Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups! (dairy free, vegan, grain-free, refined sugar free)

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend!

I’m super into all things cute and romantic (and chocolate + peanut butter), so I decided to make these healthy version peanut butter cups for valentine’s day.

I also just had to have these cute heart shaped silicon molds to make them extra festive, feel free to use regular cupcake cups 🙂

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These peanut butter cups are so easy and versatile you can use whatever you have on hand. If you have a peanut allergy (or are strict paleo), you can sub almond butter or other nut/seed butter. We’re chocolate + PB lovers here, so I went with peanut butter for these! I used butter in this recipe which can easily be subbed with coconut oil for a vegan version, as well as the maple syrup/honey swaps depending on your tastes.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups organic dairy free dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup organic peanut butter (can sub other nut/seed butter)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or grass-fed organic butter (can use more to thin out chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup organic maple syrup or raw honey
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

You can make these cups as thick or thin as you’d like, and if you’re like me, they’ll all be different sizes anyway 😛 recipe makes 10-12 peanut butter cups

  1. melt chocolate chips in medium sized bowl, I thinned out my chocolate by adding a tablespoon of coconut oil so it spread out in the molds a little easier
  2. place cupcake molds on baking tray, scoop heaping teaspoon of melted chocolate into each mold to cover base of mold (using approx. half of melted chocolate)
  3. place molds in fridge for 15 minutes to harden
  4. in another bowl, mix together peanut butter, maple syrup or honey, coconut oil or butter, and sea salt
  5. once chocolate has set, add layer of peanut butter mixture to molds and spread evenly
  6. place back in fridge for 15 minutes for peanut butter layer to set
  7. once set, add the remainder of the melted chocolate to each mold
  8. allow to set for 20+ minutes in the fridge

Share with your valentines! (You may have to double the recipe 😉 )

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