Low Fat Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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!!

hefty slider bags

hefty slider bags

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.

Hefty slider bags

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.

healthy peanut butter cups

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?

healthy peanut butter cups

healthy peanut butter cup recipe

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.

healthy peanut butter cup recipe low fat

healthy peanut butter cup recipe low fat

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.

hefty slider bags healthy dessert storage

project life wellness healthy peanut butter cups recipe

Need more ideas?? visit the Hefty® Slider Bags  page for some super helpful tips on how to use these AMAZING bags!!

Also, I am so excited to share with all of my readers this amazing value offer for Hefty® Slider Bags. Visit Ibotta now to save $1.00 on your next purchase!! If you haven’t signed up for Ibottago on and do it now. You can save so much money on items you already love and buy! Also, make sure to head to Walmart to grab Hefty® Slider bags and SAVE MONEY!

 

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Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Serving Size: 6 cups

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

  • -1.5 cups of gluten free chocolate chips, melted (I use the Enjoy Life brand)
  • -1/2 tbs coconut oil
  • -5 tbs powdered peanut butter (I use the PB2 brand)
  • -1 tbs honey

Instructions

  1. Begin by melting the chocolate in a double boiler or in your microwave. Make sure not to burn the chocolate, and stir often until smooth.
  2. Once chocolate is melted, begin pouring a thin layer in cupcake paper/silicone mold.
  3. Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes or until chocolate is hardened.
  4. While waiting for the chocolate to freeze, begin mixing the powdered peanut butter with 3 tbs of water and add in the honey. Stir well until smooth.
  5. Take out hardened chocolate and place tiny dollop of peanut butter mixture in the middle.
  6. cover with the rest of the chocolate and place back in the freezer until completely hardened (about 30 minutes or so).
  7. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3.
http://www.projectlifewellness.com/2016/11/07/skinny-chocolate-peanut-butter-cups/

13 COMMENTS

  1. Melissa | 7th Nov 16

    Peanut Butter cups are my favorite. Who knew they could be so easy to make!

  2. Amber | 7th Nov 16

    I have been wanting to make my own peanut butter cups! They look easy enough. Yummy

  3. Bridget (Nutty Hiker) | 7th Nov 16

    Those look amazing and I LOVE peanut butter cups! Definitely going to try this one!

  4. muksak | 7th Nov 16

    This is almost too perfect and too easy…uh oh! 🙂

  5. brittany | 8th Nov 16

    These look so easy to make! And super delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood | 8th Nov 16

    My husband would love these!

  7. Ashley Bufe | 8th Nov 16

    Oooh my goodness! Chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite foods! I’m going to have to try these!!

  8. BreAnna | 8th Nov 16

    Omg! So easy. Perfect for late night snacking! must try!!

  9. MumsOrchardHouse | 9th Nov 16

    I need these in my life!

  10. Stephanie | 10th Nov 16

    oh my goodness, they look so amazing

  11. thekeeledeal | 15th Nov 16

    My husband would love these! I love that they are so much healthier than store bought peanut butter cups!

  12. Meredith (@mommyinleggingz) | 15th Nov 16

    OMG those look so yummy!!

  13. delianutshell | 16th Nov 16

    Back in Romania we don’t have peanut butter so once I got here and tasted it, it opened a whole new world of desert options. I love how your cups look! yum!

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