Chocolate and Peanut Butter Goodness

What could be better than enjoying a healthy chocolate and peanut butter treat?  Not much, if I do say so myself.  This is why I was so excited to make these homemade chocolate peanut butter goodies.   All the ingredients, including the sweetener, is GOOD for you!  There is nothing in this to make you feel guilty about.  Food is NOT about guilt!  God intended food to nourish our bodies and for enjoyment.  This is pure enjoyment.  I tease my friends and family and tell them that this is actually a “health” food…

yummy healthy goodness with whole ingredients and NO refined sugar! gluten-free!

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Perfection:

3/4 cup natural salted peanut butter (no added sugars or oils – I use Trader Joe’s)

1/4 cup coconut oil

2 tbsp of raw honey

Mix ingredients for peanut butter perfection and pour into mini-muffin pans (if you desire the shape above) or pour into just a small pan and cut out squares.  Or…better yet, pour into the neat silicone molds that create heart shapes.  You may need to melt the coconut oil (best to do it on the stove and then add in the peanut butter and raw honey.)  If you do it this way, you can easily pour the peanut butter mixture into any pan or mold.   Place pan/mold in freezer while you prepare the chocolate goodness.

Ingredients for Chocolate Goodness:

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp butter (REAL butter – not pseudo butter aka: margarine)

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

2 tbsp raw honey

Melt the coconut oil and butter over LOW heat.  Remove from heat and add cocoa and raw honey.  Stir until well incorporated and smooth.  Remove pan with peanut butter perfection and pour chocolate goodness over top.  Place back in freezer for about 15 minutes and then they are ready to eat!  I recommend storing in the fridge or freezer.  I keep mine in the freezer because it is like ice cream.  Yum.

You may still be wondering why I consider this awesome treat a “health” food.  Well, there are many reasons and they stem from the wonderful attributes of coconut oil and it’s effect on our health (will expound more in future post) and the fact that butter – real butter – is rich in many vitamins and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid -which has anticancer properties and great for weight management!)

I challenge you to replace your pre-packaged, processed, refined-sweetened chocolate peanut butter treats with this WHOLE, healthful, beneficial treat.  You won’t be disappointed!

Enjoy!

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62 Responses to Chocolate and Peanut Butter Goodness

  1. violet says:

    Looks yummy!

  2. Jenn Durham says:

    yummy! I am going to try this with almond butter for my nephew. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Jenni says:

    These look so tasty!! Can’t wait to try them 🙂

  4. nita says:

    These sound awesome. Gonna pinterest it and try it soon :). Thanks.

  5. Bess Hume says:

    Looks sooooo delicious! I cannot wait to try them!! Love that they are GAPS friendly too!

    • lifemadewhole says:

      thanks! let me know how you like them! how are you doing? let’s get together next time you are in the Lehigh Valley!

    • Bess Hume says:

      I must leave a comment about these scrumptious, little melt-in-your-mouth frozen treats… they are de-li-cious!! And so very easy to make. I had them for my guests on two different occasions and they loved them! I also love the fact that I can give them to my daughter without feeling she’s eating junk food! Thanks so much Lynn!!

      • Woo Hoo!!! Glad you liked them!!! It is so great that you can shape what your children like/don’t like as well by controlling what they eat. I wish I would have been more strict earlier on…it is hard to kick the sugar habit with my boys no matter how hard I try.

  6. ladybug says:

    Found this on pinterest and won’t be able to sleep until I make them! 🙂 Repinned and had over 35 repins in 30 minutes. You’re a very popular gal!

    • lifemadewhole says:

      Thanks so much!!! These are so wonderful and what is so great is how healthy they are!! Let me know what you think! Don’t you just love coconut oil?

  7. Jennie Ellis says:

    These look delicious! But, I’m not a fan of coconut. Do you have any suggestions to replace the coconut oil?

    • lifemadewhole says:

      If you use expeller-pressed coconut oil, there is virtually no taste. Also, coconut oil doesn’t taste like the shredded coconut that you may not like. I don’t like shredded coconut or coconut candy but I do not mind the taste of coconut oil and have grown to really like it. But..if you really don’t, you may be able to try using butter in place of the oil but the result will probably be a much softer peanut butter/chocolate because the coconut oil helps to firm it up. I hope this helps! If I think of anything else, I will let you know.

  8. Jennie Ellis says:

    Thanks for the info! I’ve never used coconut oil because I just assumed it would have the taste of coconut. I will have to give it a try and see what I think. Thanks so much!

  9. Emily says:

    I recently had to go on a major diet of no processed grains or sugars, so you can imagine how happy I was to find this recipe and be able to curb my chocolate cravings!

    • lifemadewhole says:

      I am so glad! What till you see the recipe for dark chocolate cookies coming soon! BTW, I LOVE pampered. chef stuff!!!

  10. Kristina Raines says:

    I just made these last weekend and they where so yummy! Do you know how many calories are in one?

    • lifemadewhole says:

      Kristina,

      I don’t know the calories – I honestly stopped counting once I embraced the whole foods – no refined/boxed foods – lifestyle. I eat these in moderation and helps stave off any real cravings. I can probably calculate them if you would like, but it would really depend on the size that you make. The best way would calculate the calories for the entire batch and then divide by the number of servings. I hope this helps!! Thanks for visiting!

