Monday, November 10, 2014

Organic Homemade Peanut Butter Cups


These homemade peanut butter cups are not only lower in sugar and free of highly-processed ingredients, they also taste better than the original store-bought versions!

  • 2 tablespoons organic peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons organic grass-fed butter
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup organic dark chocolate chips (I used Green and Black's 70% dark chocolate)

To get started, melt the dark chocolate then use a spoon to drop a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of 6 mini paper cups. (I recommend double-layering the paper cups, for sturdiness.)

Using the spoon, push the melted chocolate up the sides of the paper cups a bit, to create the "cups" that will hold the peanut butter filling. Place the chocolate-filled shells in the freezer to set, about 10 minutes.

In the meantime, mix up the peanut butter filling. Combine the peanut butter, butter and salt, and stir until smooth and creamy. Remove the paper cups from the freezer, and place a dollop of the peanut butter filling in the middle of each chocolate shell (about a teaspoon per center). Be sure to leave a little room around the edges, for the chocolate filling to cover the sides!

Cover each cup with a final layer of melted chocolate, and return to the freezer to set for at least 2 hours before serving.

Remove the paper cups, and enjoy these chocolate candies whenever you like! For best texture, I recommend storing in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve.

Note: As always, feel free to use any other nut butter instead of peanut butter, if you prefer. For those with nut allergies, sunflower seed butter is a great nut-free alternative!

Laurel xoxo

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