Created on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 00:25 Hits: 392
Valentines day is in exactly two days and what better way to show that special someone (or your close friends and family) how much you love them by making homemade peanut buttter cups!
Growing up, Reeses peanut butter cups were always my favorite Valentines day candy and since now that I stay away from processed foods and candies, Reeses have been out of the picture for a long time and oh, how I miss them!
I made this recipe I found on Pinterest, tried a cup and nearly fell over from all the joy that rushed to my heart. The chocolate-peanut-butter explosion going on in my mouth was exquisite and just knowing these are preservative, sugar AND dairy free made what was happening in my mouth even more amaaaazing. Yes, these are what I call "guilt-free peanut butter cups". I suggest you make a little extra so you can enjoy a few pieces yourself this Valentines Day. That's exactly what I'm planning to do. : )
For 30 peanut butter cups, you'll need:
1 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup cocoa or cacao powder
1 cup raw peanut butter, or raw almond butter (plus a little extra for the filling)
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tsp vanilla
sea salt (I use celtic salt)
30 mini Valentines Day cupcake liners
1. Combine the coconut oil, cocoa powder, nut butter, honey and vanilla in a medium size bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until smooth.
2. Grab your cupcake liners and place them in each muffin tin. Using a spoon, pour the chocolate mixture in each cupcake liner about 1/4 full.
4. Grab your extra peanut butter and place about 1/8 or 1/4 tsp of PB in the center of each cup. Then take more of the chocolate mixture and pour on top of each cup to "hide" the peanut butter center (be careful! The mixture can pour out fast and overflow your cup liner!). Then sprinkle a little sea salt with your fingers on each cup to give it that sweet and salty flavor. Mm mm!
5. Once you finish adding a little salt, place the muffin tin on a flat surface in your freezer for about 10min. Once they're firm, place them on a plate and put them in the fridge till your ready to share and eat! *These will melt if left out in room temperature!*
**For a more creamy center, use a raw creamy peanut butter or a creamy nut butter of your choice.
Let me know how they turn out! I love love love hearig from you girls. : )
Have a lovely Valentines Day!