Healthy Peanut Butter Cups (Vegan)

These Healthy Peanut Butter Cups are an easy healthy snack made with good-for-you ingredients.  

These Healthy Peanut Butter Cups are made with peanut butter, coconut butter, dark chocolate and quinoa flakes and they come together in about 10 minutes

DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

These dark chocolate peanut butter cups are OMG oh so good!!  And so easy to make.  I think these peanut butter cups are even better than the popular brand that so many people love (you know who I’m referring to).  I love these because they’re less sweet…. and I like the texture better.   These Healthy Peanut Butter Cups are made with peanut butter, coconut butter, dark chocolate and quinoa flakes and they come together in about 10 minutes
These dark chocolate peanut butter cups are made with organic peanut butter, coconut butter, dark chocolate and quinoa flakes. Quinoa flakes can be found in the cereal section of your local health food store.   The only sweetness in these peanut butter cups comes from a bit of maple syrup.  The chocolate ganache is made with coconut butter, maple syrup and cocoa.   You can pull these Healthy Peanut Butter Cups together in just 10 minutes, but they will need to sit in the fridge for a wee bit to set.

PEANUT BUTTER CUP RECIPE

These protein peanut butter cups are made with quinoa flakes, giving them a good dose of dietary fiber and protein.

  • 1/2 cup organic coconut butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup organic chunky peanut butter (unsweetened and unsalted)
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw almonds (or another nut)
  • chocolate ganache (recipe below)

HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

These vegan peanut butter cups come together in about 10 minutes, but they’ll need to sit in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours (or more) to set.

  1. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners
  2. Melt the coconut butter in a saucepan over medium low heat.
  3. Add the peanut butter and maple syrup and stir to blend well.
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Add the quinoa flakes and mix well.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Divide the mixture evenly into the paper cups – about 2 tablespoons per cup.
  8. Spoon the chocolate ganache evenly over the peanut butter mixture.
  9. Sprinkle the top of the chocolate with chopped almonds.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

CHOCOLATE GANACHE RECIPE

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter, melted

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  1. Melt the coconut butter in a saucepan over medium low heat.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the maple syrup and cocoa powder.
  4. Whisk until completely smooth.

These Healthy Peanut Butter Cups are made with peanut butter, coconut butter, dark chocolate and quinoa flakes and they come together in about 10 minutes

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These Healthy Peanut Butter Cups are made with peanut butter, coconut butter, dark chocolate and quinoa flakes and they come together in about 10 minutes
Yield: 12 servings

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

These Healthy Peanut Butter Cups are made with peanut butter, coconut butter, dark chocolate and quinoa flakes and they come together in about 10 minutes.  

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic coconut butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup organic chunky peanut butter (unsweetened and unsalted)
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw almonds (or another nut)

For the Chocolate Ganache

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners
  2. Melt the coconut butter in a saucepan over medium low heat.
  3. Add the peanut butter and maple syrup and stir to blend well.
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Add the quinoa flakes and mix well.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Divide the mixture evenly into the paper cups - about 2 tablespoons per cup.
  8. Spoon the chocolate ganache evenly over the peanut butter mixture.
  9. Sprinkle the top of the chocolate with chopped almonds.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
For the Chocolate Ganache
  1. Melt the coconut butter in a saucepan over medium low heat.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the maple syrup and cocoa powder.
  4. Whisk until completely smooth.
 

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

One Response to “Healthy Peanut Butter Cups (Vegan)”

  1. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat — April 28, 2015 @ 1:27 pm (#)

    Who would have thought I would see the day with healthy peanut butter cups! These look so tasty, you would never know that they aren’t terrible for you!

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