With Halloween just around the corner there are tempting treats popping up all around me. It feels like everyday there is a new bowl of candy out at work, or more and more Halloween candy flooding the isles of the grocery store.
It's the worst and also the best.
My personal fave? Reese's PB cups (that and sour patch kids). It's almost impossible for me to pass these by without grabbing one (or ten).
When I go to anywhere in the states that has a Trader Joe's I like to pick up a bag of their 99 cent dark chocolate PB cups and keep them in the freezer, they're delicious and the perfect craving killer.
But, since I haven't been able to get to the US in a few months, I've been looking for an alternative and have yet to find one. Until now.
I made my own version of these tasty treats the other night, and ohhh man are they good! Almost a little too good...make at your own risk.
You will need:
- Dark chocolate chips
- Coconut oil
- Vanilla Extract
- All natural peanut butter (I used Krafts Sea Salt all natural pb and it was game changing - you can also use regular pb if you prefer)
- Start by lining a muffin tray with cupcake liners
- Put 1 cup of dark chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of coconut oil into a liquid measuring cup (or microwaveable bowl) and heat for 45 seconds in the microwave. Take out, add 1 tsp of vanilla extract, and stir until completely liquified.
- Pour the chocolate mixture evenly into the cupcake liners, I'd recommend doing a fairly thin layer. Put into the freezer for 15 minutes.
- Put 1/2 a cup of the PB of your choice, 2 tbsp of honey, and 2 tbsp of coconut oil into a liquid measuring cup and heat in the microwave for 15 seconds. Take out and mix until completely liquid.
- Take the muffin sheet out of the freezer, pour the PB mixture evenly onto each of the frozen chocolate pieces, and put back into the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Repeat the first chocolate mixture and put the muffin sheet back into the freezer for an hour or more. And then you're ready to start snackin!
Like I said, super easy, but SUPER tasty and addicting.
Have a candy craving killer of your own? Comment below!