Friday, December 12, 2014

Nutty chocolate cups

When I first tried Reese's peanut butter cups I was in shock. These. Are. So. Good. At least that's what I thought until we bought a family pack of Reese's on a 10-hour flight and I probably ate 5 of these in a row. I thought ''never again'', but I recently got a craving for them again. Because they aren't easy to find and because one cup contains 100 calories (OMG), I decided to make my own peanut butter and almond butter cups. Better than the real deal, healthier, the easiest treat to make and SO GOOD. 

What you need (for 6 cups):
- 150 grams of pure chocolate 70%-80% (I use this brand, it's amazing)
- 6 teaspoons of peanut butter, almond butter or mixed nut butter (I used Meridian and Body & Fit)
- Optional: cacao nibs and flaked sea salt
- Small cupcake forms

Start by melting the chocolate on low heat. Keep an eye on it and stir regularly. When it's melted, fill the cups with half of the chocolate. Let it cool off in the fridge until the chocolate is hard (15 min). Then add one teaspoon of nut butter on top of the chocolate. Pour the remainder of the melted chocolate on top, sprinkle with cacao nibs and sea salt and pop back in the fridge/freezer until it's completely solid. Pop them out of the cupcake forms and voila, you have your home-made nutty chocolate cups! 

I will use even smaller forms next time because I thought the cups were too 'rich' to eat in one go. I need to go on a hunt for mini-chocolate cups, got any ideas? Let me know if you've tried this recipe, it's too easy not to go give it a go!

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