Peanut Butter Banana Cups

Ever have sweet tooth cravings and end up eating through everything in sight trying to satisfy it? I made these peanut butter banana cups so that I will have something healthy to satisfy my sweet cravings on hand that is both healthy and filling. This recipe uses clean, un-processed ingredients, and keeps you full with the fiber from the banana, protein from the peanut butter, and fat from the coconut oil. I also love this recipe because it is vegan friendly (make sure to use vegan friendly chocolate chips, I used enjoy life – semi sweetย chocolate chips).

Source: Skinny Ms

Note, I adjusted the amount of chocolate and coconut oil used in the original recipe in order to fill my cups. Skinny Ms also claims the following nutrition info, I adjusted the chocolate amount so this info is likely different for my recipe

Yields: 16 servings | Serving Size: 1 peanut butter banana cup | Calories: 69 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 15 mg | Carbohydrates: 11 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 7 g | Protein: 1 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3

Peanut Butter Banana Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 medium banana, peeled and sliced into 16 rounds
  • 1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter, store bought orย homemade
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil, (unrefined extra-virgin preferred)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (unrefined extra-virgin preferred)
  • 16 (1.25-inch) baking cups
  • Optional: peanut, coconut chip and cacao nibs as toppings

Instructions

  1. Place a sheet of wax or parchment paper on the counter top for preparation. Set the baking cups on top.
  2. Melt chocolate chips with 2 tbsp coconut oil in a double-boiler (use my instructions on how to make the perfect dipping chocolate). Allow to cool slightly. In the meantime, combine 1 tbsp melted coconut oil and peanut butter.
  3. Add approximately 1 teaspoon melted chocolate to the bottom of each baking cup, followed by one banana slice, 1 teaspoon peanut butter mixture, and lastly drop about 1/2 teaspoon melted chocolate in the center of each cup. Carefully place cups on a freezer safe dish or casserole pan.
  4. Optional: I topped some cups with a single peanut, unsweetened coconut chip (from Trader Joes), and cacao nibs for fun. On others I just added a single peanut on top for decoration and crunch. Both tasted great!
  5. Cover and place in the freezer until set, approximately 1 hour.
  6. NOTE: These Peanut Butter Banana Cups thaw quickly. For best results, enjoy one at a time after allowing to set at room temperature about 2-3 minutes. To prevent the peanut butter mixture from softening too quickly, add 1 tablespoon powdered sugar to peanut butter and coconut oil mixture before adding to cup

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Enjoy!

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