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homemade peanut butter cups with jelly on wood board with chocolate chips

Healthy PB + J Cups

These homemade Reeses cups have a fun twist with the addition of jelly! Try the easy recipe for a bite-sized treat that can be enjoyed as a snack or dessert!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword healthy dessert recipes, homemade reeses, peanut butter and jelly recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 cups
Calories 92 kcal
Author Amanda

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate chips ensure they are vegan. You can use semi-sweet or dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter no salt, oil, sugar added
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil slightly melted
  • 2 Tablespoons agave nectar can substitute with maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 Tablespoons raspberry preserves can substitute with jelly or jam

Tools:

  • mini cupcake tin
  • mini cupcake liners
  • double boiler or double pots over medium heat on stove top.* (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Put chocolate chips in a double boiler or double pots over medium heat on stove top.* (see notes)

  2. Using a rubber spatula, stir until chocolate chips are completely melted.

  3. Put the liners in a mini cupcake tin and fill each liner halfway with the melted chocolate. Tap sides of tin lightly to even out chocolate. Place in freezer to set.

  4. Put peanut butter, agave, salt, and coconut oil into a small mixing bowl and stir well. If peanut butter is stiff, microwave for 15 seconds. Peanut butter should be pourable but not too liquidy.

  5. Remove tins from the freezer and fill each liner with the peanut butter mixture.

  6. Add 1/4 teaspoon of jam on top of each peanut butter cup. Use a toothpick to swirl the jam into the peanut butter. Place in freezer for at least 10 minutes to fully set.

  7. Store peanut butter cups in the freezer. They keep up to 3 months in the freezer or 1 month in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

If you do not have a double boiler, you can use two pots. Fill a pot with 1 inch of water and put a slightly smaller pot in the larger pot. This is a method to prevent the chocolate from burning

 
Nutrition Facts
Healthy PB + J Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2.8g 14%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Potassium 38mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 9.9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 7.6g
Protein 2g 4%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.