Healthy. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Sold. Need I say more? What is not to love about having a stash of these Healthy Peanut Butter Cups in the freezer for whenever the craving hits?
Sweets Can Be Healthy
Ultimately, I love the challenge of creating desserts that not only promote health but are genuinely yummy, too. Additionally, I love the sound of my husband rummaging around in the freezer around 4 p.m. in search of one of these babies. Fortunately, he doesn’t have to sneak, and I don’t have to cringe that he is eating something that is not good for him…especially right before dinner.
Healthy Peanut Butter Cups are made with sprouted oats, almond flour, crunchy peanut butter, maple syrup, and Lily’s Dark Chocolate Stevia Sweetened Baking Chips. I know my family is getting the good stuff without feeling they are missing out on a treat.
- 1 cup sprouted rolled oats ( I use One Degree)
- 1/4 cup fine ground almond flour
- 1 cup organic crunchy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips (Lily's Dark Chocolate stevia sweetened baking chips)
- 2 T peanut butter
- Maldon Salt Flakes for sprinkling on the top
- Mix together oats, almond flour, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt and spoon into mini muffin trays lined with mini muffin liners.
- Freeze for 1 hour.
- In a small pot, melt chocolate chips and 2 T peanut butter on medium low heat and stir constantly to prevent burning.
- When melted, spoon evenly over each frozen peanut butter cup and then sprinkle with Maldon salt flakes while chocolate is still warm.
- Freeze another hour.
- Remove from muffin pan and place in a freezer-safe container and keep frozen.
- Sneak one now and then whenever you need a pat on the back:)
These yummy, healthy peanut butter cups come together in two parts. First, you prepare two mini muffin trays with mini muffin liners. I use two trays of twelve so that they can easily fit into my freezer. Feel free to use a tray with twenty-four.
Start by mixing together oats, almond flour, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt and spoon into mini muffin trays lined with mini muffin liners. Place in the freezer for an hour. Next, melt together the chocolate chips and additional peanut butter and spoon over the frozen base. Sprinkle with Malden Salt flakes and freeze for an additional hour. Store in an air-tight container in the freezer and pop one out whenever you need a pat on the back or feel the need to sneak a non-guilty pleasure.