Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter and chocolate are two of the most popular foods in America and when put together are unstoppable. It’s no wonder that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are in the top 5 favorite candy bars. Unfortunately, these delicious little cups are loaded with sugar and really are not good for you. There is good news though! You can make your own healthy version of peanut butter cups and the flavor won’t disappoint.

What do you need?

1/4 cup peanut butter, creamy

2-3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions:

Fill mini muffin tin with muffin liners and spray with coconut oil spray and set aside.

In a medium size bowl, mix peanut butter and protein powder together. Start with 2 tablespoons of protein powder and go up from there. The amount of protein powder depends on how drippy your peanut butter is.

Next, separate the peanut butter and protein mixture into 12 marble sized balls (about 1 teaspoon each), and set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt dark chocolate chips and coconut oil, stirring every 45 seconds until chocolate is smooth. Scoop one teaspoon of the chocolate mixture into the bottom of each muffin liner. Then, place muffin tin into the freezer for about 10-15 minutes or until chocolate hardens.

 

Next, place one protein peanut butter ball on top of each hardened chocolate, carefully flattening the ball with your finger until it has a smooth top.

Finally, add two more teaspoons of the melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter to each liner to complete your peanut butter cup.

Place muffin tin in the freezer for another 10-15 minutes until chocolate is hardened.

Enjoy!

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