Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

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I have drooled over Reese's peanut butter cups for basically my whole life, so when I found a recipe for a healthier version of them that was refined sugar and dairy free, I knew I had to try it out as soon as possible! These bad boys don't disappoint - they're packed with healthy fats, and are a great substitute for a treat when those sugar cravings hit unexpectedly (I like to whip up a batch and keep them in the freezer, so I always have some on hand).

Bottom layer ingredients:

2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/4 cup smooth all natural peanut butter (i.e. Nuts to You brand)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
8-10 drops liquid stevia (i.e. Sweetleaf brand)
 

Top layer ingredients:

2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/4 cup smooth all natural peanut butter
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
3-4 drops liquid stevia

Directions:

Line a mini muffin tray with 8 liners, or a regular sized muffin tray with 4 liners (you can always double or triple the recipe if you'd like - in that case, double or triple the number of liners used). Stir all the ingredients for the bottom layer together until smooth (may need to melt the peanut butter first), then divide mixture into muffin liners evenly. 

Stir all ingredients for the top layer together (may need to melt peanut butter again). Drizzle over top layer (see picture at top of page). Place muffin tray in freezer for 15-20 minutes, until hardened. These treats can be stored in the fridge, but they hold their shape and consistency best in the freezer. Enjoy!