Peanut Butter Cups

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Reese’s who? Avoid all the nasty additives in the originals and opt for these low sugar peanut butter cups. With just four simple ingredients, you can’t go wrong. They are the perfect power treats with a dollop of peanut butter in the middle. The chocolate casing amplifies the taste beyond measure. Peanut butter and chocolate is simply a match made in heaven!

I used cupcake papers to create the iconic ‘cup’ shape. To achieve the perfect peanut butter cup, ensure that the layer of chocolate on the underneath is even, and that the peanut butter layer is also as flat as possible. A thin layer of chocolate on the top will suffice too. The coconut oil ensures that the chocolate doesn’t become too crisp and hard when it is placed in the freezer to cool, However; this is an optional addition.

These chocolate sweets are the perfect party dessert or after-dinner treat. I will definitely be having one on my oats tomorrow morning (imagine that melty, peanut-buttery amazingness!). They take only minutes to make (and seconds to devour). Enjoy!

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Yield: 12 peanut-butter cups.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of smooth, runny Peanut Butter (Pip&Nut works best)
  • 1/4 cup of agave syrup
  • 160g of dairy free chocolate (I used tesco’s own brand dark chocolate)
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 pinch of salt

Method:

  • Add the Peanut butter, agave and salt to a small bowl and stir well using a fork (or small whisk). Set aside.
  • Break up the chocolate and place it into a heat proof bowl (preferably metal) with the coconut oil. Place this over a pot of boiling water on the stove-top, and stir continuously until melted through. You could also microwave the chocolate instead if needed. Ensure that the chocolate does not burn.
  • Lay out the 12 cupcake papers on a flat surface, and spoon a thin layer of chocolate into the bottom of each paper.
  • Using 2 teaspoons, place a dollop of the peanut butter mixture into the centre of each of the papers.
  • Finally, place a thin layer of the melted chocolate over the peanut butter cup.
  • Place the cups on a flat tray before covering and placing in the freezer to set.
  • Remove from the freezer after 1 hour and transfer them to the fridge where they should be kept until consumption.
  • Enjoy!

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