How about a Clean Eating Healthy Peanut Butter Cup recipe that needs only 4 clean ingredients?
Well, you will never eat another unhealthy, store-bought candy bar after making these.
They are so simple to make and you have complete control over the quality of ingredients that are used.
Let’s look at the ingredient list from the famous store-bought brand:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Nonfat Milk, Milk Fat, Lactose, Soy Lecithin, Emulsifier), Peanuts, Sugar, Dextrose, Salt, TBHQ (Preservative) (source)
Just like all S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) candy bars, they are filled with GMO ingredients, highly refined salt and sugar, preservatives and dairy. They are also filled with empty calories and do not nourish the body. Also, non-organic peanut butter can contain up to 8 different pesticides.
This healthier version uses clean, real food ingredients that the body can use and they’re organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and contain no refined sugar.
Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Raw Vegan Snickers Bars, Clean Eating Chocolate Crunch Bars, Pomegranate and Dried Blueberry Chocolate Bark or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- improves metabolism
- can help improve cholesterol
5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*
- contains manganese and zinc
- high levels of antioxidants
- helps with inflammation
- 1/4 cup contains more calcium as the same amount of milk
- 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana
5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*
- contains over 300 compounds including protein, copper, calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron
- super high in anti-oxidants
- contains 4 different neuro-transmitters that act as anti-depressants
- contains essential fatty acids
- can help to lower blood pressure
5 Fast Facts About Peanuts (Peanut Butter):*
- excellent source of vitamin E
- high in folate
- contains tryptophan which helps fight depression
- good source of fiber
- excellent source of protein
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Tip #1: This is important – they will need to be kept in the refrigerator/freezer until you are ready to serve/eat them because they will get soft and lose their shape if left out at room temperature.
Tip #2: If you’d like to have the chocolate indention in the center (as shown in the photo), just add the spoonful of the chocolate topping to the peanut mixture BEFORE putting the cups in the freezer. The peanut butter mixture will be soft and you can push the chocolate mixture down with your spoon, then spread the rest evenly over the top. This way, you will only put them in the freezer one time.
Tip #3: This recipe will make approximately 8 large peanut butter cups in a standard sized muffin cups filling them up about 3/4 full or about 10 – 12 if you only fill them up 1/2 full. The muffin cups I use are easy to clean, easy to remove the treats from and they’re reusable. You can also use regular paper muffin cups if you prefer.
Tip #4: Want to make these paleo-friendly or nut-free? Try using almond butter (paleo) or sun butter (nut-free) as a substitution for peanut butter.
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