Ooops! Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Updated: Mar 6, 2020
The other day I was scrolling on IG...
...When a glorious picture popped up on my feed.
The most beautiful Buckeyes I’ve ever seen.
I looked up the recipe and realized I had all the ingredients in the kitchen….like legit didn’t have to go to the store for one ingredient…so basically, it was meant to be!
On my quest to recreate that IG Buckeye perfection I FAILED…miserably ha. My soupy mixture was too runny to roll into balls because I used a tad too much butter and I used an organic natural peanut butter that had more of an oily base than JIF. So…safe to say my measurements were a little off. (oops)
But see, I grew up in a “We don’t waste food”, “There are starving people all over the world, so you better not throw that food away” house so naturally, me being the clean plater that I was raised to be, I was like okaaaay so, I guess we’re going to be eating some sweeeeeet peanut butter gluten free toast this week.
I mean I was standing there with a bowl of too sweet, too runny peanut butter mix like well, we gon’ have peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter gluten free toast, peanut butter and bananas, peanut butter and apples….LOL Think Bubba…Forest Gump…shrimp gumbo…Yeah, that was me.
Then, it hit me!
The candies were never supposed to be buckeyes! They were supposed to be homemade peanut butter cups with a slightly healthy twist! Watch out world! Move over Reese’s! And folks, get ready to screen grab this accidental recipe because they were hitting!!!!!!
What you’ll need: Hand mixer Fridge Spoons Microwave safe bowl Small pot Medium size mixing bowl
Ingredients! -Organic Peanut butter -Butter (or a vegan substitution) -Amaranth -- one of the most protein-rich of any plant-based food...Ultimately, amaranth is a true powerhouse, known to help prevent a number of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke (https://foodfacts.mercola.com/amaranth.html) -Powder Sugar -Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free choco chips (can use regular choco chips instead)
Directions: 1. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to blend 5/8 cup organic peanut better, 1 cup melted butter (or substitution), 2 table spoons Amaranth
2. Add in 3/4 cup powdered sugar and continue blending with hand mixer
3. I used egg molds, but with it being the holidays it’d be cute to use molds shaped like Christmas trees, bells, something festive, but any molds will do. So you’re going to spoon the peanut butter mixture into the molds but don’t fill them all the way to the top because you’ll be adding a layer of chocolate later
4. Put the half filled molds into the fridge and let them sit for an hour.
5. When you pull them out of the fridge, grab your chocolate chips and melt them in the microwave or on the stove. I poured have a bag of dairy free chocolate chips in a microwave safe glass bowl and warmed them for 2 minutes.
6. Then spoon the melted chocolate into the molds on top of the firmed peanut butter mixture
7. Put the molds back in the fridge for an hour and voila! They are ready to eat!
*store in the fridge, in a covered container
Love it when a mess turns into a masterpiece :)
Enjoy your delicious gluten-free, dairy free, soy-free, protein (and sugar) packed dessert!