If you like peanut butter, you will love these beauties! A raw version of the good old Peanut Butter Cups…. YUM! The best part is they are super simple to make and they don’t really require too many ingredients.
We all know I love a dairy free sweet treat. This one has fast become one of our new favourites. Again, I stress that they are still a treat so you wouldn’t want to be eating them for breakfast, lunch and dinner…. but enjoy one as a little indulgence every now and then (when you’ve worked hard for it haha).
Raw Peanut Butter Cups
6 heaped TBSP of natural organic peanut butter
15 pitted dates (soaked in hot water) or 5-6 moist medjool dates
1 tsp natural vanilla extract
pinch of salt (I use pink Himalayan rock salt)
3 – 5 heaped TBSP coconut oil (melted). Depends how thick you want your choc layer on top
1 TBSP raw cacao powder (you can use slightly more or less depending on how bitter you like your chocolate flavour)
1 TBSP rice malt syrup (could substitute honey, maple syrup or other sweetener)
pinch of salt
Soak dates in hot water for approx 20 mins
Once dates are soft, place peanut butter, dates, vanilla and salt into food processor and blend until well combined.
Press mixture firmly into muffin or mini muffin tray (depending on desired size).
Combine the ‘chocolate top’ ingredients together in a bowl and spoon evenly on top of peanut butter cups.
Place in freezer to set. We like them firm so we leave them for approx. 2-3 hours.
This makes approx. 6 standard size muffin cups.
Once they are set, take them out of muffin tin and store in airtight container or zip lock bag in freezer!
Enjoy – they are a little piece of delicious-ness!