I'm excited to share another guest post with you today - this time from Tanya of better raw. She runs raw food workshops around London, one of which I attended last year and LOVED, and shares lots of awesome recipes on her blog. I'm delighted that she will be sharing her raw chocolate peanut butter cup recipe with you today... thanks Tanya!
I have never been a big fan of peanut butter myself and living in UK, we don’t even have Reese’s products to do a taste experiment. But I am pretty good at calculating a conversion of ‘not so good contents’ into healthy Raw Food ingredients and Google is pretty good at providing me with any product's ingredient list of these ‘not so good contents’.
All I can say is: “Where? Where have you been all my life? Peanut Butter Cups, you have stolen my heart!” Now it’s your turn:
Raw Food Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
(Makes 10 mini cups)
For the cups 10 mini chocolate cases
For the Chocolate 4 Tbsp Cacao Powder 2 Tbsp Cacao Butter, melted 2 Tbsp Coconut Butter/Oil, melted 2 Tbsp Agave Pinch Salt
For the Peanut filling 2 Tbsp Raw Peanut Butter (make sure it is not ‘roasted’) 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast 1 tsp Agave
-To melt my butters, I put them in a dehydrator for an hour on 105F, that way I know they will not reach the temperatures when they are no longer Raw and deprived of enzymes. You can do this is a double boiler (do not boil the water) -Add the rest of the chocolate ingredients and stir in well
-Cover the bottom of each case with the chocolate mix -Spoon in a roughly formed ball of peanut filling mix -Cover completely with the rest of the chocolate mix (if the peanut filling is sticking out, press in down to drown under the chocolate) -Place in the fridge for 2 hours
The rest is history...
Tanya Alekseeva is a Wellness Coach specialising in Raw Food Nutrition and Detoxing and works with busy individuals to produce their most desired health results. She is the founder of Better Raw and Corporate Creme, travelling nationally and internationally providing seminars, workshops, detox programs and one to one coaching. Tanya is an author of various books available on www.BetterRaw.com