Ever get that mid-day crash and that overwhelming sense of lethargy? If you do, you are part of the majority. Almost everyone gets a slight crash and needs a mid-day boost of energy. The usual craving is something sugary. Consuming anything sugar dense is essentially taking a hairpin turn if you are trying to be healthier in your choices. However, choosing the healthier option can either be expensive or too time-consuming.
But what if we told you here is a recipe that tastes just as good as the real deal and takes less than 30 mins to make from prep to consumption. Not only that, per serving will give you 3x more protein.
2 tablespoons coconut oil, measured solid or 1 tablespoon melted
For the peanut butter filling
⅓ cup all-natural creamy peanut butter (only ingredients should be peanuts + salt)
¼ cup honey
¼ cup KINETICA vanilla protein powder
⅛ teaspoon salt
Flaked sea salt (optional)
For the cups
Fill a muffin tin with 12 liners.
Combine semi-sweet chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl and melt in the microwave in 15-30 second increments until smooth. Check often to avoid burning.
Add two teaspoons of melted chocolate to the bottom of each muffin liner.
Once done, tap the pan on the counter several times to let the chocolate settle flat.
Place muffin tin in the fridge for 10 minutes for the chocolate to set or leave it on your kitchen countertop to set at room temperature until it hardens.
While the first chocolate layer is chilling, make the peanut butter filling.
Combine the all-natural peanut butter, honey, protein powder, and salt in a bowl until smooth.
Once the chocolate is set, distribute the peanut butter filling into the 12 cups.
Top with remaining melted chocolate, then use a spoon to flatten the tops.
Sprinkle peanut butter cups with flaked sea salt, then place them in the fridge or let them set on the kitchen countertop until it hardens.
To make these peanut butter protein cups vegan, you can use vegan protein powder, swap out the honey, and be sure to check that the chocolate chips are dairy free. Instead of honey, you can use Maple Syrup, Rice Malt Syrup or Agave Syrup to create the peanut butter filling.
Top it up with crushed peanuts to add that extra crunch.
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