I will totally admit I have a major sweet tooth. Sigh. Even now that I know just how bad junk food is for you, I still stare longingly at the brightly colored packages of candy in the check out isle.
However, sugar and I just don’t agree. My body is much happier when I am avoiding sugar.
Still, I feel a need to have a treat now and again. (More like every night after dinner.) Old habits can be difficult to break.
It’s been about two years since I ventured into using sugar-free, natural alternatives. It has been great to get in that sweet fix while still keeping away from the sugar.
Peanut butter cups were always my favorite. Even my kids know mama can’t resist them.
I started playing with recipes awhile back and I am happy to say I think I have perfected this one to be completely yummy. (In fact, my kids love them too!)
You will want to keep these cups in the freezer though because coconut oil will melt. I love keeping a batch in a bag so I have a quick treat to pull out.
Sticking to dietary restrictions means I need to think ahead and have snack planned out so I don’t fail.
These are quick to put together so they are perfect to stock up the freezer with.
Sugar Free Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Yield 12 peanut butter cups
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Half a stick of salted butter
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sweetener*
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- In a small pan mix coconut oil, butter and peanut butter together until melted.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well incorporated on low
- Pour into lined muffin pan and let cool in freezer
- Pop out of muffin pan and store in a bag in the freezer
- This recipes make 12 peanut butter cups
- *I use powdered monk fruit, but powdered xylitol or Truvia work well
Serving Size 2 peanut butter cups
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
I have been really happy using powdered monk fruit as an alternative as I can’t tolerate stevia. However, this recipe does work well with the stevia blends.
Tell me, what are some of your sugar free treats?