Nut Butter Cups (Vegan & GF)

15 Oct

I can’t speak for everyone, but to me nut butter is its own food group! 2 Tablespoons for a serving?  That’s unheard of; I don’t eat less than half the jar in a sitting (guilty pleasure!).  And who doesn’t get chocolate cravings?  I’m sure every gal out there will tell you, chocolate is hormone’s best friend.  Combine these two ingredients and you’ve got one happy lady!

Ingredients:

  • 2 bags of V GF organic chocolate chips
  • organic nut butter (peanut, almond, whatever your tummy desires)
  • 1/2 Cup organic non-dairy milk
  • Cupcake trays
  • Cupcake paper liners (I use non-bleached paper)

Makes 18 full Peanut Butter Cups

Now, some people use sugar in their nut butter, organic nut butter is so naturally delicious I find the chocolate is sweet enough!

Instructions:

  1. Bring a saucepan filled with 1 to 2 inches of water to a simmer over high heat; once simmering, turn off heat. Place the chocolate & non-dairy milk in a heat-proof bowl. Set the bowl over the saucepan and stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Line each cup with your cupcake paper.  Spoon melted chocolate in each cup (to about 1/4 – 1/2 inch from bottom).  Pop in the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate is set.
  3. Once the bottom layer is set, warm the chocolate up on the stove (stir, stir, stir!), and take those chilly babies out of the freezer.  Spoon in (about 1 Tablespoon) your nut butter in the center of each cup.  Finish them up by spooning the remaining chocolate for the top layer.
  4. Pop them back in the freezer for 20 minutes for the final set. Your nut butter cups will last up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator or up to 2 months in the freezer. Before you chomp down, make sure the cups are about room temperature!!
  5. Enjoy eating whole!

3 Responses to “Nut Butter Cups (Vegan & GF)”

  1. uberdish October 26, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    We are thinking the same thing! I bought a couple of bags of Enjoy Life chocolate chips earlier this week in hopes that my kids would work on this. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, chocolate and nut butters!

    • eatingwhole October 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

      Aw That’s perfect! These recipes are so simple and allergen -free plus no one would ever know! 😉 happy eating!

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