Peanuts are one of those nuts that seem to have a lot of usefulness. Several products can be derived from it, and today we will be looking at organic peanut butter cups. 

In case you are wondering what a peanut butter cup is, it is simply a molded chocolate candy made with a filling of peanut butter inside. This is easily one of the most popular candy types in America. Children and adults likewise adore them. The good thing about these butter cups is that you can make them yourself from the comfort of your kitchen. You may also purchase them from some good brands that mass produces delightful peanut butter cups and retails to local candy shops.

There are two main components of these butter cups that are determined by the maker – the thickness and diameter. Fillings are often smooth and creamy but crunchy butter may also be used and combined with some other flavors. Reese peanut butter cup is the most popular brand and its new name is the Hershey brand. In recent years, Reese has tried out several kinds of these buttercups like dark chocolate, white chocolate, banana flavor, and chocolate-flavored filling. If you will be making these yourself then you have the liberty to play with different flavors until you find the one(s) that suits you.

How to Make Organic Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade peanut butter cups are basic and easy.

Recipe 1 (Chocolate bottom layer)

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 2.5 tbsp of coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup of all-natural creamy peanut butter
  • For peanut butter top layer
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup of all-natural creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Line your muffin tin with twelve muffin liners and spray with your coconut oil. Set aside.
  2. Get a medium-sized bowl and stir in all the bottom chocolate layer ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In another medium-sized bowl mix all the peanut butter top layer ingredients until it becomes smooth. Set aside.
  4. Scoop 1/2 tbs of the mixture for the chocolate layer in all twelve muffin cups. pick up and shake the muffin tin to evenly set the layer.
  5. Do the same procedure for the top layer of peanut butter. Plop around 1/2 tbs of the mixture on the chocolate bottom layer. Pick up and shake the muffin tins you did earlier.
  6. Sprinkle the Himalayan sea salt over each cup.
  7. Freeze all muffin tin for thirty minutes until they become firm. Enjoy

Recipe 2

Ingredients

  • 160 gms of roughly chopped dark chocolate
  • 3 tbsp of melted unrefined divided coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup of organic creamy peanut butter

Preparation

  1. Line your muffin tin with cupcake liners. Set aside
  2. With a double boiler melt two tbsp of your dark chopped chocolate or coconut oil until the texture is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Set the chocolate aside and keep it warm while mixing with peanut butter.
  4. Mix the leftover coconut oil and peanut butter very well. You want it to be runny and nice. An alternative step will be to warm up coconut oil and peanut butter gently.
  5. Pour a tbsp of the chocolate base in your lined tins. Add them to your freezer and leave for five minutes to set.
  6. Remove from the freezer and add one or two tbsp of peanut butter in the cup’s center.
  7. Return the peanut butter cups to the freezer and leave for about five minutes.
  8. Scoop leftover melted chocolate to top your cup of peanut butter. Use one or two tablespoons.
  9. Place the peanut butter cups in your freezer for about fifteen to twenty minutes.
  10. Remove your cups of peanut butter from the liner and store inside an airtight container.

These homemade peanut butter can be even more awesome than the commercially produced ones if you get the steps right. They are not only easy to make but can serve as a good brunch or appetizer for any gathering. If you are thinking of inviting people over for any type of gathering you should consider including these butter cups in your menu.  

How To Make Organic Peanut Butter Cups

Tips

  • Storage: It is better to transfer frozen peanut cups from muffin tin to a gallon-sized bag and store them in your freezer. They could last you for as long as three months or more.
  • Coconut oil: For this recipe, coconut oil is the most preferred, especially if you are a healthy eater. The second best will be to use very oily peanut butter. This will require you to use more oil than the actual butter.
  • Freezer: From the recipe, you might have noticed that homemade peanut butter should be stored in freezers. The reason for this is that the oil is easily melted and the cups will stay put in a freezer for about three months.
  • Peanut butter: All natural peanut butter is recommended in most recipes. There are some really good brands of peanut butter that you can use later.
  • Consistency: Too thick peanut butter pecan adjusted by adding little extra coconut oil. If the consistency isn’t right then you may add some more peanut butter.

You might not have known this but peanut butter contains some beneficial nutrients like vitamin E, magnesium, and protein. You should get a good peanut butter to maximize these benefits. You could check out for the best peanut butter brands if you are confused as to which one to get 

Conventional peanut butter usually contains refined sugar, hydrogenated oils, and some unappetizing ingredients like soy lecithin, emulsifiers, and a high level of corn syrup fructose. By choosing organic peanut butter you will be safe from some of these unhealthy ingredients.

Note that people with peanut allergies should not eat organic peanut butter cups as this may trigger an allergic reaction. They may replace peanuts with other things in this recipe and get almost the same result but with a different taste of course as the peanuts will be missing.

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