Peanut Butter Cups 2.0

Okay. Keep your eye on the cups. Which one holds the prize?

If you chose any of them, you’re right! duh.

However, some hold different prizes. Please continue reading.

Peanut Butter Cups 2.0

Peanut butter filling adapted from Averie Cooks

Chocolate, melted: either 1/2 cup chocolate chips, or 1/2 cup worth of coconut oil/agave/cocoa powder (like from Chocolate Covered Katie)

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1 teaspoon nutritional yeast

1/2 tablespoon powdered sugar

a slice of banana

strawberry jelly

Put some melted chocolate in the bottom of a muffin-liner; spread to cover bottom and up the sides to create a sort of hole for the filling. Freeze. Once hardened (it’ll take like 5 minutes), smear about a teaspoon of peanut butter mixture (pb + nutritional yeast + powdered sugar).

Option one: stop there and place more chocolate on top. Chill.

Option two: dollop a tiny bit of strawberry jelly on top of the peanut butter and carefully spread more chocolate on top. Chill.

Option three: place a slice of banana on top of the peanut butter and carefully spread more chocolate on top. Chill.

Now you can slice in half to see your handiwork, or you can just take a bite. Warning: strawberry jelly will ooze. But this is a good thing.

Gooey, gooey, gooier. It’s like a chocolate covered strawberry, peanut butter and jelly, Reese’s cup all in one.

Banana. Peanut butter. Chocolate. A threesome made in heaven.

In retrospect, it would probably have been easier to dip frozen banana chunks in chocolate and top with some peanut butter. But this is more fun! You take a bite expecting just peanut butter & chocolate… but then banana comes to play… and it’s amazing.

Store in the freezer or fridge. These are supremely melty if using coconut oil chocolate, especially in this summer heat, and will melt all over your fingers. Things fare a bit better if you just melted down some chocolate chips.

The nutritional yeast adds a more Reese’s like quality to the peanut butter–a more salty/sandy flavor/texture, so good! After tasting these you will not go back to a Reese’s cup. However, it’s not necessary at all (I mean, chocolate and pb … does not go wrong.) Try almond butter or other nut butters too! I think sunflower seed butter would also be delicious.

I initially was going to make regular cups, but then upon taste-testing the peanut butter, I was in the mood for strawberry jelly (surprise). And then…

Eureka.

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One comment on “Peanut Butter Cups 2.0

  1. thanks for linking up my recipe!

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