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Ridiculously Easy Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

These healthy vegan peanut butter cups {low FODMAP & gluten free} are ridiculously easy to make! With only 4 ingredients, plus {optional} sea salt, you’ll be satisfying your cravings in no time at all!

Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

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Happy Birthday Recipe ReDux.  You are one year old today, and what a healthy and delicious year you’ve had, thanks to your fabulous founders Regan and Serena and Deanna!

To celebrate this month’s theme, “Small Bites“, I’m pairing two of my {almost daily} favorites, dark chocolate and peanut butter, with just a few other ingredients, to make these healthy vegan peanut butter cups, that are no less delicious than the original, but a “tad bit” on the healthier side.

In this case “healthier” meaning, higher in protein, fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants. and almost half the amount of sugar in the “original” version.  At 140 calories per “cup”, they’re not calorie free though, so indulge in one now, and save the rest for another day.

Or, better yet…

Share them with a friend!

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“Miss Lexie”  My sweet neighbor, and taste tester!

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups Gluten Free

Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

These healthy vegan peanut butter cups are so easy to make! With only 4 ingredients, plus {optional} sea salt, you’ll be satisfying your cravings in no time at all!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Cooling Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 18 peanut butter cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped {vegan if desired}
  • Sea Salt, optional

Instructions

  • Combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, and ground flax seed in a bowl.
  • Place chopped chocolate {or chocolate chips} in a microwave safe bowl. Heat chocolate in microwave for one minute and stir. Continue heating/stirring in 1 minute increments until chocolate is melted. Allow to cool before using.
  • While chocolate is cooling, shape peanut butter mixture in to balls. You will have approximately 18 1-inch balls. Place them on a tray lined with parchment paper, and place tray in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • When chocolate has cooled, remove peanut butter balls from the refrigerator. Dip them in chocolate mixture until thoroughly coated and place on parchment lined tray.
  • Sprinkle sea salt on top, if desired, and place tray in refrigerator to cool for at least 20 minutes. Your healthy peanut butter cups are now ready to eat. Store them in the refrigerator or freezer as desired.

Notes

Low Sugar Version: Try making these with Swerve powdered sugar in the peanut butter mixture, and low sugar/low carb chocolate chips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.9mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword peanut butter cup recipe
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peanut butter balls

Shape your peanut butter mixture into balls…

chocolate coated peanut butter balls

Dip in dark chocolate…

healthier peanut butter cups

Sprinkle with sea salt, and allow to cool.

Happy Birthday Recipe ReDux!

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