Peanut Butter Cups

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Just in time for Easter, these peanut butter filled cups are going to rock your world! I loved eating peanut butter cups when I was younger, but now that I know I don’t tolerate dairy and sugar well, I needed to come up with a cleaner version of them. Peanut butter cups were the coveted candy at Halloween. There were only a few households that had them (probably a good idea since so many kids had peanut allergies) and if you were one of the chosen few who got lucky and got a package, you could be ready for a night of bribes. I remember sitting on the floor amidst piles of candy, trading for favourites and hoping you didn’t get left with too many boxes of raisins. Ok, sure, all that sugar wasn’t great, but it was a fun time.

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Now, however, I need something a little more fulfilling and with some cleaner ingredients. There are still a treat, but everyone needs a little sweetness! They don’t last long in my house, and I love being able to experiment with different nut butters and fillings. The possibilities are endless.

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Peanut Butter Cups
Yields 12
Better than the original! Chocolate cups filled with peanut buttery goodness.
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Total Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
Chocolate coating
  1. 8oz unsweetened chocolate squares
  2. 1/4 cup cacao butter
  3. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  4. 1/4 cup maple syrup, brown rice syrup, or honey
Peanut butter filling
  1. 1/2 cup organic, natural peanut butter (or use almond, sunflower, or tahini butter)
  2. 1/2 cup maple syrup
  3. 3 tbsp melted coconut oil (or even better -coconut cream!)
Instructions
  1. In a double boiler (or two pots stacked), melt the chocolate and cocoa butter.
  2. When melted, add in the cocoa powder and maple syrup.
  3. Whisk until well combined.
  4. In a food processor, combine the filling ingredients until smooth
  5. In a chocolate mold or mini muffin cup liners, pour the chocolate until the liner until the bottom is just covered. If you can, get the sides covered a bit, too.
  6. Freeze for 15 minutes, until solid or slightly tacky.
  7. Scoop some of the filling into the middle of the cup, leaving room around the sides as much as possible.
  8. Pour more chocolate over the filling and freeze until solid.
  9. Keep and serve from the freezer.
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