Monday, April 11, 2011

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

These are just as good as Reese's peanut butter cups but they are actually GOOD FOR YOU!!!  They are so healthy because of the organic coconut oil {keeps your body well-oiled and is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal} raw organic honey {kills virus' and bad bacteria}, and organic cocoa {chocolate is good for everything, right?}. 

Nut Mixture

1/4 cup of organic peanut butter {or other nuts made into butter}
1/2 cup almond butter (We make our own by throwing salted nuts in a Cuisinart.)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons honey (Raw organic honey)
1/4 cup of coconut oil (Organic coconut oil)
1/3 cup of chopped nuts

In a Cuisinart (or by hand in a bowl) combine the peanut butter, almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla, honey, and  nuts.

Mix until well combined.

{Best to combine coconut oil and honey first.  You may want to melt both of them a little bit to make the mixing easier.}

Drop by the heaping teaspoon into muffin tins and flatten down.

Place in freezer.

Chocolate Topping {Makes enough chocolate for 1 1/2 batches of the nut mixture.}

3/4 cup cocoa powder {Organic cocoa powder}
1/4 cup of honey
1 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
*I add a little bit of stevia to make it sweeter.

Combine these ingredients in a 2 or 4 cup glass measuring glass and
place in a pot of simmering water on the stove.

Heat until everything is just melted, and remove from heat.

Whisk briskly until combined well.

Take out the muffin tins from the freezer, and divide your chocolate
mixture over it.

Place back into the freezer for about 30-45 min then remove and put
into a Ziploc bag.

*Must be stored in the freezer.

Enjoy!  They don't stay around for long...

This recipe is from my daughter's Paleo Blog that has 
many wonderful recipes!