Chocolate peanut protein cups (GF,DF)

Chocolate peanut protein cups (GF,DF)

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Chocolate and peanut is a match made in heaven! These beauties are a healthier version than the much loved but not so healthy store-bought kind. With only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes you can create a high protein treat. Great as a pre or post workout snack.  

Let’s be honest if chocolate is involved then you can’t go far wrong. In my opinion the darker the chocolate the better. I don’t eat it unless it’s at least 70% or more. Now I wasn’t always this way, I grew up on Cadbury dairy milk and Galaxy chocolate bars. Unfortunately, these are barely chocolate with only 23% and 25% cacao solids respectively. They are also not dairy free and the Cadbury bar has a may contain wheat warning.  

Now am not saying you can’t enjoy this kind of chocolate if you don’t have any allergies. I personally don’t think they taste like real chocolate and I could quite easily of eaten an entire 200g bar and still of wanted more.  

I slowly started to try chocolate with a higher cacao percentage. I worked up to 70% which will taste bitter compare to milk chocolate but your taste does change the more you expose it to new flavours.  

Now I find that 70% has a nice smooth chocolately taste and isn’t bitter at all. The best thing about a darker chocolate is that you don’t feel the need to eat loads of it to cure that craving, I can now eat small amounts of 90% chocolate which is really strong and I tend to use it more in baking.  

Raw cacao powder has become my favourite way to give things a chocolately taste. Raw cacao is the basic powder made from whole roasted cacao beans that have been ground up. I prefer raw cacao powder instead of cocoa powder as raw cacao has been minimally processed and lower in fat as most of the natural fat, cocoa butter found in the cacao bean has been removed. Whereas cocoa powder tends to have milk products, sugar and fat added to it.  

Anyway enough on the history of chocolate, let’s get on with the really important stuff the recipe! 

These chocolate peanut protein cups are easy to whip up and make a great sweet treat. I use them for a pre-workout snack on the weekend when I go the gym straight after work. I take two of these little beauties with me to work and then eat them as I walk from my work to the gym. They have 10 grams of protein each. I use 70% dark chocolate from aldi the brand is Moser Roth to coat the top of these cups.  

Chocolate peanut protein cups (GF, DF)

I look forward to eating them every weekend. You of course can eat these anytime you like, even on a daily basic if you wish they really do make the perfect snack or after dinner dessert. They fit perfectly into a healthy lifestyle and still taste a little naughty. 

Chocolate peanut protein cups (GF, DF)

 

I will let you into a little secret, I recently found an amazing ingredient that you can use in place of liquid sweeteners or nut butters to hold your protein bars together. Drumroll please … VITAFIBER powder this has been a game changer for me.  

Chocolate peanut protein cups (GF, DF)

 

I use the Vitafiber powder from bulk powders it’s a high quality, high-purity isomalto-oligosaccharide (IMO).  It’s widely known as a high fibre powder which is a perfect sugar/flour substitute used in baking.  It also functions as a dietary fibre, prebiotic, and low-calorie sweetener. 

Chocolate peanut protein cups (GF, DF)

It comes as a white powder that you mix with water and heat in a sauce pot to create a clear very sticky syrup. The syrup is flavourless and hardens when it cools down. I love this product as it means your protein cups don’t get sticky at room temperature. Which makes them much easier to transport to make a great grab and go snack.

Chocolate peanut protein cups (GF,DF)

 

Am really happy with how these turned out. It took few trial and errors to get the perfect texture but i love how they are firm on the outside and still a little fudgey in the middle.

Chocolate peanut protein cups (GF,DF)

 

Chocolate peanut protein cups (GF, DF)

Chocolate and peanut is a match made in heaven! These beauties are a healthier version than the much loved but not so healthy store-bought kind. With only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes you can create a high protein treat. Great as a pre or post workout snack.

Course Dessert
Cuisine GF, DF
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 87 kcal
Author Naturally sweet life

Ingredients

  • 90 grams vita fiber i used bulk powders brand
  • 45 grams unflavoured soya protein powder i used bulk powders brand
  • 36 grams powdered peanut butter i used pb fit
  • 15 grams raw cacao powder i used
  • 24 grams 70% dark chocolate i used moser roth from aldi
  • 90 ml water
  • 1/8 tsp xantham gum

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180c or 350f

  2. Measure out the powdered peanut butter, soya protein powder,cacao powder and xantham gum in to a mixing bowl. 

  3. Add vita fiber powder and water to a small saucepan on the lowest heat. 

  4. Cook until syrup turns from white to clear. Turn of heat and add to the rest of the dry ingredients.

  5. Work quickly to mix everything together to form a dough. 

  6. Divide dough into six balls and press into a silicone muffin tray. Bake at 180c for 5 minutes. This helps to firm them up on the outside but still leave them a little fudgey on the inside.

  7. Remove from oven and pop them out the muffin tray. Leave to cool completely on wire cooling rack.

  8. Once the cups have cooled down. Place the dark chocolate in microwave safe bowl and melt. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. This usually only 30 seconds to 1 minute. 

  9. Once the chocolate is melted i use a teaspoon to spread it on the tops of each cups. alternatively you could cover the entire cup in chocolate by doubling the amount of dark chocolate used in this recipe. 

  10. Place finished cups on a plate and put them in the fridge to set the chocolate. This usually takes about 20 minutes.

  11. I store mine in a ziplock bag in the fridge until i am ready to eat them. They will last around 3 days.

Recipe Notes

The macros for one cup is 2.9f 4.3c 10.9p

Chocolate peanut protein cups (GF,DF)

Hope you guys enjoy this recipe, remember if you recreate this or any of my recipes to tag me in them on instagram @emmalouisecee I love to see them all. I also post daily on insta stories if you want to see what I eat in a day and how I train at the gym. Have a great day x

 



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