We’re here for indulging your sweet tooth – but in a healthy way. And to satisfy those peanut butter chocolate cravings without feeling guilty. Based on a classic Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup, we’ve made these less sweet and less salty than the original but still absolutely delicious and addicting. The chocolate might melt a little on your hands when you pick it up, but that is because there is nothing added. So enjoy that satisfaction of your sweet tooth without the additives. Once you try these, you won’t want to go back.
10oz chocolate (I use a mix of dark and unsweetened chocolate)
1 cup natural peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup flax seed (whole or ground)
1/2 tbs maple syrup
1 silicone mini muffin tin
Place a medium pot filled half way with water over medium-high heat, and place a medium metal bowl on top – this is to create a double boiler. The steam from the boiling water will gently heat the bowl to help our chocolate melt without burning it.
Now, add the chocolate – I break mine into chunks to help melt faster, but you can also chop it if you want it to melt even more quickly. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted, about 5 mins.
Place about 3/4 tsp of chocolate in the bottom of each mini muffin cup – just enough to cover the bottom. Once you have completed that, place it in the fridge to cool and harden (5-10 mins). Set the rest of the melted chocolate aside for the time being while you prepare the filling.
To prepare the filling, mix the peanut butter, protein powder, flax seed and maple syrup together in a medium sized bowl until fully incorporated. Once the mini-muffin chocolate has hardened, remove from the fridge and evenly distribute the filling in each cup. Press down on the filling in each cup to flatten it and to ensure it takes up all of the space, removing any air bubbles.
Now, return to your melted chocolate. If it has thickened, you can return it back to the heat for a couple minutes to help remelt. Once it is nice and melted, distribute the remaining chocolate evenly among your mini muffin cups – caping each of your chocolate peanut butter bites.
Set in the fridge for 30 mins to harden the chocolate and enjoy. Store them in the fridge if you like a harder chocolate, or you can store them on the counter for up to a week if you don’t mind a little melted chocolate on your fingers.