Recipe: Semi-Healthier Peanut Butter Cups!

I found a recipe in a magazine touting healthy peanut butter cups. I had to laugh, as when I read the ingredients, I saw these weren’t exactly diet food. While most peanut butter cup fillings are made of peanut butter and powdered sugar, these were made with peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs and honey. No, there is no added sugar, but processed crackers aren’t really good-for-you, either.

Still, these are easy to make and taste amazing! Even my dad, who doesn’t really care for peanut butter, loved these. Using dark chocolate ups the “health” factor, but I used milk chocolate as that is what I had on hand.

PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 12-ounces melted chocolate (milk, dark or white – use whichever is your favorite!)

Directions:

  1. Line a mini-muffin tin with 12 paper cup liners
  2. Melt chocolate (I melt mine in the microwave on 20 second intervals until smooth).
  3. Using a spoon, line the bottom and sides of the liners. Put in freezer to set. Set aside the remaining melted chocolate to use to top the peanut butter cups.
  4. While the chocolate cups are in the freezer, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, salt, peanut butter, and honey until well blended.
  5. When the chocolate cups are set, remove the muffin tray from freezer. Fill each chocolate cup with peanut butter filling.
  6. Using the remaining melted chocolate, top each cup until peanut butter is completely covered. Put in refrigerator to set quickly, then store at room temperature.

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