    • Jenn says:

      I made theese today and counted the calories, for a standard mini cupcake pan that makes 24 it is 86 calories and 8 fat grams each 🙂

  11. Jeremy says:

    You are killing me!!! Those look AWESOME!!! I’m so going to have some this weekend as a treat. You rock!!!

  12. Those look like such yummy treats!

  13. Michele says:

    I made these and they are delicious however I’m reading conflicting reports on Coconut oil, some reliable sources say that it is unhealthy and to avoid it. Just curious what your thoughts are on this?

    • lifemadewhole says:

      Everything I have read — recent reports — point in the direction of really, really healthy. Old reports were unclear on the type of saturated fat coconut oil provides — which is medium chain fatty acid which is awesome for brain health (there have been reports of it improving symptoms in alzheimer’s patients, etc.) i have heard many speak of reduced “brain fog” when consuming it regularly and it is great for a metabolic boost. I hope this is helpful!

  14. I just found your blog and tried these tonight. Super rich, but very yummy. Next time I think I’ll cut down on the coconut oil- it was pretty strong and I could see a think layer on top. Since cutting out processed foods we rarely eat sweetened anything, so these seem like a super sweet dessert. Thanks for sharing!

    • lifemadewhole says:

      Glad that you liked them. Definitely cut down on the coconut oil if you prefer. I am so happy to hear that you have cut out processed foods! How has this been for you and your family?

      • It’s been awesome. It’s just myself and my husband, no kiddos, so it has been pretty easy. I’m hoping that once we have kids it will be their normal, so it will be no big deal for them. I’ve always eaten a lot of different fruits and veggies, but my husband has really impressed me. He had tried (and liked) so many things that he thought he didn’t like. We’re loving our new lifestyle.

      • lifemadewhole says:

        That is so great to hear!

  15. Kris says:

    Just made these today and the family loved them – thanks for the recipe!

  16. Jocelyn says:

    Just made these and can’t wait to taste them. In the freezers now. Thanks for the recipe. Found you on pinterest by the way. 🙂

  17. Becca says:

    Do you have any thoughts about substituting for the butter? We are gluten, dairy and soy free. These look awesome by the way!

  18. I would try using all coconut oil rather than coconut oil & butter. Try using the refined coconut oil so there is less coconut taste otherwise it may be too overpowering. Let me know if that works for you! Enjoy!

  19. I found your recipe and pinned it, and then made them today. They were so easy to make! I think they are great, however I didn’t have enough chocolate topping so I had to make a second batch. Maybe because I didn’t heat it so it wasn’t super runny, They are very good (even with the extra chocolate—who could complain about that?) and will be a staple for when I need a healthy chocolate fix. My kids loved them and I didn’t have to feel guilty about giving it to them. 🙂 One question though; How do you get them out of the mini-muffin molds? I sprayed mine with grapeseed oil first, I had to pry it with a butter knife, and it was still not coming out in one whole piece.

    • Thanks for pinning! I have found that the chocolate topping could be thicker – doubling the recipe is a great idea. They are definitely considered a “health” food around my house! I love having some in my freezer for a quick “fix.” I have found that the mini-muffin sizes can even be too much at one time, I have cut mine in half or even into quarters for literally a “bite size” snack.

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  21. Jess says:

    Pinned and made – these are awesome!! I didn’t have any coconut oil, so I used all butter and they turned out great! I did get the oil though, so I’m trying that next time! So glad I found your blog – I’m following! 🙂

  22. I just came into the kitchen to be presented with a wonderful treat from my bride (Colinda) and come to find out she had just wipped up these little wonders from your site – thank you kindly LifeMadeWhole for taking time to post and thank you honey for taking time to try something new!

  23. I’ve posted a review already, but just thought I would pass along how I make these. I have these trays:
    http://www.amazon.com/Tovolo-Perfect-Cube-Tray-Dark/dp/B000QIU7X6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342477647&sr=8-1&keywords=silicone+ice+cube+tray
    They make a perfect sized PB & Choc bite. They are also easy to pop out and store in another container. Not the typical PB cup shape, but just as good!

  24. Kimberly says:

    Just had to leave you a note to tell you that these are FABULOUS. Thank you for such a healthy twist on one of my favorite sweets 🙂

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  27. Laureen says:

    Just made these today & am waiting rather impatiently for them to set up in the freezer! My honey had crystallized, so I melted it with the coconut oil & butter before adding the cocoa. I used maple syrup with the peanut butter and canT wait to try them! 🙂 I also doubled the chocolate and made a bottom layer, then added the PB & finished with a topping of chocolate. Yum!

  28. Laureen says:

    Help!! I made a batch of these yesterday & I canNOT get them out of the mini-muffin pan! I’ve tried banging it; flipping it over & resting a hot towel on the bottom; even tried prying them out with a knife! I wanna eat these little gems and I can’t!

    • I hope the ideas I gave you on Facebook helped. When in doubt, pry them out with a spoon. They don’t look as pretty, but still taste as good! Good luck!

      • Laureen says:

        I finally left them on the counter & scooped them out when they softened enough. Like you said, not pretty, but oh! so tasty! 🙂 Thanks!

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