Peanut Butter Cups {Allergy-Free}

Original Post:  Jan 11, 2013



Let's say your family wants dessert, but at the moment the last thing you want to do is mix a bunch of ingredients and turn on the oven. This happen to anyone besides me?

Fortunately, some of my family's favorite creations actually require no baking and little time. Maybe I trained them right?

And these allergy-free peanut butter cups are one of those very delights. 

Yes, these just take two ingredients: allergy-free chocolate and your favorite nut, seed, or peanut butter. 

And yeah, we could just eat nut butter on a spoon with chocolate chips, but I get high praises from the fam when I actually mold these into little cups.

Since we aren't allergic to peanuts, I use Smucker's natural peanut butter without sugar. If you're allergic to nuts and peanuts, try Sunbutter. If nuts aren't a problem but peanuts are, try almond or another nut butter. Lots of options here, which is wonderful.

For the chocolate, Enjoy Life chocolate chips are what we use. I always keep it stocked for fun treats like this, and it's free of the top 8 allergens!

For molding, I use 100% Food Grade Silicone Cups, and the treats pop right out. I know 100% silicone is a little pricey, but it's been worth the investment for me. Cheaper silicone contains plastic fillers and are not non-stick. I learned from experience. These are also super easy to clean!

So here are quick easy instructions on how to have your own allergy-safe peanut butter cups in 30 quick minutes with just 2 ingredients. Enjoy!



EASY DAIRY-FREE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate
2 Tbs Coconut Oil
Favorite nut, seed, or peanut butter (based on allergy needs)

Melt Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips and coconut oil over the stove on low heat, stirring constantly. Do not allow any water to get into the mixture or it will clump.  Take off heat as soon as all chocolate is melted.

Spoon melted chocolate into silicone cups until bottom is covered or desired thickness is achieved.


Freeze the chocolate in the cups for 5-10 minutes.


Spread a tablespoon or so of nut, seed, or peanut butter on top of the frozen chocolate.  

Freeze again until the butter is hardened.


Enjoy!

Store in the freezer.  The peanut butter melts easily and gets messy when left out or even in the refrigerator.  But who doesn't like frozen peanut butter cups, anyways?!  


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3 comments:

Theresa said...

Oooh yum! Definitely gonna do this!

Butler Family said...

First off I really enjoy your blog. My family has recently become dairy free and I have gotten great ideas from reading your blog. So thank you! My family is dairy free but some do not care for coconut. Do you have suggestion for substituting coconut oil in your recipes. Thanks again!

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Hi Butler Family! Sure, feel free sub with your favorite oil like vegetable or canola. :) Thanks for the question.