dark chocolate peanut butter cups

dark chocolate peanut butter cups | my skinny sweet tooth

Making your own candy can be a cinch and healthier, too! Reese cups are one of my favorites and probably once of the easiest to mock. Very few ingredients (3 to be exact) help with throwing these together quickly. 6 healthier Reese Cups coming right up!

Want a fall twist? Scroll all the way down for Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups!!


dark chocolate peanut butter cups:
Yeilds 6 peanut butter cups
Serving Size: 1 peanut butter cup
Points Per Serving: 3pp

4oz dark chocolate (I used Trader Joes 72% cacao dark chocolate)
1/2t coconut oil
2T PB2, prepared

dark chocolate peanut butter cups | my skinny sweet tooth
⋅In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate and coconut oil together in :30 increments. Mine only took 2 turns (1 min total).
⋅In a shallow cookie pan* (whoopie pie pan or something similar) layer a little chocolate into 6 spots, making sure the chocolate spreads out evenly to coat the bottom surface.
dark chocolate peanut butter cups | my skinny sweet tooth
⋅Place in the freezer for 5 min to harden.
⋅Next, place about 1-2t of PB2 mix in the center of each cup. Press down and spread to ALMOST the edges (you’ll want the top and bottom layer of chocolate to touch)
dark chocolate peanut butter cups | my skinny sweet tooth
⋅Divide out remaining chocolate onto each cup for the top.
dark chocolate peanut butter cups | my skinny sweet tooth
⋅Place in the freezer for 10-20min to harden completely.
⋅Remove from the cookie pan with a toothpick if needed and store them in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer.

*You could also use the silicone ice cube trays to make smaller cups! 🙂
dark chocolate peanut butter cups | my skinny sweet tooth
dark chocolate peanut butter cups | my skinny sweet tooth

 

pumpkin pie peanut butter cups | my skinny sweet tooth

•just add 1/4t of pumpkin pie spice to the pb2 mixture  … that’s it 😀

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19 thoughts on “dark chocolate peanut butter cups

    • my skinny sweet tooth says:

      Not a dumb question at all! PB2 is my peanut butter life saver 😉 You can get it anywhere nowadays (walmart, big lots, kroger, etc) I order it from Amazon because I go through it so fast. It’s like a peanut flour. The oils are removed and it’s in powdered form. You just add water or milk to make the peanut butter consistency we all love. It’s only 45 calories and 1.5g of fat per 2T (Tablespoons) compared to 190 cal & 16g of fat for regular peanut butter. A must have in my kitchen! 🙂 (I added a link to the PB2 in the ingredients if you wanted to check it out …)

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