4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups

These decadent, delicious protein bombs are sure to be your favourite summer treat. They are just the right size to curb cravings, low in calories, and refreshing on hot days.

 

Ingredients

1 cup Natural Peanut Butter (crunchy, smooth, or powdered)

¼ cup Whey Protein Powder

2 tbsp Almond Milk

1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Water, as needed (for peanut butter consistency)

Directions

In a medium bowl combine 1 cup of peanut butter and ¼ cup of protein powder. Add water as needed to achieve a consistency similar to peanut butter. Prepare a muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners and evenly distribute the peanut butter mixture. Freeze until solid to the touch.

In a glass bowl melt ½ cup of dark chocolate chips at 10 second intervals until soft. Stir chocolate to liquid and add almond milk 1 tbsp at a time until a thick, but liquid consistency is achieved. Evenly distribute chocolate mixture overtop of the frozen peanut butter layer. Return to freezer for 1 – 3 hours or until completely frozen.

To enjoy, let the PB Cup rest at room temperature for 20-60 seconds before biting in. Store these in your freezer for up to 3 months.

Scroll down for the Nutrition Facts 

Notes:

1 – Unflavoured protein powder works best, but vanilla and chocolate will taste great too.

2 – If you are using regular peanut butter, use little or no water to achieve the desired consistency.

3 – Paper cupcake liners sometimes stick to the peanut butter layer. I recommended using reusable silicone liners or wax-coated liners for best results.

4 – Make it a crunchy treat by adding crispy rice! Stir in up to 1/4 cup of crispy rice to both the peanut butter and chocolate layers.

Peanut Butter Powder. You may have read the ingredient list and thought, “seriously, peanut butter powder?” Hold up and hear me out – this stuff is SO GOOD. I was hesitant myself when I first saw it, but friends, I wish I had found this years ago. For my baking, I now prefer powdered peanut butter because it has less calories, the same great flavour, and I can control the consistency.

I have made this recipe with regular peanut butter and, honestly, it tastes the same. Never feel like you need to run out and buy special ingredients to make a recipe. Always use what works best for you, your family, and your health goals.

Find it in store. If you are interested, you can purchase powdered peanut butter in the health food section of your grocery store. The brand I use is Pb&Me simply because, so far, it is the most healthful and cost effective option I have found.

 

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