Saturday, February 13, 2016

Valentines Satur-DIY - healthy peanut butter cups

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A new series I'll be doing periodically here at Myrrhmade is going to be Satur-DIY posts - occasional tutorials, recipes, and how-to posts. 

This week we have Valentine's Day on our mind. While we stay away from store-bought and glitter-infested, we have been known to make our own chocolate treats.

These are one of the many cases where homemade is not only easy, but they leave out all the corn-syrup, artificial anything, and taste better than their mass-produced counterparts. I may have been told that the commercial versions have been ruined by the marvelousness of these homemade delights.

Here's how we make peanut butter cups:



Supplies and ingredients:

Chocolate
Peanut Butter
Almond flour (or crushed graham crackers)
Dry sweetener - Pure Maple Sugar * work great!


Directions:

For the molds we use Silicone Baking Cups* (Purchased originally to be used as mold-free and easy to clean bath toys.)


Put a thin layer of chocolate in the bottom of the molds and chill until solid.

While they're chilling, mix 3 parts peanut butter to 1 part almond flour or crushed graham crackers (adds texture and stiffens the peanut butter) and 1/2 to 1 part dry sweetener (to taste depending on sweetener used).


Put a pat of the peanut butter mixture in the center of the chocolate disks, keeping the peanut butter from touching the sides of the molds and cover with chocolate because who doesn't like covering things with chocolate?


Chill until solid. 

Peel back baking cup and enjoy!


Around here, SOMEbody may have spoiled daddy's surprise by asking him to share as soon as he got home. He didn't mind.




Stay tuned for another Satur-DIY treat of healthy peppermint patties. They may look a little like melted snowmen, but oh, they're so much better!


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1 comment:

  1. I went, I tried, I loved.
    These are most excellent.
    Even on a MonDIY.

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