Julie’s SUPERnut Butter Cups

julies_supernut_buttercups_grassrootsandgrains (6)Okay, so when I was younger, my hands down favourite treat was Reese’s peanut butter cup! If you’re not American, you may not know about these treats! But trust me, they are SOOOOOO good! Back then we didn’t know about the ‘badness’ of high fructose corn syrup, however as an American we did know how yummy the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is! I want my four kids to taste a seriously yummy butter nut cup too but perhaps not a Reese’s one……..So, I came up with a healthy, but to me, even MORE delicious alternative and I can tell you that these were a hit with all of them. My youngest is already asking if I can make them for his birthday party (which isn’t until October but I’ll keep it in mind)!

Let’s start with the chocolate sauce which frankly, can be used on pancakes, ice cream and strawberries! So keep this at hand.

julies_supernut_buttercups_grassrootsandgrainsIngredients:

200g of cacao butter
10 – 12 tbsp. of raw cacao powder
4 tbsp. of coconut nectar (or agave or raw honey)
4 tsp. of lucuma
1 and a 1/2 tbsp. of carob powder
1 tsp. of maca
1/4 tsp. of pink himalayan sea salt

Almond butter filling:

1/2 cup almond butter (I used white almond butter and it was delicious too!)
1 Tbsp. coconut nectar (or raw honey or agave)
1 Tbsp. lucuma powder
1/4 tsp. pink himalayan sea salt

julies_supernut_buttercups_grassrootsandgrains (2)In a saucepan, melt the cacao butter over low to medium heat or use a double boiler. Fold in the rest of the ingredients. Next, line your cupcake tray with paper cups and spoon in enough chocolate sauce to cover the bottom. Place in the fridge until the sauce is solidified; this should usually take about 15 minutes.

julies_supernut_buttercups_grassrootsandgrains (3)For the Almond butter filling, combine all of the ingredients together so that it eventually looks like cookie dough. Then, get a good heaped teaspoon of dough and roll it into a ball. Using your hands, flatten to just less than the diameter of the base of the cups. Now you can add these almond nut butter saucer shapes to the cups and spoon the remainder of the chocolate sauce over the top, covering them completely.

julies_supernut_buttercups_grassrootsandgrains (4)Finally, place in the fridge for a good hour and presto! You can then remove the paper cups and store in a sealed container in the fridge. Although, if you’re anything like me, they won’t be in the fridge for very long!

julies_supernut_buttercups_grassrootsandgrains (5)These tasty treats taste even better than the store bought alternatives and will provide your body with a wealth of goodness. For example, instead of being crammed with sugar, they are sweetened with lucuma and coconut nectar. As you may remember from previous recipes, lucuma is made from a Peruvian plant and is completely natural. As well as being great as a sweetener, it is a good source of fibre, beta-carotene, niacin, iron and a whole host of other vitamins and minerals. Similarly, coconut nectar is free from gluten and fat and is the perfect low glycemic sweetener!

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18 Comments on “Julie’s SUPERnut Butter Cups”

  1. April 26, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    looks delicious..

  2. April 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Sounds amazing and pretty healthy! Will definitely try to make it tomorrow! I am sure my too sweet tooth boys will love them!

  3. April 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    The pictures are just mouth-watering and the recipe sounds wonderful.

  4. April 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Oh my, these look so yummy! I love peanut butter cups :) I have a recipe on my blog as well but maybe not as healthy :)

  5. April 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    I’m sold! … :)

  6. April 26, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    Thanks for such a good info,we will definitely try to make it!!!

  7. April 26, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    Sounds delicious. Definitely worth a try. Thanks,

  8. Folio and Ink
    April 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Amazing recipe! I really love carob. Love the photos too. I am seriously going to try this. Thanks!

  9. April 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    he’s adorable!!!

  10. April 28, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    Hi Julie! Finch and I wanted to thank you for following our new blog; you were our first follower! We are still figuring all this blog world stuff out but we wanted to return your kind gesture and we’ve followed you as well. Love this recipe….but we are not sure exactly what lucuma and maca are!

  11. Casie
    April 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    Healthier sweet treats!? Whaa??? Lol. Love it! :)

  12. May 6, 2013 at 6:00 am #

    Luckily I’ve got ALL the ingredients just waiting for me to wake up tomorrow morning and try this!!! I can’t wait. Thanks for posting the recipe, I love PB cups :)

  13. May 6, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    Reblogged this on A Nutritional Makeover and commented:
    I was going to post a recipe for these, then I came across this greta blog and I think this is a better presentation than what I would have done, so here it is…. I’m making then tomorrow!!

  14. July 30, 2013 at 6:49 am #

    MInd stopped by my blog and follow?

  15. October 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Your recipes all look so lovely! Are all the ingredients easy to get hold of?

    • October 14, 2013 at 11:51 am #

      Hey thanks for checking out my site! The ingredients I use are usually easily available at any health food store such as Holland & Barret or Whole Foods but in fact most of them can be found in the supermarket! I hope you continue to visit and enjoy my food ideas!

  16. March 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

    Looks yummy…now I will have to try:)

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