Healthy Valentine Peanut Butter Cups (sugar free, low carb, gluten free)

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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.

This delightful and easy treat is a contribution of the talented fellow Canadian girl Jessica, the face behind Desserts with Benefits.

Desserts-with-Benefits-Jessica Jessica says that she absolutely adores baking, all things chocolate, and making healthy desserts that you can feel good about eating!  She is a senior-year university student majoring in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics. Check out her blog over at Desserts with Benefits — a healthy dessert recipe blog.
 
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Healthy Valentine Peanut Butter Cups (sugar free, low carb, gluten free)

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups! Totally nutritious, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free and guilt-free.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Jessica Stier

Ingredients

Chocolate Coating

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into 7 cavities of a peanut butter cup mold or silicone muffin liners.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Refrigerate until firm.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is: no bake, sugar free, low carb, low fat, high fiber, high protein, gluten free!
Healthy Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups recipe - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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:

Unhealthy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits Healthy Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

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 ♥

 

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