{healthy} peanut butter cups


If you're anything like me, the demands of the sweet tooth can strike at any time. My weaknesses, to name a few, include chocolate and salt. I can pretty much forget about self-discipline if either of those are sitting in front of me. If I'm not following an abnormally stick meal plan for my current workout program, I try to keep a couple kinds of healthy treats around the house to avoid a grocery run of desperation for the candy, pop chip or frozen yogurt sections.

I saw online via gosh-darn pinterest that people had been making candies using chocolate shakeology. 

shut the front door!?

If you know me well at all, you are fully aware of how much I LOVE my chocolate shakeology! I saw the recipe and decided to kick it up a notch and add some peanut butter; I'd say this spark of creativity was purely to add protein to this little snack, but who doesn't love a good reeses cup?

Without further ado..

Ingredients:
1/4 c. Coconut Oil
1 scoop chocolate shakeology
2 tblsp. PB2 OR crunchy peanut butter
cooking spray (olive, vegetable or coconut)
*optional: sea salt to sprinkle on top*

Directions:

1. melt coconut oil in microwave


2. stir in chocolate shakeology





3. if using PB2, add now and stir. if using crunchy peanut butter, leave to the side.


4. spray muffin tin with cooking spray of choice



5. spoon mixture evenly into 6 muffin cups



6. if using crunchy peanut butter, you may spoon a small drop into the center of the chocolate mixture




7. finally, if using sea salt, sprinkle LIGHTLY on top

8. place muffin tin in freezer to allow candies to harden.


(notice here, I doubled my recipe to make candies with PB2 and peanut butter)


9. after about 30 minutes, use a knife to loosen the candies. Mine came out VERY easily and in one perfect little piece. 




Give these a try and let me know what you think!

For a tasty snack that contains legit nutrients from the shakeology & a little protein from the peanut butter, I could look past the texture for the "reeses-like" taste!

Enjoy,
Lindsey


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