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January 26, 2015

5-Minute One-Pot Mini Peanut Butter Cups (Healthy, low-carb, and delicious!)

Close up view of peanut butter cups on a wood counter top.This is a simple version of making peanut butter cups that you’ll find very easy. These minis combine the nut butter with the chocolate for a quick stir-and-set treat.

Yield: 16 servings (mini cups)
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Preferences: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Paleo

Ingredients
• 6 Tbsp. unsweetened organic cocoa powder
• 3 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil
• 3 Tbsp. Creamy Organic Peanut Butter (or your nut butter of choice)
• 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
• 4 tsp. coconut sugar (or organic maple syrup)
• 1 pinch finely ground Celtic Sea Salt
• 8-10 drops NuNaturals Stevia (to taste)

Tools
• Heavy-bottom saucepan
• Candy molds or silicone muffins cups or paper mini muffin liners in a mini muffin pan

Preparation
1. In a medium saucepan, combine cocoa powder, coconut oil, and nut butter over very low heat. Stir occasionally until mixture is completely liquefied.
2. Remove from heat and stir in salt, vanilla (if using) and coconut sugar. Add stevia to taste.
3. Pour mixture into silicone candy molds, silicone muffins cups, or paper mini muffin liners in a mini muffin pan.
4. Transfer to freezer to set (about 15 minutes).
5. Pop the peanut butter cups out of silicone molds
6. Store them in airtight container in freezer or refrigerator.

Nutrition Information Per Serving
47 calories, 4.4 g total fat, 2.6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0.24 g monounsaturated fats, 0.06 g polyunsaturated fats, 0 mg cholesterol, 8.7 mg sodium, 2.1 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 0.56 g sugars, 1.1 g protein

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Simple Dessert

wooden spoons with spices and herbs Ingredients and Directions:

Slice mangos and strawberries, place in bowl

Pour organic coconut cream all around

Toast coconut shavings until just slightly browned and sprinkle on top

And there you have it…there is a delicious vegan dessert!

Use this recipe or change out the fruits with berries to help yourself transition off of sugar and floury deserts.

Enjoy!