Reece’s Peanut Butter cups copycat – made at home with real ingredients, much healthier for you!

Reece's Peanut Butter cups copycat - made at home with real ingredients, and much healthier for you! #peanutbutter

Chocolate and peanut butter … a match made in heaven (see here, here and here!).  And I LOVE Reece’s peanut butter cups.  The problem is all the sugar, fats, etc and the fact that they just taste SO good.  So I set out to find a more healthy recipe … and this was adapted from a recipe I found on the Internet.

This recipe is for 12 cups made in normal muffin tins, with normal patty pan liners, but it also makes 15 mini-cups.  It just depends on what you have available in your cupboard.

Really simple, much healthier than the store-bought variety.  So they’re not that much lower in calories, but WAY less refined sugars and all those ‘bad’ fats.  Abby thinks they taste almost exactly the same as the real things … 

Healthy Reece's Peanut Butter Cups

Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 250 g chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs 14g coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup 125g peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tbs 12g flaxseed meal
  • 1 1/2 tbs 15g chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Place patty pans in a 12-hole muffin tin.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together in the microwave, about 1 minute.
  3. Drop by tablespoonful (approximately) into patty pans. Don't put too much in or the chocolate will overwhelm the peanut butter.
  4. Tap the muffin tin sharply on the bench to flatten out the chocolate. Place in freezer while making the peanut butter part.
  5. Mix the peanut butter, flaxseed meal and chia seeds together.
  6. Take the muffin tin out of the freezer and place by teaspoonful (or slightly more) into each patty pan. Try to get this as smooth as possible.
  7. With the remaining chocolate/coconut oil mixture, spoon over the top of each.
  8. Chill in the freezer for at least 2 hours.

Recipe Notes

You can also make your own dairy-free chocolate - check out my healthy dark chocolate recipe at http://cookathome.info/healthy-dark-chocolate/

Adapted from www.foodrepublic.com

Reece's Peanut Butter cups copycat - made at home with real ingredients, and much healthier for you! #peanutbuttercups