Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups are going to be your new favorite snack!
- These dark chocolate bites have a lovely crunchy texture.
- As written, this recipe is vegan, plant-based, dairy free, gluten free and grain free.
- They are filled with a creamy gluten free peanut butter center.
- Great for keeping stored in your freezer for when you want something sweet.
- They are creamy, chewy and crunchy.
- Quinoa crisp is a great source of fiber and is loaded with nutrients.
- Check out my peanut butter cookie dough bars for another fun twist!
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
To keep this recipe vegan, make sure you are using a vegan dark chocolate. Otherwise, feel free to use milk or white chocolate.
Opt for a peanut butter where the only ingredient is peanuts. I get mine from trader joes and it has the best texture.
A touch of maple syrup goes a long way to sweeten the filling. You can also use honey, agave or date syrup. Coconut sugar or granulated sugar would work too.
Quino crisp is what gives these candy bars that lovely crunchy texture.
How To Make
ONE: Start by adding chocolate chips and coconut oil to a medium bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring well in between each round until chocolate is smooth and creamy. Mix in the peanut butter and quinoa crisp next and set aside.
TWO: In a small bowl, mix together the peanut butter and maple syrup. Then gently fold in the coconut flour until the peanut butter starts to thicken.
THREE: Add about 1/2 tbsp of chocolate mixture to a silicon cupcake liner, followed by 1 tsp of peanut butter mixture. Finish it off with more chocolate and pop them in the freezer until fully firm.
Tips And Tricks
Melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments with 1 tbsp of oil. You can use any type of oil, coconut, avocado or extra virgin olive oil are my recommendations.
Use silicon cupcake liners for best results, these are easy to remove the chocolate from and easy to clean up.
I also like to use a cookie scoop when adding the chocolate to the liners, it’s also quick and mess free. I used about 1/2 of scoop per liner.
How To Serve And Store
Serve these Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups once they are totally firm and can easily be removed from the liners.
Store in an airtight container in the freezer and enjoy up to 60 days, or in the fridge and enjoy up to 30 days.
Taste And Texture
These Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups taste like a cross-over between a reeces peanut butter cup and a crunch bar.
They are chewy, creamy and crunchy.
Frequently Asked Questions
I like oobli, Hu Kitchen, Lilys chocolate or Enjoy life foods.
absolutely! any nut or seed butter will work!
Other Recipes You May Like
- Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars
- Frozen Banana Bites
- Peanut Butter Oat Cups
- Dairy Free Klondike Bars
- Vegan Peanut Butter Bars
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