My good friend Jen (thanks Jen!) sent this recipe along to me knowing that the only way I like my chocolate is mixed with PB or some form of nuts, coconut or other goodies. I must make these! I just had to share….. Don’t they look yummy?
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Treat – gluten free
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Perfection:
3/4 cup natural salted peanut butter (no added sugars or oils – I use Trader Joe’s)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp of raw honey
Mix ingredients for peanut butter perfection and pour into mini-muffin pans (if you desire the shape above) or pour into just a small pan and cut out squares. Or…better yet, pour into the neat silicone molds that create heart shapes. You may need to melt the coconut oil (best to do it on the stove and then add in the peanut butter and raw honey.) If you do it this way, you can easily pour the peanut butter mixture into any pan or mold. Place pan/mold in freezer while you prepare the chocolate goodness.
Ingredients for Chocolate Goodness:
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp butter (REAL butter – not pseudo butter aka: margarine)
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
2 tbsp raw honey
Melt the coconut oil and butter over LOW heat. Remove from heat and add cocoa and raw honey. Stir until well incorporated and smooth. Remove pan with peanut butter perfection and pour chocolate goodness over top. Place back in freezer for about 15 minutes and then they are ready to eat! I recommend storing in the fridge or freezer. I keep mine in the freezer because it is like ice cream. Yum.
You may still be wondering why I consider this awesome treat a “health” food. Well, there are many reasons and they stem from the wonderful attributes of coconut oil and it’s effect on our health (will expound more in future post) and the fact that butter – real butter – is rich in many vitamins and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid -which has anticancer properties and great for weight management!)
I challenge you to replace your pre-packaged, processed, refined-sweetened chocolate peanut butter treats with this WHOLE, healthful, beneficial treat. You won’t be disappointed!
Thanks to http://www.mnn.com/food/recipes/stories/healthier-homemade-peanut-butter-cups#comment-244545 for inspiration to give it a new spin!!!
Enjoy the sugar rush!