This recipe hits the perfect sweet spot! Fast, easy and super healthy, theres no question these chocolate peanut butter cups are hard to resist!

Peanut Butter Cups [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

15

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Ingredients

For the Chocolate Layer:

  • 6 tablespoons cacao butter (melted)
  • 2/3 cups smooth peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 4 tablespoons date syrup (or maple syrup)
  • 6 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch sea salt

For the Peanut Butter Layer:

  • 2 tablespoons cacao butter (melted)
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 2 tablespoons date syrup (or maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch sea salt
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Preparation

  1. Get a cupcake pan and line 10 of the cups with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. Take 1/2 cup of cacao butter and place it in a glass jar. Heat about 3 inches of water in a small saucepan, and add the jar to the water. Turn down the heat and let the jar sit in the water for about 15 minutes until the cacao butter is melted completely.
  3. For the chocolate layer, get a small mixing bowl and add the melted cacao butter, peanut butter, date syrup, cacao powder, vanilla and sea salt. Mix well with a rubber spatula until well combined. Set aside.
  4. For the peanut butter layer, take another small mixing bowl and add the cacao butter, peanut butter, date syrup, vanilla and sea salt. Mix well with a rubber spatula until well combined. Set aside.
  5. Take your prepared cupcake pan and add 1 tablespoon of chocolate layer mixture to the bottom of each cup. Gently bang the cupcake pan on the counter to get the chocolate mixture to flatten out in the cups. Then add 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter layer mixture on top of the chocolate and again bang the cupcake pan gently to get the peanut butter to relax. Finally top the peanut butter mixture with the rest of the chocolate mixture, giving the cupcake pan a few last taps on the counter to flatten out the tops and place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Voila! They are ready to go!
  6. Store in the freezer for best results.
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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 293 | Carbs: 16 g | Fat: 23 g | Protein: 6 g | Sodium: 101 mg | Sugar: 9 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.