Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Seed Cups!

The name is a mouthful..
I know.

But how could I leave out the superpowered hemp seeds?

To those who are new to the wondrous nature of hemp seeds, let me enlighten you.

They deliver a hefty dose of omega-3's and 6's, possess anti-inflammatory properties, & also supports a healthy metabolism, nourishes your hair, skin and nails and even helps regulate hormones! & to top it off, they also add a lovely subtle nuttiness to the already deliciously nutty peanut butter cups. It is a win-win-win.

Okay, now that you are up to speed..

Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter. 
-James A. Garfield- 

Can't say I disagree with the man.

These PB Cups are quick & easy. With just 6 ingredients, you'll be in chocolate peanut butter heaven in no time.

CPB Hemp Seed Cups
6 perfect little cups

3/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
1 tsp raw coconut butter
1 tsp cocoa butter

1/3 cup peanut butter (i used crunchy!)
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 spoonful of pure maple syrup (approx. 1/2-1 tbsp)

6 muffin tins/liners

** I did not officially "measure" any of the ingredients other than the chocolate chips, so feel free to add or subtract a little of an ingredient if needed!

Pour chocolate chips, coconut butter & cocoa butter into a microwave safe bowl. Mix together the chips and butters & place in the microwave. The coconut and cocoa butter melt quicker than the chocolate does, so by pre-stirring the mixture & stirring it periodically during the melting process you will keep from scalding your ingredients! If you have a "melt" or "chocolate" setting on your microwave, use those appropriately or set your microwave to one minute and keep an eye on the chocolate as it melts. Set aside to cool.

In a separate bowl, mix together the peanut butter, hemp seeds and maple syrup until evenly incorporated.

Pour a small even layer of chocolate into the bottom of each of your 6 muffin liners. Spoon a dollop of your peanut butter filling into the center of the chocolate layer. Using the bottom of a spoon or clean fingers, spread the peanut butter out into a more flat layer, keeping it from spreading out to the edges of the cup. Use the remaining chocolate to evenly cover the tops of each of your cups.

Pop the PB cups into the freezer until the chocolate hardens & you're ready to devour! :)

Store the cups in the freezer (if you have enough to willpower to have leftovers..)

Okay.. Back to studying it is.......

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