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Peanut Butter and Date Caramel Cups

Based on the traditional peanut butter cup confectionary...

…this simple recipe uses minimal ingredients to create a delectable and easily altered version of the original.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 2 hour(s) 0 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • Calories: 135
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Source of fibre
  • Sugar alternatives
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

Ingredients for peanut butter and date caramel cups

  • 100grams natural peanut butter
  • 3 or 4 pitted dates
  • 160grams dark chocolate
  • course sea salt

Instructions

Step 1:

Start by lining a muffin tray with silicone cake cases. Boil water in a pan then place a heat proof dish over the top with half your chocolate and stir until melted.

Step 2:

Spoon the melted chocolate into the bottom of each cake case, then place in the freezer to set.

Step 3:

Next chop the dates and add to a pan with the peanut butter. Heat until everything combines and melts, you may need to add a teeny bit of boiling water to assist with this. Remove from the heat and once it starts to cool add a pinch of coarse sea salt. Stir to combine. If your peanut butter is already salted omit this last step.

Step 4:

Once slightly cooler add this next layer to your cake cases, then return to the freezer.

Step 5:

Final step is to melt the remainder of your chocolate, remember to stir continuously, then add to the cake cases as the final layer. Pop back in the freezer.

Step 6:

Once chilled turn out your silicone cake cases and there you have it, delicious peanut butter and date caramel cups. Such a simple technique means there are loads of possibilities to combine different flavours in the same method? Why not try a white chocolate and lemon curd cup or how about spicing it up with a dark chocolate and chilli outer coating a lime flavoured filling…. yum!

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