Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

These healthy peanut butter cups are an amazing Reese’s peanut butter cup copycat. If you love peanut butter and chocolate {and who doesn’t?!}, then you’re going to love these bite-sized treats!

Healthy peanut butter cups are a perfect Reese's copy cat that only require 4 ingredients and 30 minutes to make. They're full of protein and healthy dark chocolate. Eat as a small dessert, or a pre or post workout snack.

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This past weekend Burken and I threw our 3rd annual Halloween Party. We decorate the house, make Halloween inspired foods, and party with friends and family while dressed in amazing Halloween costumes. This year we went as Jasmine and Aladdin, and dressed Winston up as Rajah, Jasmine’s tiger. Everyone had such awesome costumes and we had such a fun night celebrating.

My only issue with Halloween is the amount of candy I want to consume. It dots just about every aisle in the grocery store, making it almost impossible to leave without picking up just one bag of fun-size candy. I mean they’re fun-size, so it’s okay to eat more than one, right?? And I think with the exception of a Snickers bar, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are a clear winner of the Halloween candy loot.

But with the amount of sugar packed into just one cup {and who eats just one anyway?}, I thought it best to try and make a slightly healthier version of the beloved treat. Enter the 4-Ingredient healthy peanut butter cup.

healthy peanut butter cups stacked on top of each other

Most of you likely have the bulk of these ingredients in your pantry already. Dark chocolate, almond milk {or regular milk}, peanut butter {the star} and PB2 {the likely odd ball not located in your pantry}. PB2 is a powdered peanut butter that is a calorie slashed version of it’s counterpart you know and love. PB2 can mainly be found in the peanut butter aisle at your grocery store, or order online to have on hand. You never know when a craving might strike for something like this peanut butter granola or these chocolate peanut butter cupcakes.

Healthy peanut butter cups spread out on a marble surface

Dark chocolate contains antioxidants, can improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. It makes a great base to start out the these healthy peanut butter cups. Melt the chocolate, stir in the milk and spoon into lined mini muffin tins. Freeze for about 5 minutes.

melted chocolate in a bowl with half filled mini muffin cups

While the chocolate freezes, mix together the protein packed peanut butter and PB2. It will make a stiff dough that will be perfect to roll into little balls and place on top of the frozen dark chocolate. Peanut butter is an amazing healthy fat, and contains magnesium for your bones and muscles. With these great health benefits, feel free to eat these PB cups as a post workout snack to aid in muscle recovery.

mixing together peanut butter and PB2 {top photo}. Pressing the mixture into chocolate filled muffin tins

Pour the remaining dark chocolate over the top of the peanut butter balls and freeze one last time to set the chocolate. Can you believe that’s actually the end of the recipe?

close up of healthy peanut butter cups on a marble surface

Now you have these delicious little protein snacks in just 25 minutes. They’re perfect for a little chocolate and peanut butter pick me up. Make sure to #ionlycameforthecake on Insta if you make these little Resse’s copycats.

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Healthy peanut butter cups are a perfect Reese's copy cat that only require 4 ingredients and 30 minutes to make. They're full of protein and healthy dark chocolate. They're gluten free, dairy free and super easy to make. Eat as a small dessert, or a pre or post workout snack.

Healthy peanut butter cups are a perfect Reese's copy cat that only require 4 ingredients and 30 minutes to make. They're full of protein and healthy dark chocolate. They're gluten free, dairy free and super easy to make. Eat as a small dessert, or a pre or post workout snack.

 

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
These healthy peanut butter cups are an amazing Reese's peanut butter cup copycat. If you love peanut butter and chocolate {and who doesn't?!}, then you're going to love these bite-sized treats!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: 5 ingredients or less, easy recipe, healthy dessert, healthy snack, peanut butter
Servings: 12 peanut butter cups
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup PB2*
Directions
Directions:
  1. In a small microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and melt in the microwave. Microwave about 30 seconds, stir and then 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted.
  2. Stir in the almond milk until smooth.
  3. Line mini muffin tins with mini cupcake wrappers and pour half of the melted chocolate into the bottom. Place in the freezer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, stir together the peanut butter and PB2. Form the mixture into 12 balls and flatten slightly to fit into the muffin in.
  5. Remove the muffin tin and press the peanut butter round into the bottom. Pour the remaining melted chocolate over the top and freeze for about 5 more minutes until set.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge, on the counter, or even in the freezer for a cool, sweet snack.

Recipe Notes

*Note: PB2 is a powdered peanut butter that can be found in the peanut butter aisle, or online.

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