Recipe Redux: Raw Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

peanutbutterWhere did the last month go? I feel like it was only yesterday that I brought you last month’s Recipe Redux (Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits) and now we are back again with “raw desserts”.

I don’t know what it is about peanut butter cups but they get me every. single. time.
And while Alicia Silverstone’s baked version are still one of my favorite desserts, I can make these in under 10 minutes- start to finish. A huge bonus when I’m tired, want something sweet, and don’t have the patience or time to heat up the oven.

For me, I enjoy raw desserts most in the summer, when the 100+ degree days in Northern California are the norm and the last thing I want is something hot and sweet. Cool and sweet will do just fine. I relish the weeks when I only turn on the oven a handful of times. Raw food just feels better, lighter, and exactly what I want to be enjoying from May until October.

Here’s the thing, just because a dessert is “raw”, doesn’t mean it’s any healthier. It might be, but it doesn’t guarantee it. While these are a lot less processed than their more famous version, it’s still dessert.
You’ve been warned, they are addictive. I can’t be responsible if you enjoy all twelve in one day ; )

Recipe Redux: Raw Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. raw peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tbsp. cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Add the cocoa powder, maple syrup, salt & coconut oil to a blender or food processor. Pulse a few times until well combined.
  2. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper muffin liners.
  3. Pour chocolate mixture each muffin liner, just to coat the bottom.
  4. Place in the freezer until hardened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add 1 tsp. of peanut butter to each muffin.
  6. Cover with remaining chocolate.
  7. Place in freezer until hard and ready to eat.
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  1. says

    I am with you – peanut butter cups are my hands down fav treat ever. I am make every single peanut & chocolate version in ReDux. I think you’ve just inspired me to make a peanut butter & chocolate pin board!

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