Today is a great day. Not only do I get to share this wonderful Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup recipe with you, but today is also the Vancity Virtual Potluck! The #vancityvirtualpotluck is an online potluck with 40+ Vancouver bloggers who will be sharing their fav potluck recipes all on the same day – today. It’s going to be inspiring. It’s going to be fun. And most importantly, it’s going to be delicious. The menu is drool-worthy: have a look for yourself. I am most excited about the Vancity Virtual Potluck because it is helping to create an incredible feeling of food community here in Vancouver. Food is what brings us together, it is a way to show love and compassion, it is a way to nourish our body and minds and helps us to feel empowered.
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Okay, now onto the real deal – Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Remember the sugary classics we used to
indulge in binge eat on Halloween? Yup, they were my favourite. Unfortunately, they don’t make us feel so good, and also have zero benefits for our body. The good news? I’ve got you covered. These taste just as good – wait, no – better than the original, because you know they are so, so good for you!
Now let’s get to it. First, drool over this photo.
- 1 cup of raw cacao powder
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
- About 1/2 cup of all-natural peanut butter - crunchy or smooth, you choose!
- Pinch of himalayan salt
- About 10 muffin molds - the paper ones
- In a small pot, combine the raw cacao powder and coconut oil and heat until nicely combined. Do not burn or overheat and do not add any almond milk or water. If it is too watery, add more cacao and if it is too powdery, add more coconut oil. It should be a bit creamier consistency than water. Add the maple syrup. Then turn off the heat and set aside.
- Place 10 muffin molds (the thin, paper-y ones) and put about 1 tbsp. of the chocolate sauce into each of them. Place them in a solid dish of some sort and store in the freezer for about 10-20 minutes, or until solid.
- Next drop about 1 tbsp. of peanut butter into each cup and top with the remaining chocolate sauce, about 1 tbsp. or less in each of them. Sprinkle with the himalayan salt. Mmmm salted chocolate.
- Put back into the freezer for at least an hour, ideally overnight and enjoy straight from the freezer once finished!