Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups

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Reese’s were always my JAM! In college, Jay and I would buy big bags of the seasonal Reese’s (eggs at Easter, hearts at Valentine’s Day) in white chocolate and milk chocolate and would eat them as our late night snack after going out.

The cleaner that I’ve eaten over the years, the less appealing they’ve become crazily enough. They taste too artificial and also make me feel like crap after I eat them. However, I still love the idea of them and LOVE peanut butter. I decided to take a crack at making my own version of them and have finally perfected them enough to share the recipe. They may not be as pretty or as sweet as a Reese’s but they’re just as satisfying! As far as I know they’re Paleo approved too. I think that they’re best served frozen but to each his/her own!

CHOCOLATE LAYERS INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup cacao powder  

1/4 cup coconut oil (melted) 

4 T honey

1 T coconut flour  

1/2 t vanilla extract  

1/4 t pink himalayan salt

PEANUT BUTTER LAYER INGREDIENTS:

4 T peanut butter, creamy and unsweetened  

2 T coconut flour  

2 T unsweetened coconut flakes  

1 T coconut oil, melted  

2 T honey

1/2 t cinnamon  

DIRECTIONS:  

Place mini cupcake liners in a mini muffin tin.  

In a medium sized bowl, melt the coconut oil for the chocolate layer and then add the rest of the chocolate layer ingredients. Mix until smooth.  

Divide the chocolate layer mixture in half. Use half of it to create a thin layer on the bottom of each mini muffin tin. Place in the freezer for ten minutes. 

In a medium bowl, melt the coconut oil for the peanut butter mixture and then add the rest of the peanut butter mixture ingredients. Mix until smooth and combined.  

Remove the muffin tin from the freezer and disperse the peanut butter mixture amongst each mini muffin tin.  

Cover the peanut butter with the remaining chocolate layer mixture.  

Place back in the freezer for 40 minutes-an hour. Enjoy frozen or let them come to room temperature (I prefer them frozen). Store them in an airtight tupperwear in the freezer with parchment paper between the layers of peanut butter cups.