Want a snack or dessert with protein? Have a peanut butter cup! Yes, you read that right: a peanut butter cup, made with Vega Sport® Protein. This recipe should make 12 peanut butter cups, and enjoying 3 will give you over 10 grams of plant-based protein.
- 4 Tbsp peanut butter (or your fav nut butter – I’ve made these the cashew and almond butter too)
- ½-1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 serving Vanilla Vega Sport® Performance Protein
- 1 ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
- Optional: chopped peanuts (or your fav nut) and sea salt
Stirring constantly, melt the peanut butter and coconut oil together over a double boiler. Once incorporated, remove from heat and stir in Protein & Greens until smooth. Set aside.
Temper chocolate: Reserve 1/3 of the chocolate chips. Melt remaining 2/3 over a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in remaining chocolate chips. Stir until fully melted and mixed. This will ensure an even consistency and that the chocolate sets.
Add a layer of chocolate to the bottom of 12 mini (6 regular) silicon cupcake liners.
Roll peanut butter mixture into small balls. Flatten them into disks and place in the chocolate-lined silicon molds or muffin liners before coating with chocolate.
Optional: lightly sprinkle chopped peanuts and sea salt on each cup.
Store in the freezer for at least 20 minutes or until ready to serve.