You know the deal with most of my recipes: Sugar free, Dairy free, Gluten free, Paleo, Primal etc…. oh, and packed full of antioxidant goodness 🙂
This is my take on Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups. Except I’m not a fan of peanut butter with dark chocolate, and I find almond butter is too dense with dark chocolate, but cashew nut butter has a lighter flavour with a natural sweetness that is just mmmmmm.
- approx 50g 100% Cacao
- approx 6 tsp Cashew nut butter
Get out some mini muffin liners and put about 1 teaspoon of melted cacao butter in each one, making sure you cover the bottom, and a little bit of the sides.
Place these in the freezer for about 8 minutes.
Once hardened, take them out, and put about a teaspoon of cashew nut butter in each one.
Then put around 2 teaspoons of melted cacao (you shouldn’t have to reheat it) over the cashew nut butter to complete the cups.
Place in the freezer for around 8 minutes and they’ll be ready to eat!
Makes 6 mini cups. Keeps well in the fridge.
Always use 100% cacao. When you hear of studies that say chocolate (or dark chocolate) is a superfood and a good source of antioxidants, they are referring to cacao powder or 100% cacao, not dark chocolate with sugar and soy lecithin etc added. I use Willie’s Cacao as it is THE ABSOLUTE BEST. If you are a chocoholic like myself, you will enjoy trying all his different 100% single origin cacaos so you can see what the different beans taste like around the world. I used the Madagascan one today, but my personal favourites are the Indonesian and Peruvian single origins.
I don’t measure anything precisely, so feel free to use more or less of everything. Just buy whatever amount of 100% cacao you can find, and a small jar of cashew nut butter.
I do find that mini muffin liners are better than regular sized ones, as the bigger ones can be a bit intense to eat!
You can, of course, use any nut butter you like. My personal preference is cashew nut butter.
You could also add some protein powder. I think a good combo for the filling would be casein powder, cashew nut butter and a dash of vanilla extract.
Another good filling combo would be peanut butter with a dash of sea salt.
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