Clean Peanut Butter Banana Cups

What’s a girl to do when her clean cooking partner-in-crime is 200 miles away?

Skype, of course.

Chelsea & I love new healthy recipes. (**By the way, she launched her own blog! —–>**) Being in different cities calls for creativity. We “baked” together via Skype and the result was these unbelievably-delicious-not-to-mention-super-clean cups.

Clean Peanut Butter and Banana Cups Recipes

With our laptops in the kitchen, we threw together coconut oil, cacao powder, peanut/almond butter, bananas, honey and a little bit of salt. The recipe was inspired by The Whole Pantry app. If you use cupcake wrappers or mini candy wrappers, they come out looking like a perfect peanut butter cup with rippled edges and everything :)

Chelsea’s batch came out significantly better than mine because I decided to add Greek Yogurt, which seriously disturbed the texture. I threw the batch out and made another. 50x better.Skype and bake ( butter and coconut oil are clean, yes, but also very calorie-dense.I decided to add a fat slice of banana to the middle to make each cup more substantial without adding another 100+ more calories.

The Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs Stevia
  • 2 Tbs peanut butter, almond butter, or any nut butter of your choice
  • banana, sliced
  • cupcake or candy wrappers

1.) Mix the coconut oil, cocoa, salt, honey and stevia together.

2.) Spoon 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate into each wrapper (makes 4) and freeze for 5 minutes.

3.) Spoon 1 tsp peanut butter onto the chocolate. Top with a slice of banana and add another spoonful of chocolate mixture.

4.) Allow to completely freeze, about 30 minutes.

There’s your clean dessert! A perfect serving-size indulgence free of any chemicals, preservatives, additives and processed sugars.

Clean peanut butter cups with banana and coconut oil

I’m eating one for dessert right now while I catch up on Grey’s Anatomy :) Sound like a low-key Friday night? Well that’s because I’M RACING A 5k TOMORROW MORNING!

My first “race” since the marathon. It’s just a local road race put on by my school’s ROTC but I’m excited do something competitive again and see what kind of shape I’m in. Plus I really want to see how many army boys I can outrun ;)

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Posted on April 11, 2014, in Blogging -Behind the Scenes, Dessert, Healthy Lifestyle and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Yum! I love peanut butter cups and these look like a great alternative to Reeses!

  2. Oh, YUM. My mum has embarked on a paleo lifestyle, so I hope I can make these for her (or just me) when I visit! Yummmmmmmmm.

  3. Aren’t you girls clever and fun – who would think to skype-bake together? I see a new trend popping up!! :)
    What perfectly cute little “candy cups”. We definitely look forward to having some of these for desserts!!!

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