Recently, I was told to try out Cacao Peanut Butter Cups since they were super easy and delicious.
I found a recipe on Spinach4Breakfast and here’s my results!
Step 1: Gather all the ingredients.
Coconut oil, maple syrup (or Honey), vanilla extract, sea salt, peanut butter and cacao powder. There’s almonds in the picture because I thought I could add them in to see if they would work!
Handy tip: If your coconut oil is solidified, you can put the coconut oil into the mixing bowl and place it into a sink with some hot water. It will melt into it’s oil form in no time (and without the hassle of using the stove top)!
Step 2: Mix all the ingredients together…
I couldn’t find a measuring cup so I may have guestimated the proportions using a normal drinking glass. In any case, I think it should look liquid-y and chocolate-like.
Step 3: Add the mixture to some moulds.
I used silicone moulds so that they would slip out easily and would be quick to clean. I found that following the recipe’s proportions (roughly), I only filled up three small silicone moulds. A small amount of mixture was left over in the mixing bowl so that I could cover the peanut butter after the next step.
After adding the mixture to the moulds, I put the moulds onto a plate and into the freezer for five minutes as per the recipe’s instructions.
Step 4: Add peanut butter.
Taking the moulds from the freezer, I added a small dollop of peanut butter to each mould. Then back to the freezer!
Step Five: Adding mixture to cover the peanut butter.
Back to the fridge!
Step Six: Time to eat!
They turned out great once I took them out of the moulds. The crispiness of the cacao mixture and the sweet softness of the peanut butter were delicious. One was enough as they were quite rich. A winner recipe!