Peanut butter and chocolate. Two ingredients loved on their own but are even better together. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but my boyfriend does so I always try to make healthier treats for us to enjoy. It’s fun!
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These peanut butter cups are relatively easy to make, I actually used a recipe from Happy Healthy Mama’s blog. I found the original recipe to be to sweet for my liking so I tweaked it by adding more coconut oil and less maple syrup.
These treats are satisfying and delicious, loaded with a good amount of fats via the coconut oil (I like this one) and peanut butter that helps lower the glycemic index of the treat. The maple syrup brings a touch of sweetness along with essential minerals, trace minerals and antioxidants and also has a lower GI score than regular sugar. Sugar is sugar but if I’ll eat it I want some extra benefits, you know?
You can substitute peanut butter for any nut or seed butter. One tip I would have is to make sure the butter is nice and thick. If you prefer a runnier one, make sure you raise the chocolate mixture alongside the edges when scooping it in to create a cup that’ll hold the peanut butter in nicely.