Maple-Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups

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Holiday treat number four . . .

Are you ready for this?

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

 

I know I sure am!

You guys, I am so excited to share today’s recipe with you . . . Like so ridiculously excited it’s not even funny.

Why am I so excited about today’s recipe?!

It could be because holiday treat number 4 includes an ingredient that I hold dear to my heart . . .

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

Peanut butter baby!

Holiday treat number 4, you got it – peanut butter cups.

Usually I make my Reese’s copycat Peanut Butter Cup recipe but, this year I wanted to mix things up a little . . .

This year, sweet invisible internet friend of mine, we are making not just any ol’ peanut butter cups . . . this year we are making ourselves some all natural, secretly healthy, maple-vanilla dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

Ane I don’t mind saying that these babies are nothing short of divine!

Words can not express how in love I am with these, tasty little dark chocolate, maple-vanilla infused, peanut butter stuffed bites of deliciousness.

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

So quick and easy to prepare but boy are they special!

Reese’s who?!

Seriously!

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

Would you just look at that smooth and creamy, dreamy peanut butter studded with delicious little flecks of vanilla ♥♥♥

Want. Need. Must have!!!!!!

Not only do our maple vanilla peanut butter cups taste way better than those good ol’ Reese’s (sorry but it’s true) they also happen to be way better for you.

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

Not that anyone would ever know – I won’t tell if you won’t 😉

Our maple-vanilla {dark chocolate} peanut butter cups are all natural made with no refined flours or sugars, just 4 simple, real food ingredients!

They are sweetened naturally with just a splash of vanilla and a drizzle of that divine, liquid gold – maple syrup.

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

These maple-vanilla peanut butter cups aren’t as sweet as their traditional cousins, they are subtly sweet with a hint of vanilla which allows the peanut butter to take centre stage. As well it should #peanutbutterforlife ♥

Our subtly sweet, maple-vanilla infused peanut butter mixture is stuffed into a dark and delicious (antioxidant rich) dark chocolate shell . . .

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

You guys . . .

I can’t even . . .

When you bite into these dark and delicious, dreamy little peanut butter cups you get a crisp, cool crack of decadent, rich dark chocolate followed by a light and creamy, seriously smooth, subtly sweet, maple-vanilla infused peanut butter explosion!

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

Mind-blowingly delicious!

If you are not a fan of peanut butter we can no longer be friends, kidding . . . kinda 😉  you could use your fave nut butter – paleo friends these would be all kinds of awesome with almond butter #justsayin – doooooo it!

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

These babies have been tried and tested . . .

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

seriously savoured . . .

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

and given the little lady’s stamp of approval . . .

All natural, secretly healthy, 4 ingredient dark and delicious, maple-vanilla infused, dark chocolate, peanut butter stuffed bites of deliciousness.

You need these in your life, like yesterday!

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

Merry Christmas indeed

Make them. Eat them. Love, love, love them.

All Natural, Clean Eating, 4 Ingredient - Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups - www.betterwithcake.com

Maple Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups
Makes approx 16, dark and delicious, creamy, dreamy, maple, vanilla infused peanut butter cups

Ingredients –

1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup of peanut butter (Paleo friends can sub almond butter or nut butter of choice – 4 Tbsp of PB2 mixed with just enough water to make a thick PB consistency will also work )

1 teaspoon of maple syrup

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

A pinch of salt

Method –

1 – Melt chocolate using your preferred method (I like to do mine on a plate over a pot of gently simmering water)

2 – Use a small teaspoon to drizzle some melted chocolate into a chocolate mould (or can use mini paper or silicone cupcake/muffin cases if you prefer) and spread to coat evenly.

3 – Place in the freezer for 5 mins to set

While your chocolate is setting –

4 – In a small bowl combine peanut butter, vanilla, maple syrup and salt then stir until well combined.

5 – Once your chocolate cups are set, remove from the fridge/freezer then spoon a little of your creamy, dreamy, maple, vanilla peanut butter filling into your little chocolate cup. Use the back of your spoon to smooth and evenly spread your dreamy peanut butter filling into your chocolate cup.

6 – Spoon over a little more melted chocolate and gently spread to ensure all of the creamy dreamy filling is covered then pop those bad boys back in the freezer for 5 mins to set.

7 – Store in the fridge in an airtight container (if they even get that far?!) or in the freezer for up to 3 months (←yeah good luck with that ;))

Enjoy xoxo
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4 Comments on Maple-Vanilla {Dark Chocolate} Peanut Butter Cups

  1. Maria
    December 17, 2014 at 11:33 am (3 years ago)

    Wow these delicious!! Going to give them a try 🙂

    Reply
    • Emma
      December 17, 2014 at 9:58 pm (3 years ago)

      They are so yummy Maria – we all love them!

      And so easy too!

      I hope you enjoy them as munch as we do 🙂

      Reply
  2. Rebecca
    December 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Can you use a different chocolate than dark chocolate? Such as regular chocolate chips or baking chocolate? What did you use?

    Reply
    • Emma
      December 22, 2014 at 12:58 am (3 years ago)

      I used dark chocolate Rebecca but you could use any kind you like 🙂

      Reply

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