This recipe was inspired by the fact that one of my
bestfriends ex-bestfriends made the most delicious looking layered peanut butter and chocolate cups and FAILED to bring me any. Not angry, just disappointed.
If you haven’t tried a peanut butter cup then you haven’t been doing life right and it’s about time you did. They’re a traditionally American super sweet chocolate that’s got a crumbly peanut butter centre. Now it’s at this point you’re realising I’m in fact correct and you have been doing life wrong. You’re welcome. Now I’m no stranger to chocolate or peanut butter, but combine the two and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
I took it upon myself to give the humble reese’s peanut butter cup and healthy make over. Got rid of the refined sugar, basic milk chocolate and turned things a little inside out. If you don’t trust that they’re good, take it from my boyfriend who said, and I quote:
“Maddi, you’ve outdone yourself.”
Need I say more? Probably not but I’m going too anyway. I know there’s plenty of people that shy away from peanut butter and all nut butters really due to the high fat content. While it’s true, nuts are high in fat, your body NEEDS this fat. Peanut butter is high in monounsaturated fats, aka “heart healthy fats”. Not only with these peanut butter cups satisfy both your sweet and salty cravings, it will satisfy hunger, as the high fat content is more satiating so you’re less likely to over eat.