Simple Eating: Dairy & Sugar Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
I'm so glad to officially announce that I am finished with my 21 Day Daniel Fast ! Whew ! Two 3 week fasts in three months was tough, but I feel so blessed and fulfilled from it. Check out my post here to read about what the Daniel Fast is all about. Since I've been eating clean and natural for the past few days, I don't want to just jump right into eating normal again because my body could go into shock. However, I did want to celebrate a little bit. So on the last night of my fast, I created a healthy version of the peanut butter cup !
Bottom Layer- 1/4 cup melted smooth peanut butter (all-natural)
2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
8 drops of liquid stevia (or until it matches your taste)
Top Layer- 2 Tbsp of melted coconut oil
1/4 cup of melted natural smooth peanut butter
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
*For the "melted" ingredients, place them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds*
Line a muffin tray with 12 cupcake lines.
Add the 1/4 cup melted smooth peanut butter into a bowl.
Add the 2 tbsps of melted coconut oil.
Add 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract.
Add 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder.
Add 8 drops of liquid stevia, or until it’s sweet enough to match your taste.
Mix all the ingredients together until it’s smooth.
Pour the chocolate into the cupcake liners.
I had a lot of fun making these, especially since chocolate and peanut butter are one of my favorite combinations ever. This recipe is great for people who are lactose intolerant or can't eat too much sugar.
However, I will say that if you CAN eat sugar, replace the stevia with real sugar or get sweetened cocoa powder instead. It's still vegan and it'll still taste great !
I actually re-made this recipe the other day using melted snickers candy as my bottom layer. SO GOOD ! I would definitely recommend melting your favorite chocolate for the bottom layer of the cup if you can.
They do look great though, huh? :)
Shoutout to MJDadulla Photography for taking the pictures for this post. It was so much fun working with you. :) If you guys haven't yet, follow/LIKE her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts and to see more of her work ! Eat well, loves ! Happy Wednesday Xo