Peanut Butter Cups

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These are amazing.  Made using real ingredients.  No Gluten, no dairy,  no refined sugar,  no grains.  A fudge like peanut filling and the crack of the chocolate topping…..uhm hello what’s not to like?  Ok now my confession is I have never had a real peanut butter cup.  I know they exist but don’t know what they are like.  In fact I’ve never been to America.  I’m really showing my cards now huh?  Sitting at my kitchen table in Brisbane contemplating American candy I have never had.  Anyway don’t feel sorry for me I’ve had my fair share of other filthy chocolates that get me into plenty of trouble hehe.  Anyway to the recipe at hand.  I love using my silicone muffin tray for these.  Once they are set the little cups just pop out.  In fact the only thing better would be a mini silicone muffin tray, now that would be adorable.

The Base:

100g 85% dark chocolate

1 tbs coconut oil

Melt down the chocolate and oil together ( I used the microwave).  Carefully spoon into your muffin tray.  Transfer to the fridge to set.  If you don’t have a silicone tray I guess you could line a regular muffin tray and peel back the liners once the cups are set.

The filling:

1/2 cup of peanut butter ( no added sugar or salt)

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 tbs 100% pure maple syrup

Melt down the coconut oil and slowly mix into the peanut butter and maple syrup.  Once combined spoon over The set chocolate and transfer back to the fridge to set.

The Topping:

3/4 cup ground sunflower seeds ( I grind mine in my coffe grinder)

1 tbs coconut oil

1 tbs 100% pure maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

Once you have ground sunflower seeds combine them with the coo it oil, maple syrup and vanilla.  Gently press this mixture over the peanut mix.  Return to fridge to set for a few hours.

Enjoy Sarah😍

*It all seems a bit backwards I know, but when you pop it out and flip it, the sunflower mix becomes the base so the chocolate is on top.

*You may also choose to make your own chocolate top, it just doesn’t always set hard, but is equally as yummy.

* Store these bad boys in the fridge for up to a week.

* Give these a go you won’t regret it

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29 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cups

  1. Oh I love chocolate and peanut butter but I can never eat the shop ones, I started making banana, nut and chocolate muffins…
    These look amazing, very professional!! thanks for sharing

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    1. Oh no no coconut oil? My next bet would be to process some dates with the peanut butter instead. Maybe I will have to put that project on my to do list, and get back to you 😀

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  2. Wow, these look absolutely perfect! I’ve had a ton of peanut butter cups back in the day, but lately I’ve found them a bit too cloyingly sweet, so I bet a homemade version would be a great solution. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  3. Hi Sarah – Never been to America? I invite you to visit me in Chicago whenever you would like (the summer here is much nicer than winter) and we can feast on PB cups. I have had more than my share in my day but yours look quite delish. Little secret, Reese makes PB cups for the holidays in different shapes, hearts for Valentines, Christmas trees for Xmas, eggs for Easter, etc.. Those PB cups are a different recipe and are even better than the original. See? You will have to come and taste test. – Kat

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    1. Wow sounds amazing Thanks! One day I’ll make it to America, would love to see so many things in your beautiful country 😀

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  4. I tried these today they are the bomb. i didn’t have any sunflower seeds but used grounded almonds. So yummy good work Sarah xx

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