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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups - Dark Chocolate and Healthy!

Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Make your own peanut butter cups and control how sweet they are!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings 12
Author Erica Kastner

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup expeller pressed coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup more or less to taste
  • 1 pinch unrefined sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2-3/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • coarse sea salt for topping

Instructions

  1. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with 12 muffin/cupcake liners.

  2. Gently melt the coconut oil over low heat. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder, maple syrup, pinch of salt, and vanilla until completely smooth.

    Homemade Peanut Butter Cups - Dark Chocolate and Healthy!
  3. Pour a small amount of chocolate into the bottom of each muffin liner. Put in the freezer for 3-5 minutes, or until solid.

    Homemade Peanut Butter Cups - Dark Chocolate and Healthy!
  4. Add a good dollop of peanut butter in the middle of each muffin liner, trying to keep a small ring of chocolate around the edge. 

    Homemade Peanut Butter Cups - Dark Chocolate and Healthy!
  5. Pour the rest of the chocolate over the top of the peanut to cover. Smooth the peanut butter under the chocolate by tapping it with a spatula.

    Homemade Peanut Butter Cups - Dark Chocolate and Healthy!
  6. Put back in the freezer for about 3-5 minutes, or until the tops of the peanut butter cups are semi-solid. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.

    Homemade Peanut Butter Cups - Dark Chocolate and Healthy!
  7. Put the whole tin back in the freezer until the peanut butter cups are solid, about 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Pinch of Yum