I died and went to heaven.
These little morsels are insanely quick to make and SO much better than any Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup you’d buy in the store! No allergens, no refined sugars…I can almost call these health food!
These quickly became a favored treat with my kids…and they like to regularly make them all by themselves (really!).
Of course I have to be in the mood for an epic melted chocolate mess…but most days I can manage! High five to all the mommas out there!
Different way to shape these healthy peanut butter cups? Short cut method?
While I like to make these in a mini muffin tin to monitor the size…they can be made in larger muffin tins, candy molds, or even in bar form!
You get decide!
Bar form is definitely the quickest: spread a parchment lined 8 x 8 pan with half the chocolate mixture. Place in freezer to firm for 5-10 minutes. Then smooth the filling right over the top. Freeze 5-10 minutes then add the remaining melted chocolate right over the top and chill or freeze to firm up before cutting!
Can I make these keto or low carb peanut butter cups?
Powdered erythritol would do the the trick too, I whir my favorite Lankanto sweetener in my BlendTec if I use it!
Or if you want to go for a fat bomb style, skip the chocolate all together and enjoy a peanut butter fudge!
Can I use different nut or seed butters to make paleo peanut butter cups?
I use whatever I have on hand!!
Cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, and almond butter have all made their way into these tempting morsels!
I am imagining using some homemade macadamia nut butter or mixed nut butter would be a fun twist too!
Why is fair trade chocolate important?
Whatever chocolate you choose, please select a Fair Trade Certified Chocolate.
In this way, we can be sure our treats are NOT being created on the backs of children and their impoverished families.
A couple of my favorite brands I regularly buy (there ARE MORE, LOOK FOR THE “FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED” LOGO):
Want Some More Homemade Real Food Candies To Try?
- Mint Truffles are vegan and paleo and surprisingly easy to pull together. Just like the old Frango Mints!
- An unusually ingredient lends the intense raspberry flavor to these dark Raspberry Chocolate Truffles!
- Paleo See’s Candies @Recipes to Nourish
- Or if you love the combo of peanut butter and chocolate together, these buckeye brownies totally caught my eye!
Paleo ‘Peanut Butter’ Cups Recipe:
Give these a whirl…but be warned, they are ADDICTIVE, and therefore hard to resist!!!
They are delicious with or without the chocolate, and need to be stored in the freezer!
If you try these delicious candies, I want to hear from you!! So please leave a comment below!
Healthy Paleo"Peanut Butter" Cups
Sinfully rich and decadent peanut butter or any any nut and seed butter fudge coated in rich dark chocolate!
- 1 cup sunflower seed butter OR any nut butter of your liking!
- 1/2 cup coconut oil softened (it's solid at room temp)
- 1/4-1/2 cup honey or any liquid sweetener to taste. I like about 5 tablespoons. I have also used half stevia to keep sugar lower
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt optional
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips melted, Fair Trade Certified
Blend all ingredients (except chocolate) in a mixer or food processor until smooth.
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. DO NOT OVER-HEAT THEM...it makes them gritty and tough. I always start with a minute, stir and do 20-30 second increments after that. When about 2/3 are melted, I just keep stirring until all are melted.
Line a muffin tin (all I had was large paper muffin liners, but these would be perfect in mini muffins too).
Pour a tablespoon or so of melted chocolate into paper liner, and brush the chocolate up the sides, no need to be exact (anyone who knows me knows I am more about taste than looks, not patient enough for the pretty details!) The chocolate will harden almost instantly as you brush it up the sides.
Fill with the sunbutter filling, and place in the freezer.
Store under refrigeration or in the freezer! You could always use a zester to put some pretty chocolate curls on top, or a few extra chocolate chips.
Another simplified way is to do the whole seed butter mixture in an 8 x 8 pan and spread the melted chocolate over the top.
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