Chocolate and Peanut Butter go Together so Well for Desserts
Name a better combination! And chocolate peanut butter cups just *might* be one of the best candies there is. Butterfingers are up there too. One of the first flavors of protein I tried and loved was a chocolate peanut butter cup flavor. I thought, “Wow, I could actually drink this!” after trying many less than stellar flavors. It’s smooth, creamy and just what you want after an awesome workout. It also makes amazing protein smoothies.
I use JIF creamy peanut butter in all my recipes. I have not tried with a natural peanut butter which tends runny due to the oil separation. You may want reduce liquid if you use natural peanut butter. Substituting chocolate PB2 for regular PB2 should work just fine as well. I love the sea salt flakes on top, it’s optional but highly recommended. I bought these boujee flakes off Amazon as they make pretty pictures and they actually taste really good. It wasn’t until well into my 20s when I realized salt is really good. Anyways, these take 10 minutes to make and you won’t be disappointed.
1 scoop (34g) Core Nutritionals PRO chocolate peanut butter cup
2 T. (12g) powdered peanut butter (PB2)
2 T. (33g) creamy peanut butter
2 T. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
4 T. (60g) semi-sweet chocolate
3g coconut oil
Place 6 liners in a mini muffin tin.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate and coconut oil in 30 second bursts, stirring after each round until melted. Place 5g melted chocolate at the bottom of each liner.
In a small bowl, combine protein powder and powdered peanut butter. Add creamy peanut butter and almond milk. (You can substitute another milk if needed but it will change nutrition facts). Roll into 6 round circles each approximately 18g to fit inside mini muffin tins on top of chocolate. Press down slightly.
Add remaining 5g of melted chocolate on top and spread to cover peanut butter filling. Let cool and harden for 1 hour (or place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes). Top with sea salt flakes if desired. Store remaining peanut butter cups in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Serving size: 1 cup – 112 calories, 6.5g Protein, 9g Carbohydrates, 6.5g Fat
Recipe makes 6 chocolate peanut butter cups
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