Simple Paleo-Approved “Peanut” Butter Cups!

By Lindsay Rabicoff • August 18, 2015

Yes, I eat healthy 99% of the time, but sometimes I crave something delicious, peanut-buttery, and choco-riffic for a snack. In the past, I used to reach for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but the processed sugar and gritty chocolate left me feeling tired and crummy (and like I really needed to brush my teeth).

About a year ago I discovered a delicious way to make my own homemade peanut butter cups out of all natural ingredients that are paleo-approved! My favorite part is that I can whip these up in less than 10 minutes using just the microwave – seriously. Keeping these in the freezer ensures I have a delicious treat that won’t leave me feeling bad.

Ingredients

  • Small (Mini) Muffin Pan (not a cupcake pan, a muffin pan has smaller cups)
  • Microwave
  • Food Processor
  • Freezer
  • 6 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 16 oz Almond Butter (you can substitute¬†smooth peanut butter if you aren’t worried about being paleo-friendly)
  • 3 tbsp Organic Honey (local honey is good for allergy-symptoms)
  • Sea Salt
  • 3 cups Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips¬†(if not worried about being paleo-friendly, can use any kind you prefer)

Directions

  1. Combine 4 tbsp Coconut Oil, 16 oz. Almond Butter (or peanut butter), 3 tbsp Organic Honey, and a pinch of Sea Salt in the food processor. Puree until smooth and one combined mixture.
  2. With two tablespoons, add a tablespoon of the mixture into the 24 Mini Muffin Pan cups.
  3. Microwave the 3 cups of Chocolate Chips in the microwave for approximately two minutes (watch it – don’t overcook it).
  4. Add in the remaining 2 tbsp Coconut Oil into the Chocolate Chip mixture, combining well to make the Chocolate Coating.
  5. Top each of the 24 Mini Muffin Pan cups with the Chocolate Coating.
  6. Place the pan into the freezer for one hour, until set.
  7. Use a steak knife, or other sharp knife to pop out the Almond Butter Cups.
  8. Store the Almond Butter Cups in the freezer for up to one week.

WARNING: Before eating, let the Almond Butter Cups sit out for five minutes to soften and thaw the Chocolate Coating. These are delicious, but nothing is worth a chipped tooth!