Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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With all the unnecessary worry and stress the past weeks, I took some time off to be with the nature – frolicking in the river, lazing around doing nothing and finally managed to finish a book after many years! After a relaxing weekend, this girl still need her snacking habit fixed and came up with an inspiration of Homemade Peanut Butter Cups.

I’ve been eyeing many American food bloggers use peanut butter cups in their dessert recipes, it’s like an American craze. I can’t help but wonder what they taste like as I’m a huge fan of nut butters, especially peanut butter and walnut butter. Oh yum!

The more recipes I come across, I realised I do not need to be a rocket scientist to make my own peanut butter cups, especially the no bake version. Inspired by this No Bake Peanut Butter Bar recipe,  I substituted butter with coconut butter and make them in a muffin tray instead. And there I have it – addictive & low fat Homemade Peanut Butter Cups! and oh I make my own Peanut Butter.

Not fond of ultra sweet treats, I backed off the sugar and replace with a reduced portion of honey. As you have noticed, I made 2 variations of cups – one with chocolate covering the peanut butter filling and the other one just a layer of chocolate on top the peanut butter filling. And these are addictive and chocolate just put them over the top. Chocolate just makes everything better.

I have to gush a bit about my recent discovery of Coconut Oil. Besides it’s massive health benefits, coconut oil is very heat-stable, which makes it suited to Asian cooking especially frying. The best is coconut oil solidifies when it is refrigerated, which makes it  a great substitutes for butter!

So these are low fat Peanut Butter Cups. These yummilicious snacks need to be kept refrigerated, the hot weather here does slightly soften the cups when taken out for more than 10 minutes. and oh a great idea for snacking portion control – use a mini muffin tray :)

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
 
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Addictive & low fat Homemade Peanut Butter Cups, a delicious healthy alternative sweet treat with coconut oil
Recipe type: Sweet Treat & Snack
Serves: 12 cups
Ingredients
  • 125ml Coconut Oil or Butter
  • 2 tablespoon Honey
  • 200g Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 100g Rolled Oats (optional)
  • 300g 70% Bittersweet Chocolate
Homemade Peanut Butter
  • 500g Roasted Peanuts
  • 2-3 tablespoon Honey
  • 1-2 tablespoon Peanut Oil or any vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except chocolate in a pot over medium heat. Heat until completely melted and starting to bubble a little, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Set aside and let it cool.
  2. Melt chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water.
  3. Spoon some melted chocolate to each muffin cups, then freeze for 5 minutes.
  4. Meantime, take a tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture and roll into balls, then flatten then slightly.
  5. Take out the tray from the freezer, place a peanut butter filling on each chocolate base. Spoon more chocolate to cover over the filling.
  6. Refrigerate again for 1 hour, then they’re ready to serve! Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Homemade Peanut Butter
  1. Put the roasted peanuts in the food processor and run the processor until it become small chunks.
  2. Add honey and peanut oil (if needed), pulse until it start to turn sticky paste.
  3. Store the peanut butter into a small jar and it can last 2 weeks.

 

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29 Comments

  1. As a fan of making my own candy, I really like this post! The ratio of chocolate to peanut butter in the top-only candies look great!
    Vicki @ WITK recently posted..Watson’s Sponge candy Winner!My Profile

  2. I wonder if you could dip these in chocolate to get full coverage?
    The Chocolate Priestess recently posted..Birthday of Coenraad Johannes van HoutenMy Profile

    • I made 2 versions – one completely chocolate covered and the other with just a layer of chocolate on top. To get the peanut butter fully covered with chocolate, spoon a layer of chocolate, freeze, place a peanut butter ball and cover completely with chocolate. good luck!

  3. Ohh my these look amazing! If only I could be in your kitchen right now! :)

  4. Guilt-free and delicious always get my vote. These look amazing!
    Sandra recently posted..Tropical Traditions GiveawayMy Profile

  5. Healthier and looks more delicious than the original pb cup? You have got me hooked :D
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  6. I made this for dinner tonight, it came together so quick and everyone loved it! Including Mr. Picky 4 year old that won’t eat anything besides hash browns and chicken nuggets.
    Thanks for a great recipe!!
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  7. I will be making these peanut butter chocolate cups very soon, it sounds fantastic and the photos looks great!
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  8. Wow Shannon! You make everything yourself, I am so impressed. Now that I have my kitchen up and running again, I’m going to try and do more, like your home made yoghurt and this peanut butter. And then I’ll make some treats like the peanut butter cups too :)
    shaz recently posted..Aaand, we’re back in the room. With pictures.My Profile

    • Hi Shaz! aww.. i am humbled by your compliments, i’m curious when i stumble upon recipes that seem so simple, yet cos a bomb at the store. that got me to experiment, and when the first few recipes were a success, i got addicted!
      Oh how fun to shop for a new kitchen! have fun trying the recipes and do update me!

  9. It’s always nice to get to know another healthy eating foodie. :) Have a great weekend!

  10. I haven’t seen them in Cornwall either, but that is going to change right now as
    I have all the ingredients at hand, even a bit of string.

  11. Me too, I’ve noticed how the American food blog sites are crazy for peanut butter and loads of sugar in everything. Your recipe looks great, much better home made nut butters than processed types. Hope you are feeling refreshed and happy to be back on line.

    • Hi Joyce, thanks for dropping a message, am extremely humbled by your compliments. Getting messages from readers like you (not bloggers) is one of the motivation to look forward to blogging. Yes, I am fully refreshed and back to JustAsDelish world :) Wishing you a great week ahead!

  12. I made homemade Reese’s recently (also with honey and coconut oil!) and was shocked at how authentic they tasted. I thought that they’d taste “healthified” but they didn’t. :) These look fantastic with the addition of oats! And yeah, the peanut butter cup thing must be an American craze because I can’t find peanut butter cups anywhere in Europe. And I check every time we go on vacation! I’m an American living in Germany and miss my peanut butter cups, but I guess it doesn’t matter now that I know they can be made homemade. :)
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking recently posted..Grain-free Almond Lemon Blueberry MuffinsMy Profile

    • What a coincident! I was telling myself I couldn’t be the only one who thought of this idea and totally agree that they don’t taste ‘healthified’. thanks for your compliments! I’m glad you drop by here, so now I get to know another foodie that is into healthy eating :P off to check your blog

  13. Move over, Reeses! I love peanut butter cups and have been wanting to make my own for the longest time … Reeses Peanut Buttercups are expensive, at the rate I eat them, anyway :)
    Thanks for this!
    Hope you’re feeling better. Here’s a hug!

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