I don’t remember where I originally got this recipe, but I’ve been making it for over a year now and have made a few small changes here and there. They are a great way to satisfy a sweet craving with something that is still nutritious. If you’re not familiar with the many health benefits of coconut oil, take a look at this page.
Healthy Peanut Butter Cups
1 cup of organic peanut butter
2 tablespoons of raw honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
1/3 cup of raw chopped nuts of your choice (my kids prefer no nuts, so I omit)
3 tablespoons of flax seed meal
handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-In a small bowl combine the peanut butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, vanilla, honey, nuts and flax seed meal. Mix until well combined.
2-Drop by the heaping spoonful into mini-muffin tin. Should make about 20 cups. Place in freezer for about 5-10 minutes, so they just begin to firm up.
3- Take them out and place 1 or 2 chocolate chips in the center and then place back in the freezer to harden completely. (I used to put a little melted chocolate over the top, but then realized putting one chocolate chip on there was more than enough to get my kids excited about having it as their “dessert” and it’s so much easier.) Remove from the pan and keep in a quart-sized freezer bag. *They need to be stored in the freezer or else they will be too melty.
**I highly recommend getting the mini-muffin cup liners. I used to just put the mixture into the muffin tin but popping them out was such a pain. Plus, they just seem more like a treat when you pull them out of the freezer and peel off the “wrapper”.