Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups

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Eating clean does not mean that you have to give up your favorite desserts.  This Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cup recipe has become a favorite in our house.  I love that it is packed with superfoods such as Cacao powder.

I also use cacao powder, pure maple syrup, and pure vanilla extract to make all my chocolate sauces.  It’s a great alternative to using refined sugar and still packs a sweet punch. 

Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

These clean eating peanut butter cups are a favorite in our house. Packed full of super foods these make a great treat your whole family will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cacoa Powder. I use Nativas.
  • 1 Pure Maple Syrup
  • 4 TBSP Peanut Butter (I use a one that has just peanuts and salt)
  • 1/4 TSP Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 TSP Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt, and cook on medium heat. Stirring consistently until the ingredients are mixed. Let it cool for a second ( you do not want it too cool too long or the chocolate sauce will not stay liquid).
  2. Then add a layer of chocolate sauce on the bottom of a freezer safe container. I have used both 12 piece muffin pans or individual muffin pans.
  3. Then add a TBSP of Peanut butter to each muffin pan (if using the 12 piece muffin pan, I would suggest a TSP of Peanut butter)
  4. Then layer a little more of the chocolate sauce on top.
  5. Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours, then serve.
  6. You can either use a spoon to eat them from or take them out of the pan and eat them by hand.

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Stephanie is the founder of Clean Food Mama, a blog about a health journey, weight loss and getting more plants into your diet. She discusses her health journey and empowering others to do the same. She shed 125 lbs by incorporating a whole foods plant based diet. Click here to learn more about plant based foods.