This time of year it’s really hard not to overindulge in added sugar. Sweets and treats are everywhere leading up to the Halloween holiday. One of the most popular confections is peanut butter cups. It’s a delicious combination of sweet and salty with flavors that complement each other very well.
However, there’s one problem – a standard two-pack of Reese’s peanut butter cups has 21 grams of sugar. Five of the miniature cups have 23 grams of sugar. Even worse is the fact that it’s refined sugar.
But you don’t have to forgo peanut butter cups this Halloween when you make a healthier version at home. Each one of these homemade peanut butter cups only has about 5 grams of sugar.
- 1 bag of dark chocolate Hersey’s Kisses
- 1 jar of raw almond butter or all-natural peanut butter
- Put 12 non-stick muffin wrappers in a muffin pan.
- Melt 12 of the chocolate pieces and pour enough in each wrapper to cover the bottom.
- Put the pan in the freezer for a few minutes until the chocolate hardens.
- Next, top each chocolate-coated wrapper with a half tablespoon of the almond butter or peanut butter. Spread the butter so the top is flat rather than rounded.
- Melt 12 more pieces of chocolate then pour the melted chocolate over the nutty filling.
- Pop the pan back in the freezer for a few minutes until the chocolate on top hardens.
In less than half an hour you can make your own peanut butter cups that are filled with healthy antioxidants and low in sugar!