Being a mom of a new little one + my rowdy 4 year old, I appreciate recipes that are quick and delicious – this Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup recipe is beyond amazing, full of protein & low in fat, and takes literally 10 minutes or less to throw together!
I’m amazed at how fast this was… and how beautiful the results are – these are perfect Valentine’s Day treats to give to a love or to friends or family.
- 2 cups of semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter (use any you like – regular, organic, crunchy even if you want that nut texture in your cups)
- Kosher Salt for sprinkling
Set up your muffin tins with liners and lightly spray them with oil or Pam spray
Pour the chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl, heat for 1 minute, stop and stir, then heat for another minute, stir until creamy, melted down, and blended
Drop about a tablespoon of melted chocolate into each cupcake liner – don’t bother to spread it out, the hot peanut butter will take care of it
Heat up the peanut butter in a microwavable mug or bowl for 1 minute, stir to make sure the oil doesn’t separate afterwards
Drop about a tablespoon of melted peanut butter (it should be almost liquidy but not quite), into each cupcake liner directly onto the chocolate
Repeat the process with the remainder of the chocolate – you don’t need to completely cover the peanut butter, it gives it a beautiful swirl if you delicately just spread it a little with the end of the spoon
Refridgerate for about 15 minutes, sprinkle a pinch of Kosher salt onto each peanut butter cup, then return to refrigerator for at least another 15 minutes.
Enjoy a delicious & healthy chocolate treat!