Monday, February 4, 2013

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

It's that time of year again! This recipe is worth re-posting. Just made these this morning. 
Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I thought I do another post on chocolate. I decided to make chocolate peanut butter cups for my hubby for his birthday (yesterday). This is one of his favorites. You have to eat these right out of the freezer as I haven't found a healthy way to make them solid at room temperature. These were super simple to make. My son and I had a great time making them together.

First you'll want to click on this link for the basic chocolate recipe. Only instead of making candy bars, we're going to double that chocolate recipe to make chocolate peanut butter cups. Don't forget to double the recipe and don't mix the peanut butter in with the chocolate! Line muffin pan with muffin papers (use unbleached if you've got them, I only had colored ones from way back, as soon as they are used up, I'll buy unbleached). Spoon enough chocolate to cover the bottom of each muffin paper.Put a spoonful of peanut butter into each cup (a lot or a little depending on taste).
Cover peanut butter with rest of chocolate.
Top with peanuts if desired.
Put them in the freezer (level). As soon as they are hard, they're ready to eat. I peeled the paper back on this one so you could see the what they look like. You could also use a mini muffin pan if you want smaller chocolates.

These are a hit. I love using my basic chocolate recipe because I can use sucanat instead of refined sugar. The other advantage is that if someone has a milk allergy, you can use oat milk or coconut milk and it still tastes great. Also you can use almond or sunflower butter instead of peanuts.

Hope you all have a SWEET day! God Bless, Jackie

32 comments:

Jessica said...

oh yummo! thx for sharing!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness those look SO good! I'm hungry now...:O)

Suburban Simplicity said...

Yum!!! Brings back memories of childhood. My uncle use to make peanut butter cups and we also ate them out of the freezer. Oh but the peanuts just tops it off so good.

I am blessed! said...

Now why would you go and tell me how to make these? I try to "win" my battle in the grocery store, but if I can make them at home... Now what am I going to do Just kidding. They sound delicious!

Civilla said...

Cool!

Freckles and Frogs said...

Ohhhh... YUM! Peanut Butter Cups are one of the things I miss the most now that we have a child witha peanut allergy! I think we can make these with the sunflower butter we use! It has a similar consistancy to all natural or fresh ground peanut butter, and can be a little oily. Do you think that will work okay?

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Susan,
Yes, you can use almond butter and almonds on the top or sunflower butter. It is delicious! I tried it the other day at Healthy Families Network meeting. That is where I tried the oat milk in the chocolate and that was good, too. If you try them, let me know how they turned out for you.

Cat said...

Imo hafta mek some o' them! Thanks for lettin' me speak Southernese. That chocolate peanut buter cup made me do it..;)

Mich said...

My hubby loves Reeses, so I might just have to try these sometime.

Regina @VestPocketFamilyFarm said...

Chocolate, proof of a benevolent God who loves us. I'm still trying to think of a healthy stiffener that would allow these to be room temperature.

Love you too~wish Michael a Happy Birthday from Grandpa and me.

Amy@theredheaddiaries.blogspot.com said...

Seriously!!! Those look awesome!!! I just keep wondering how you stay so skinny with all that great food you make???

RaD said...

Reminds me of when I was in high school. I did a "kitchen clone" of Reece's Peanut Butter cups for an expository speech (for speech class) and got an A+!

Olivia and Me said...

Oo' lala.. yummers as I adore these two flavors together.. I'm heading off to veiw the recipe now!

Great fun there, and he did such a good job pouring the chocolate in.

with love,

Olivia

Connie said...

Okay ... where are my muffin tins ...

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Amy,
Luckily God blessed me with a great metabolism. I also work out about 4 times a week at Curves. Still, we eat a lot of fat. However, I know that by cooking with only natural fats, such as real butter, coconut oil and animal fats, my body is able to metabolize them better. Same goes with eating unrefined sugars. Everything in moderation though!

Andrea said...

Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures. Hugs, andrea

OurLilFullFam said...

Yum - and after my dishwasher disaster today I NEED some chocolate and peanut butter!!

Stephanie

christy rose said...

Wow! What a great idea! those look delicious! I think the smaller muffin cups would be the way I would do it. Thanks for this!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

It was brought to my attention that the link to my basic chocolate recipe wasn't working. Sorry about that. It is fixed now!

...they call me mommy... said...

YUM-O!! I never used that sweetner before...I'll have to check it out! :) These look fabulous, Jackie!

Chris said...

This looks great! I luv cupcakes and as always peanut butter and chocolate is the best. I remember the best commercials were the hersheys and jug of peanut butter.....don't see reeces commericals anymore! LOL

His bondservant said...

Oh, thanks for posting this. My husband just loves peanut butter and chocolate. Have got to try these!!

Angela said...

Oh my,,,I need to get away from the computer..I'm ready to go right through the screen and grab some of these..YUMMY.

Deborah Ann said...

I haven't made those for years! I suddenly have a hankering for a peanut butter cup. I'll have to settle for store bought though, way too lazy to make my own.

LOVE your banner! Is that new? I don't remember seeing it before. It's totally precious...

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Deb,
Nope, the banner isn't too new. I put it up there just after Christmas. Glad you like it!

Jill said...

Looks so yummy!! :-)

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Jill

Nezzy said...

Oh just kill me now 'cause I'm done. I love peanut butter cups, especially the homemade ones!

I make a fillin' with ground graham crackers, peanut butter, butter and a little confectioners sugar. It truly have the consistency of a Reeses. I'm addicted!!! Heeehehe!

Have a blessed and beautiful day sweet friend!!! :o)

Haddock said...

As my wife is heavily on to baking these days, I can relate with all these :-)

Anonymous said...

Yum! These sound SO good! I need to make a list of all the yummy recipes I want to try once I reach my goal weight....
Loved your mom's first statement....it made me smile :-)
Blessings, Aimee
PS: Loved your living history post!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Just made them yesterday. Used 2 percent because that is all I had. Turned out yummy still! Kids can't get enough of it!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Oh goodness............Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

An At Home Daughter said...

I don't know how I missed this post in my blog feed. Now I'm craving peanut butter cups!!!
My mom got some relly good semi-sweet DARK chocolate ships. I think I'll try making some with the chips.

Kimberly

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