Store-bought peanut butter cups are full of added sugar and who-knows-what additives.
Why not make your own so you’re in control of the ingredients?
These homemade peanut butter cups are not only tasty, but they also feature extra protein in the form of protein powder and almonds.
Why is that important?
Protein is key to keeping you satiated after eating and helping to build and repair muscles, cartilage, and skin. It’s also a good way to improve your metabolism.
And when you can manage all that while eating healthy desserts, you’re on to something!
You get a tremendous nutrition boost from almonds, which are one of my favorite snacks. They’re low in carbs, high in heart-healthy fats, protein, and fiber, and they also are loaded with Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress.
Almonds are excellent for blood sugar control, and they make a great choice when you need a snack to get you through to your next meal.
Protein Peanut Butter Cups with Healthy Fats
I used coconut oil as the fat, since it contains a unique medium-chain triglyceride that curbs hunger, increases your metabolism, and reduces insulin sensitivity. It’s melted with vegan chocolate chips for a creamy, chocolaty layer that’s irresistibly good.
Even though there’s a little sweetness in these cups, I always avoid refined white sugar and use a natural sweetener. Maple syrup adds a nice flavor while also including trace antioxidants and important minerals that refined sugar lacks.
Crave Sweet Treats?
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