Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

These taste very much like Reese's Peanut Butter cups, in my opinion.  Peanut Butter Cups have always been one of my weaknesses.  Well... anything with chocolate and peanut butter!  I hope you like them.  This will be my Resurrection Day treat, while the norms will have their candy from the store.  I can't help but think I'm the better off.  While I'm enjoying my treat, I'll also be thinking much on what a wonderful love, a deep love beyond what I can fathom, the Father had for me, in giving His Son to take my sin upon Himself and die for me, and then He rose again, with promise!

I hope you all have a very blessed celebration, and enjoy some chocolate!

* Exported from MasterCook *

                       Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Recipe By     :Ginny Larsen
Serving Size  : 12
Categories    : desserts

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                        Peanut Butter Filling
  1/4       cup  unsweetened peanut butter
  4          packets  Truvia
  2          tablespoons  whey protein, Jarrow Formulas -- (unflavored, or vanilla)

                        Chocolate coating
  1        ounce  unsweetened chocolate -- chopped fine
  2        tablespoons  coconut oil
  3        packets  Truvia
  2        tablespoons  erythritol

Mix all the peanut butter filling ingredients together in a small bowl.  Knead with hands until it forms a smooth ball.  Roll into a log and cut into 12 pieces.  Roll each piece into a ball and set aside.

Mix the 3 packets of Truvia and the Erythritol in a coffee grinder or bullet blender and blend for 10 sec. intervals, shake inbetween, blend again for about 3 times or until it is like powdered sugar.  (This just makes  it smoother when added into the chocolate mixture.

Over low heat, in a small saucepan, melt the chocolate and the coconut oil, stirring until smooth.  Remove from heat and stir in the sweeteners until smooth.  With a spoon, drop just enough chocolate to fill the bottom of 12 mini muffin tins lined with paper liners.  Spray the liners with non-stick spray if desired, (makes them come out easier).  Add the peanut butter balls to each muffin liner, and press down flattening the tops.  Cover with remaining chocolate.

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Per Serving: 68 Calories; 6g Fat (72.2% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber;

NOTES : 1 g. useable carbs per serving


  1. These look yummy! Can I substitute another
    sweetner for erythritol, I only have truvia,
    stevia, splenda, xylitol.

  2. Erythritol or xylitol work well for the chocolate. You can try xylitol in place of the erythritol. It has more calories and carbs but it will work for taste!

  3. Where do you purchase erythritol and whey protein? I really need to get back to my low carb lifestyle. I've gained almost 60lbs in about a year and a half..after getting completely off low carb. (Before that, I ate low carb for about 8-9 years.) I need to be able to have chocolate that I like.

  4. @ Anonymous, If you can't get them locally through a health food store you can get them from Their prices are pretty reasonable. I hope you are successful in getting back to low carbing! Yes, good chocolate helps!

  5. Is it supposed to taste like you are chewing on sugar granules? I ground the sweetener for a long time and still end up with the same result.

  6. Hmmmm... I wonder why. I didn't seem to have the problem but I've heard others say that too. I wonder if you add the sweeteners with the chocolate and oil while melting if then it would melt the sweetener enough to get rid of that. I haven't tried that but I seem to remember reading of someone else doing it that way. Sorry! I've never had a problem with it. :(

  7. I found the solution. I bought a coffee grinder and it is smooth now.

  8. @Anonymous
    Oh I'm glad! Yes, that's what I use, a coffee grinder most of the time, for best results. :)



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