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Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy take on a not so healthy favorite - peanut butter cups! These delicious small desserts are made with almond meal, oat flour, peanut butter, maple syrup and cocoa.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Kaylee Pauley

Ingredients

  • for the base
  • 1 cup almonds meal
  • 1 cup rolled oats ground into a flour
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil warmed if necessary
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • for the topping
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 oz dark chocolate bar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

Instructions

  • Add almonds and oats into a high-speed blender and blend on high until a flour forms. Dump into a large bowl and break up any clumps with your fingers.
  • Add the nut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup (or agave), cinnamon, vanilla, and salt into the bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined. The dough should be fairly sticky like cookie dough.
  • Line a mini (or regular) muffin tin with paper liners or use a silicone muffin holder. Portion the dough into each muffin cup and press down until even and smooth.To make the chocolate sauce: Whisk together the coconut oil, sweetener, cocoa powder, and salt until no clumps remain. Spoon the sauce over top each of the cups, distributing evenly. Garnish cups with sliced almonds if desired.Place in the freezer in a flat area for 30-45 minutes, until firm. Pop out the cups & enjoy immediately! These are best consumed straight from the freezer.

Notes

Optional garnish: sliced/chopped almonds, cacao nibs, unsweetened coconut flakes, sea salt

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.3g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 21.2g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.8g | Sodium: 55.7mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 7.6g