Healthy Peanut Butter Cups (GF)
1½ Tbsp. Coconut Flour
4 oz Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp. Peanut Butter (or your favorite nut butter)
In microwave safe bowl, heat for 30 seconds at a time ¾ Tbs. oil and 2 oz of chocolate chips. Mix well and spoon into 6 small cupcake holders. Place in the freezer until set (about 5 minutes).
Mix peanut butter and coconut flour together and spoon until the set chocolate. Place in the freezer until set (about 5 minutes).
Heat the remaining coconut oil and chips. Spoon onto the chilled peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with some sea salt or pink Himalayan salt and place back into the freezer until set.
Once these are set they can be stored in the refrigerator.
Nutritional Benefits in Sarah’s Peanut Butter Cups
Coconut Flour has a lower glycemic index rating than wheat flour, so, it takes longer to digest and absorb the carbohydrates in it. It also contains more fiber and protein than wheat flour. Coconut flour can also help control blood sugar levels.
Dark Chocolate is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and copper. You could say these treats are packed with antioxidants, have properties to lower blood pressure, raise HDL, protect LDL from oxidation, may reduce the risk of heart disease, and may protect your skin from the sun.
Coconut Oil can help raise HDL, control blood sugar, and has antioxidant properties that help to reduce stress. In addition, coconut oil helps keep your hair shiny and skin healthy, has anti-inflammatory properties, prevents liver disease, promotes satiety, promotes dental health and aids in weight loss.
Peanut Butter is a great protein source with a balance of macronutrients that offer lots of energy: It is low in carbohydrates which can cause spikes in blood sugar. It is rich in heart-healthy fats including oleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fat that improves insulin sensitivity.