My best friend growing up was originally from the US, so I was introduced to American candy early! When my family moved cities, I missed my supply of Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut Butter M&M’s (and my friend too of course!).
Nowadays, these chocolate candies are way too sweet for my taste buds, however, this version you CAN enjoy in moderation, without the trans fats and refined sugar.
And I mean, who doesn’t agree that chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven!
This classic favourite is made from cacao butter, rich in omega fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals. Cacao is another amazing superfood with immune and mood-boosting properties. So go ahead and enjoy!
Salted Peanut Butter Cups
With minimal ingredients and a bit of patience as they cool, these little treats are sure to satisfy that chocolate craving!
Line some mini muffin tins with mini muffin liners.
Over a double boiler (a glass bowl over a pot with an inch of water), melt cacao butter
Remove from the stove top and add 2 Tbsp rice malt syrup and cacao powder. Mix well so there are no lumps.
Spoon chocolate into each muffin liner until it is just under half full.
Place in the freezer for 10 mins. While you wait, in a separate bowl, mix together remaining 1 Tbsp of rice malt syrup and 1/4 cup peanut butter.
Remove cups from freezer and scoop 1/2 tsp of peanut butter mixture into each cup.
Cover peanut butter with another tablespoon of chocolate (or until peanut butter is covered) and then sprinkle with a grind of sea salt (optional).
Return to the freezer for 20 mins, or until hard to the touch.