Do you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups?
I can’t imagine anyone saying “no.”
We’ve got a real treat for all of you Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lovers out there.
A delicious DIY Peanut Butter Candy that gives Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups a real run for the money.
Healthy Valentine Peanut Butter Cups (sugar free, low carb, gluten free)
- 3 oz Sugar Free Milk Chocolate I used Lily's
Peanut Butter Filling
- 30 g 1/4 cup Peanut Flour
- 25 g 1/4 cup Powdered Erythritol
- 1/16 tsp Salt
- 57 g 1/4 cup Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt (for vegan option substitude with coconut yougurt)
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
- Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into 7 cavities of a peanut butter cup mold or silicone muffin liners.
- Rotate the tray or muffin liners to coat the cavity "walls" of the tray/liners with chocolate. Put this is in the refrigerator while you make the filling.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the peanut flour, erythritol and salt. Stir in the yogurt. Mixture should be thick and fudgy like cookie dough.
- Fill the chocolate cups with the peanut butter filling. Spoon the rest of the melted chocolate over the PB filling and tap on the tray/liners until the chocolate reaches the edges.
- Refrigerate until firm.
Here is a little nutrition label comparison between the original Reese’s® cups and my Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups. The Reese’s® nutrition label is on the left, the Desserts with Benefits nutrition label is on the right:
Wow, BIG difference, huh? Per serving, my recipe has:
- 80 less calories
- 3g less fat
- 15g less carbs
- 7g more fiber
- 4g more protein
Plus, my DIY recipe contains no added sugar or preservatives (unlike the storebought kind, which uses PGPR and TBHQ).
Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day ♥