17 Jan 2013

peanut butter coconut cups with dark chocolate


I guarantee you will like these, and if you share them - you will become famously popular. I should have made more so I could give away them at my university tutorials... that'd get me some good grades. Next time. I should clarify my guarantee though: AS LONG as you like peanut butter, coconut and chocolate - you will like these. But who doesn't like those? Unless you're allergic, in which case you have my deepest sympathies, you poor thing.


I thought of the idea for this recipe the other day when I got home from school; I was very hungry but dinner was soon so I didn't want to stuff my face and "ruin my appetite". Thus I snacked on the nearest munchies - coconut chunks and organic peanut butter. It tasted so good (probably in part from my hunger) that I decided to make coconut peanut butter cups! I added some chocolate for good measure. Feel free to throw in some protein powder to make these perfect for a post-workout treat.


Peanut Butter Coconut Cups with Dark Chocolate: makes about 20

Cups:
1 cup coconut chunks/shreds
3/4 cup raw oats (or almonds)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/8 cup melted coconut oil

Chocolate:
1/2 batch of raw chocolate (or 2 melted dark chocolate bars)

To make the cups: throw all the ingredients in your food processor and pulse until you can press it together. If it's too dry, add some dates or peanut butter. Press into lined cupcake tins, leaving just a little bit of room on the top to pour the chocolate on... now pour the chocolate on and decorate with nuts if you like. Put them in the fridge overnight. I sprinkled some sea salt on top, 'cause it's pretty and stuff. You know.

25 comments:

  1. looks delicious and healthy!

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  2. OMG Emily, enough, ENOUGH WITH THE TEMPTATION!

    Seriously I am drooling. Come cook for me, please (or not cook, I guess... Just come be in my kitchen, ok?)

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    1. HAHA :) I am sorrrryy!
      You can come to my house any day.

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  3. Oh my... I can't wait to make these!!

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  4. OMG I'm dying...best combination EVER. I have to try these!

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  5. Those are lovely and your photos are breathtaking.
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  6. These look delicious!! Are they actually made using the mini-muffin size pans??

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    1. Yes :) Like cupcake tins basically.

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  7. can you use almond butter instead? my bf is allergic to peanuts!

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    1. Hey, Mandy. You sure can! You can do that for any recipe on my site :)

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  8. I made these over the weekend and they were fab! I did half peanut butter and half almond butter (I ran out of peanut) and they were great.

    A tip for those who don't have a food processor. I find I can make my own oat flour in the blender. So, I just individually blend each dry ingredient to get a flour of sorts and then mix it all together.

    I think I may have to freeze these suckers so I don't open the fridge every hour and have another!

    Thanks for another fab recipe!

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    1. Thanks so much :D
      Oh that's a smart method. Haha, I know what you mean.

      x

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  10. Just tried this as a solution to craving something sweet while completing an 8-week challenge with my gym... SO GOOD!

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  11. Omg just made these. AMAZING! My only regret is that I decided to make a half portion, and between me and my 10mth old bub they are nearly all gone, they didn't even make it to the fridge! Love love love your recipes, I feel so inspired xx

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  12. "overnight" hahaha as if! These are fabulous! I used almond flour (had some on hand) and peanut butter. I'm sure you could make any combination. These are so good and not sugary and processed. Thanks for the recipe!

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  13. AnonymousMay 06, 2013

    Made these for a family dinner last night, everyone was skeptical of my healthy baking as usual and every single person raved about these and wanted the recipe! Definitely a hit! The recipe said it made 20, mine only made 9 ... maybe was supposed to be in mini muffin tins?

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    1. Yay! Yes, I used small ones, sorry about that ><

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  14. Taking these to an after-practice get-together with my sand v-ball team! Love introducing yummy vegan food to omnis. Thanks for the great recipe! Definitely had a "sample" a bit while making it :)

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  15. Just made these and they are chilling now.. cannot wait to try! I wanted to eat all the batter though.. :)

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  16. Loving this recipe. Couldn't wait for them to set and have gobbled one down already. Where's my willpower? Oh, I got 24 of them in two mini muffin tins. More to snack on.

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  17. oh my gosh loveee it. have the ingredients(yay!) + that time o month cravings = gonna make these right now. thanks so much for this recipe emily. you're a star and such an inspiration!
    xoxo, cille

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  18. What do you use for forms?

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