because I had nothing else on hand)
  • Freeze (mine were in overnight)
  • Pop out of mold and eat immediately, these melt super quickly

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The above recipe is all it takes to have a healthier peanut butter cup. They are pretty delicious. Thank you to The Humbled Homemaker http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/ for a great recipe!

Happy Homemaking,

The Joyful Homemaker

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