• María Fernanda López

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pies (Vegan, Keto & Gluten Free)

It's not new that peanut butter and chocolate recipes are on of my favorite, and since it's a popular combo I know that this is a hit that pleases a lot of tastebuds out there no matter the time of the year or the weather. Peanut butter and chocolate is life!


This simple pie recipes was inspired by one of my favorite candies growing up, peanut butter chocolate cups... of course, my weakness. But proud to say that there are better options in the market, healthier and tastier options. What a time to be alive!



Anyways, this has been my favorite snack/dessert for the last couple of days and I hope the this simple easy recipe will keep you satisfied by also kicking that sweet tooth craving. A true winner snack for several reasons!



About Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pies:

  • Vegan Friendly

  • Low Carb

  • Gluten Free

  • Grain Free

  • Freezer Friendly

  • Source Protein

  • Satisfying



The base of these little pies is all about the chocolate, so it's a soft baked brownie style based that will hold all the delicious peanut butter filling. For this you can use flaxseed eggs or regular eggs, depends if you can this recipe to be egg free.



The filling is all about peanut butter, and for that I used 22 Days Organic Peanut Butter Protein Powder, that has simple and minimal ingredients. It's a great addition to recipes, smoothies, chia puddings, etc. SO good.



Along with the Peanut Butter protein powder I used plant based ricotta cheese, that one I bought it's made from almonds and it has been my latest obsession, love how versatile it is! You can make amazing recipes with ricotta, vegan or not vegan.



And for the final touch, the major topping, I crushed some coconut cups from Evolved chocolate to add that extra magic touch to the recipe... and flavor!



Anyways, the full ingredient list for these bad boys:




These are also great for meal preps!

I know that I'm not the only one who preps some snacks or treats! It's key for a sustainable healthy life! This recipe makes enough for twelve servings with 12.3 grams of protein each, you can keep them safety in the freezer for up to two weeks!



Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Cups!

  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

  2. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients for the base.

  3. Add the wet ingredients and mix again.

  4. Divide the dough to twelve truffles using a cookie scooper.

  5. Bake for a 24 minutes.

  6. In a blender add all the ingredients for the filling and set aside.

  7. Once the chocolate base is baked top each little cup with ricotta filling.

  8. Chop the chocolate cups and top all of the little pies.

  9. Serve or freeze for a couple of minutes, ENJOY.



Well, these cuties are also great for meal prep since you can keep them in the freezer and enjoy them at any moment of the day or the week!



So for all the brownie and cookie dough fans, are you ready to get started? Don't forget to share, pin, save or bookmark this recipe! Remember to spread the joy and this recipe, anyways, have a great day everyone!



With love,

María



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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pies

By María Fernanda López

Serves 14


Ingredients

Base

  • 2/3 cup of coconut flour

  • 1/4 cup of granulated monk fruit ("PURELYHL" for discount)

  • 1 tsp of baking powder

  • 2 tbsp of cacao powder

  • 2 eggs or flaxseed eggs

  • 3/4 cup of warm water or nut milk

Filling

  • 4 scoops of vegan peanut butter protein powder (I used this one)

  • 1/4 cup of granulated monk fruit

  • 1 cup of water or nut milk

Topping

  • 4 keto chocolate cups (used Evolved)


Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

  2. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients for the base.

  3. Add the wet ingredients and mix again.

  4. Divide the dough to twelve truffles using a cookie scooper.

  5. Bake for a 24 minutes.

  6. In a blender add all the ingredients for the filling and set aside.

  7. Once the chocolate base is baked top each little cup with ricotta filling.

  8. Chop the chocolate cups and top all of the little pies.