These clean, low fat chocolate peanut butter cups are made using only 4-ingredients and taste as good as they look.
When it comes to grocery shopping for my family, I always try my best to be as selective as possible-choosing only the best quality ingredients. I don’t know about you but I prefer to be able to pronounce each and every ingredient in my food!
Lately, I’ve been making a lot of healthy desserts during my spare time. To keep the ingredients fresh, I store most of them in the freezer or refrigerator since natural foods tend to spoil quicker than foods laden with preservatives/pesticides.
This past weekend, I stopped at my local Walmart to pick up the Hefty® Slider Bags since they’re built strong using the MaxLock® track design. This means that everything gets sealed nice and securely. Not to mention, I love the PRICE!! I was happy that these Hefty® Slider Bags cost less than the Ziploc® Slider Bags brand!!
Am I the only one who buys 2-3 bags of chocolate chips at a time? I like to pour out all of the individual bags into a Hefty® Slider Bag in order to keep them fresh, easily accessible, and securely kept.
To keep this recipe “low fat”, I used powdered peanut butter (I use PB2 brand) and simply mixed it with a little bit of water and some honey. This gave it a nice smooth, creamy consistency making it the perfect filling for these chocolate delights.
I started by melting chocolate chips on my stove with a little bit of coconut oil, making sure not to burn the chocolate in the process (you can also use a double boiler). I then poured a thin layer in silicone cupcake molds and placed in the freezer for about ten minutes.
For the chocolate chips, you can use which ever brand you’d like. In order to keep these vegan and gluten free for my readers, I used the Enjoy Life brand. As you can see, I made a little mess but that’s the fun part about working with melted chocolate, right?
After about 10 minutes, I removed the semi-frozen chocolate and poured a tiny dollop of the peanut butter/honey mixture on top of each chocolate cup. I then covered it with the remaining melted chocolate making sure to cover all of the peanut butter and placed it back in the freezer for another 30 minutes.
After the chocolates have been frozen for about 30 minutes, they are ready to be served! these babies store best in the refrigerator and I personally keep them sealed in my handy Hefty® slider bags.
I usually take a few with me to work and place them in our refrigerator until I’m ready for a sweet snack.
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