Move over Reese's. There's a new sheriff in town. *insert wild west whistle*
If you're a fan of the timeless combo of chocolate and peanut butter this recipe is for you. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
1/4 cup peanut butter (we used Justin's)
3 tbsp of Friends with Benefits Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein (or more depending on consistency of peanut butter)
1 cup dark chocolate chips (we used Enjoy Life brand)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1. Line a muffin tin baking sheet with muffin liners. Set aside.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, melt the peanut butter to a creamy texture. Then add in the protein and mix together. Start with 3 tbsp of Friends with Benefits and add more until you have the best consistency to form a dough-like texture.
3. Separate the dough into penny-sized balls (about 1 tsp) and set aside. (We made ours a bit bigger which is why the chocolate didn't cover it completely as you see in the images).
4. In a smaller bowl, melt the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil together and mix occasionally until smooth.
5. Take a teaspoon of the chocolate mix and place into the bottom of each muffin liner. Do this for 12 muffin liners. Then place the muffin tin into the freezer for about 15 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.
6. When hardened, take the muffin tin out of the freezer. Place one protein peanut butter ball on top of each hardened chocolate. Carefully flat the ball with your finger until smooth.
7. Once this is done with all 12 balls, add two more teaspoons of the chocolate on top of each one to complete the Protein Peanut Butter Cup.
8. Place the tin in the freezer for a final 15 minutes until the top chocolate is hardened.