Chocolate covered peanut butter bites
Do you ever wish you could just go back to when you were a kid and binge eat Reese’s peanut butter cups while watching movies and never have to worry about gaining any weight? Yep….that was me! I’m a sucker for anything chocolate peanut butter and I had the metabolism of a little kid until I hit my 20s. Now not so much….my body feels all the negative effects after eating junk food and sadly If I let myself go I won’t stay tiny like I used to. The struggle is real….but WAIT, is there a healthy alternative to almost all of our favorite childhood desserts?! A big HELL YES there is! And i’m not saying eat a whole batch of these in one sitting, everything in moderation…but lets be real, if you did it wouldn’t really be THAT BAD because these yummies are made with whole foods, unprocessed sugars and healthy fats. You can now live a healthy life style and have your dessert too, healthy living isn’t always so black and white!
1/2 cup creamy salted peanut butter
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
5 tbsp coconut flour
outer chocolate layer:
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 chocolate bar (I use the eating evolved brand because there is no processed sugar in it, but If you like it reaaaal dark you can also use 100% dark chocolate or any other kind of chocolate bar you like)
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
Pink Himalayan salt
1. Whisk together the peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil (melted) and vanilla in a bowl. Add in the coconut flour and stir thoroughly.
2. Form the dough into little balls and lay flat on some parchment paper. Place in the freezer to chill for 10 minutes.
3. To make the outer layer, melt the chocolate, syrup, and coconut oil either in a microwave or on the stove on medium low heat- stirring every 30 seconds being careful not to burn the chocolate.
4. Dip the peanut butter balls in the chocolate so they are completely covered. Sprinkle the tops with just a little bit of pink Himalayan salt and place back into the freezer on parchment paper for about 20-30 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
5. Store in fridge (if you can prevent yourself from eating them all at once!)