Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Cups

I made these chocolate peanut butter cups a couple of  weeks ago and never got around to posting the recipe. That turned out to be a good thing, because with the leftovers, I made chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream! That’s right, folks. This is a two-for-one post 🙂

Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Cup

Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Cups

1/2 c cashews

1/2 c Brazil nuts

1/4 – 1/2 c water

1/4 – 1/2 c cocoa powder

1/4 c maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 c natural peanut butter (organic preferred)

Dash salt if peanut butter isn’t salted

Blend nuts, water, sweetener, cocoa powder, and vanilla in a bullet style blender. Put container in the freezer for a few minutes while you assemble the bottom of the peanut butter cups.

In a mini muffin tin or mini cupcake silicone molds, add a dollop of peanut butter. Once all cups are filled, remove chocolate mixture from freezer and top each cup with desired amount of chocolate goodness. Decorate cups as desired.

I added some mini chips to a few of peanut butter cups and some sliced almonds to a few others. I think some shredded coconut would be a nice topper too.

Freeze cups until firm and store in the freezer to maintain desired consistency.

And if, like me, you need the freezer space for more goodies, turn your chocolate peanut butter freezer cups into chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

4 frozen bananas, chunked

6 or more Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Cups

Splash of non-dairy milk

Combine everything in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Eat immediately or store in the freezer.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

I used my new Vitamix to make this ice cream, and I found the Vitamix’s nemesis – frozen peanut butter! You may want to let your Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Cups warm up a little bit before you try to blend them. I stalled out the motor on my new toy…twice!

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11 responses

    • Thanks, Caitlin! I kept reading recipes that used them, so when I saw them on sale, I picked up a pound. As an eating nut, they aren’t my favorite, but they’re a nice, soft not for blending.

      If someone who didn’t know me looked in my freezer, they’d wonder what kind of weirdo lived here because of all of the nuts 😉

    • Elizabeth: I don’t think I’ve seen a diet based in chia seeds, but I love them. They become gel-like when wet, so I can see how they may aid in weight loss. But, more importantly, they’re an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which the typical diet doesn’t contain nearly enough of!

  1. These sound so delicious!! Plus, brazil nuts are something I never eat. I’ve heard that they’re a great source of selenium, and so clearly I need these chocolate peanut butter cups for their health purposes! 😉 I can’t believe you stalled the motor on your Vitamix twice. I thought they were invincible!

    • I don’t really eat Brazil nuts, either, but you’re right, they’re full of selenium, and they’re a softer nut, so they’re perfect for blending.

      I was freaked when the Vitamix motor stalled! My husband shot me a dirty look and an, “Arn’t these things invicible” comment. Ha ha. Guess not! Maybe I should watch the DVD that came in the box. Ha!

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