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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

These dark chocolate peanut butter cups are a healthier than the ones you'll find in stores. Make some for your loved one as a special treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dark chocolate peanut butter cups
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Mary Ellen

Ingredients

  • For PB Layer:
  • 1 C peanut butter
  • 1 TB coconut oil
  • For Chocolate Layer*:
  • 1/2 C cacao/cocoa powder
  • 1/4 C cocoa butter
  • 1 TB coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of sweetener (I used coconut sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • Toppings: little candy hearts , nuts, chopped fruit...

Instructions

  • Using a double boiler (or glass bowl on top of a boiling pot) mix peanut butter and coconut oil.
  • Once melted, add this to the bottom of your cupcake wrappers. I put the cupcake wrappers in a muffin pan to keep them all together. Put muffin pan into freezer for about 15-20 mins for the peanut butter to harden.
  • Use the double boiler (or glass bowl on top of a boiling pot) to mix the rest of the ingredients together. Once melted, add the chocolate mixture on top of the peanut butter and add toppings.
  • Place the muffin tin back in the freezer for about a half hour until the chocolate hardens.
  • I recommend keeping the cups in the freezer or refrigerator until you are ready to eat them.