It’s been a while since I posted something – I am sorry!! My thesis is taking up so much time that other important things in my life – like sharing healthy recipes – were a little bit off radar!
But – today she’s back. And I have something good.. well I think. Who loves peanut butter cups – aka the combination of sugar, peanut butter and chocolate. Eh… I do! Who doesn’t like: refined sugar, animal products, unnecessary energy density in food products (yes, kcal, fat) and foods that negatively influence our health. Eh…. I do! So: let’s come up with a recipe!
What do we have? High Carb Low Fat Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Cups – Praise the lord.
What do we need??
Peanut butter filling:
- 6 medjool dates
- 2 tbsp of peanut flour
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of salt
Blend or knead with your hands until it becomes a ‘dough like’ consistency. If the mixture is too thick or you feel like you have a little bit too much flour, add dates or a bit of water. If the mixture is more liquid than you prefer – add some more flour. I prefer mine to be nice and chewy. Then form little balls with your hands and press them down so they become ‘flat’ circles of about half a cm thick and 2 cm wide. Put in the refrigerator to set.
- 10 dates
- 1,5 tbsp of cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla powder
Blend or knead with your hands until it becomes a ‘dough like’ consistency.f the mixture is too thick or you feel like you have a little bit too much cacao, add dates or a bit of water. If the mixture is more liquid than you prefer – add some more cacao. Then spread it out and make about a 1/5 cm thick dough layer.
Combining the two:
Now take you peanut butter ‘circles’ and cover them on all side with you cacao mixture. I normally place a PB circle on top of the cacao dough layer. Then I take a knife and cut the cacao layer around a PB circle, leaving some space in between. Then you take the two pieces and press the cacao around the PB circle. Then, cover the top with some more cacao dough and done it the base! Then, if you prefer top it off by pressing some raw cacao nibs and PB on the top! Enjoy!
You can store these in the fridge for about a week 🙂