Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
I crave chocolate and peanut butter quite a bit. And I love to have peanut butter cups at midday, after lunch, with hot tea – that’s kind of my ritual. When I’m training hard, I look forward to a sweet treat, and this really hits the spot. I only need one or two, and it’s really satisfying. If I’m not racking up a ton of mileage, I’ll have these a couple of times a week. But when I’m training for a marathon, my taste buds are intensified – these are a mandatory thing, every single day.
Shop-bought peanut butter cups are full of sugar and hydrogenated oils – they’re really bad for you. These are indulgent and rich, but you can feel good about eating them. They use coconut oil, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and maple syrup (or honey) for the main ingredients, so it’s all whole foods, good fats, and natural sweeteners. Having these stashed in my freezer is an awesome way to get all the good fats I need, in one little bite.