There are two types of people in this world: those who have cravings for sweets and those who have cravings for salty snacks. I am on team sweet and over the years I have learned how to handle it to stay as healthy as possible but still treat myself because both are important to me! My husband and I live right near a Walgreens so we can literally walk there and get whatever we want…which is a blessing and a curse. In the past, we would walk over and get sweets to give in to our cravings but then we would totally regret it the next day! Since we are not moving any time soon I needed to come up with a solution that would stop us from walking over to our neighbors for dessert but still satisfy our cravings! That is how these 4 ingredient peanut butter cups became a staple in our home! I did not invent this recipe but I have perfected it because I am always making them to have in our freezer and for my dad as well because he loves them too!
I make a full mason jar of them once a week and Steve and I will have one or two after dinner, it totally satisfies us. I love that we know exactly what we are putting in our body and it is a very clean yet decadent option! Only 4 ingredients and they are super easy to make, totally worth the effort in my book! Make sure to watch my Instagram stories to see the exact steps on how to make them. If you do not or cannot eat peanut butter for whatever reason you can replace it whatever nut butter that you have, you can also use your favorite kind of chocolate for the shell. I usually do a dark chocolate but I have been loving the Trader Joe’s option lately.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
2 Cups Peanut Butter
2 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips
-Put 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil and the whole bag of chocolate chips in a pan and melt.
-While melting the chocolate, mix together the peanut butter, coconut oil, and honey into a bowl. Make sure the ingredients are room temperature so it easily mixes together and is a thinner consistency.
-Spray the cupcake pan with nonstick spray
-Take the melted chocolate off of the heat and spoon into the bottom of the cupcake holders. just enough to cover the whole bottom. Put in the freezer for 5-7 minutes to harden the layer.
-Once the first layer has hardened pull it out of the freezer and add a layer of the peanut butter filling. Put back in the freezer for 5-7 minutes to harden that layer.
-Once the filling has hardened pull out of the freezer and add the last layer of chocolate to the top to cover the middle filling layer. Put in freezer to harden for at least 3 hours or longer.
-Once fully hardened pop peanut butter cups out of the pan with a dull knife and put in a mason jar. Store in the freezer.