One of the most popular chocolate treats today are peanut butter cups. They are highly addictive to many peanut butter lovers out there and I don’t blame them. As a vegetarian I loved them too and I would never pass an opportunity to stick them on my oats or eat them as they were.
Of course, peanut butter cups are just as easy to make, as they are to eat. So when I posted my own peanut butter cups, to Instagram, last year (who remembers that infamous video that went viral?) I was surprised at how many people wanted the recipe. So I thought I’d share this higher protein vegan version with you, just because. 😉
- 250g Dark Chocolate
- 100g Hi Pro Nutrition Smooth Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
Chop the dark chocolate into smaller chunks with a sharp knife and place half the chocolate into a microwaveable bowl: pop the bowl into the microwave for 30 second intervals; stirring each time until completely melted. Now, place the other half of the chocolate into the bowl of already melted chocolate and stir continuously until that too has melted.
Now that you have your melted chocolate, spoon even amounts into small/medium silicone muffin cases: make sure you leave enough chocolate to top off each peanut butter cup.
Using a spoon or your finger, spread the chocolate up the sides of the muffin case or mould and then place in the freezer for five or ten minutes for the chocolate to set.
When you’re waiting for the chocolate, mix the peanut butter with the maple syrup and spoon it into the centre of the frozen chocolate moulds you just created; seal the peanut butter cups with the remaining chocolate and place in the fridge for 2-4 hours to set completely.
Hi-Pro peanut butter is a higher protein peanut butter. However, you can use any nut butter you want. You could even fill them with my Chocolate Crack Cashew Butter for a more rich and indulgent treat.
If you don’t have maple syrup, you can use any type of syrup. However, if you want to use sugar, I would recommend a fine grain sugar such as caster.
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