Peanut Butter Cups – How to make them healthy?! Easier than you think! With just three simple ingredients, this recipe requires no baking, making it an effortless delight for everyone. What’s more, it offers a rich and unexpectedly fresh flavor that will have both kids and adults coming back for more. Get ready to try the best peanut butter cups! They are not only easy to make, but also healthy and taste irresistible!
Incredibly straightforward, exceptionally wholesome, gluten-free and egg-free, and super easy and quick, all wrapped up in a delightful package that takes just 15 minutes to prepare.
Can peanut butter cups be healthy?
Yes, they can be. Like many treats, they can be healthy when made with the right ingredients and of course, consumed in moderation.
By choosing organic, nutrient-rich ingredients as we do, you can make them as healthy as possible.
Use high-quality ingredients
First and foremost, opt for high-quality ingredients.
We use organic 85% dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, which have been associated with potential health benefits, including improved heart health and reduced inflammation. Choosing organic chocolate ensures it’s free from potentially harmful pesticides.
Also, the choice of peanut butter is crucial. Opt for organic peanut butter made from just peanuts or peanuts and salt, without added sugars or unhealthy hydrogenated oils. Organic peanut butter provides healthy fats, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals. It’s also a source of monounsaturated fats, which can contribute to heart health.
Our secret ingredient
Enhancing the flavor and nutritional profile of peanut butter cups with organic orange or lemon zest is a brilliant idea that our grand-grand mom had back then in the olden days when the food was natural and almost everything homemade.
Orange and lemon zest contain essential oils, vitamins, and minerals that can elevate the taste and nutritional value of the treat. These citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, which supports immune function and skin health, as well as dietary fiber that aids digestion. Moreover, orange and lemon zest are abundant in flavonoids and other phytochemicals with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These compounds may promote cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
But let us not forget, that while peanut butter cups made with these ingredients are much better than the artificial ingredient ones, moderation is key. Our healthy recipe offers some health benefits. However, even with high-quality ingredients, they are calorie-dense and should be enjoyed as an occasional treat rather than a daily indulgence, especially by kids.
How to Prepare Our Healthy Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
With just 3 ingredients, the best and at the same time healthy peanut butter cups will be yours in just 15 minutes. Here is our well-kept secret recipe.
The ultimate peanut butter cup recipe – incredibly straightforward, exceptionally wholesome, gluten-free and egg-free, and super easy and quick, all wrapped up in a delightful package that takes just 15 minutes to prepare. With just three simple ingredients, this recipe requires no baking, making it an effortless delight for everyone. What's more, it offers a rich and unexpectedly fresh flavor that will have both kids and adults coming back for more.
- ⅓ cup = 50 g = 1.8 oz of organic dark chocolate (85%)
- 1/2 Tbsp organic orange or organic lemon zest
- 1 tbsp organic peanut butter
- These ingredients are for 4 peanut butter cups. If you'd like to make this recipe for a larger group, simply multiply the ingredients by two, three, or four. The preparation method remains the same. If you wish to make it less healthy, substitute the dark chocolate with milk chocolate.
- Begin by melting the chocolate in a bowl.
- Add ½ tbsp of lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter to the mix.
- Stir vigorously until the mixture becomes smooth and velvety.
- Next, carefully pour the melted chocolate mixture into a paper cupcake cup.
- Place the filled paper cup into the freezer and let it set for approximately 10-15 minutes.
- After the chocolate has hardened, carefully remove the cup. Enjoy!
We use organic chocolate, organic peanut butter, and organic orange or lemon zest (shredded orange or lemon peel).
If you love these healthy treats, try also our amazing mini carrot cake. Happy eating!