I few years ago I started making these “homemade chocolate cups” which was just a mix of coconut oil and cocoa and some sweetener. We loved them. They melted in your mouth, they were super fun and chocolatey and really took care of that nightly sweet tooth that encourages me to eat ALL the things.
Then one day I was in the grocery store and saw keto cups and I realized that what I had been making this whole time was actually a “thing” that other people were making and eating too. Except, they called them keto cups because they are low carb and an awesome dessert if you’re living a ketogenic lifestyle.
I am not doing the keto thing. But, I like to eat keto cups!
I’m not going to lie. I bought keto cups from the food store to compare to the ones I made and they were not for me. They were hard and a little too dark chocolatey for me. They tasted a bit too bitter and not sweet enough. Not to put store-bought keto cups on blast, I’m just saying that I prefer the taste of homemade ones.
These keto cups that you’re about to make are the kind you can easily sink your teeth into. They’re chocolatey and sweet without being too chocolatey or too sweet. They melt in your mouth. They melt on your fingers, so don’t hold them for too long. They’re customizable! I crushed up some brazil nuts to sprinkle on top of mine, but you can add peanuts, cashews, puffed quinoa, actual sprinkles, peanut butter chips… really whatever you’re in the mood for.
Make these on Sunday night to have a week’s worth of dessert meal prepped and ready to go!! I end every day with something sweet. Whether it’s a spoonful of peanut butter with some chocolate chips, a cookie from recipe testing that day… I don’t deprive myself of sweets. If you’re someone that craves sweets, like me, I strongly suggest having something on hand so that you can indulge without going buck wild.
If I’m left to my own devices and start scrounging for dessert, I end up eating way too much and whining about how full I am. If I have a couple keto cups on hand, I enjoy them at the end of the day and my sweet tooth is perfectly satisfied.
So, enough rambling! Let’s make some Chocolate Peanut Butter Keto Cups!!
Mix together the coconut oil, cocoa powder, agave nectar (honey or maple syrup works too), and peanut butter. Place the silicone candy molds on a cutting board or baking sheet so you can easily transfer them to the fridge.
Divide the chocolate among the molds and sprinkle the top with whatever toppings you want. This step is optional but adds a fun crunch. I used brazil nuts. Transfer to the fridge for a couple hours until they harden. Store in an airtight container or baggie in your fridge!
- ½ cup refined coconut oil, melted or softened
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup brazil nuts, chopped
- Whisk together the coconut oil, cocoa powder, agave nectar, and peanut butter.
- Place the silicone candy molds on a cutting board or baking sheet so you can easily transfer them to the fridge.
- Divide the chocolate among the molds and sprinkle the top with whatever toppings you want. This step is optional but adds a fun crunch. I used brazil nuts.
- Transfer to the fridge for a couple hours until they harden.
- Store in an airtight container or baggie in your fridge!
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