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White Chocolate Peppermint Peanut Butter Cups

What's better than a classic peanut butter cup? Well, not much, but if anything's going to beat it, it's these white chocolate peppermint peanut butter cups.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, peanut butter cup, peppermint, white chocolate
Servings: 12
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • muffin tin
  • Muffin liners
  • small bowl
  • spoon
  • Cooking spray

Ingredients

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 scoops white chocolate peppermint protein powder (I use Bad Athletics protein -- use JORDO for a discount) & if you don't have white chocolate peppermint flavor, use vanilla & add a little peppermint to the peanut butter mixture
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1.5 cups white chocolate chips
  • ¾ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 candy cane crushed

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Place 12 muffin liners in a muffin tin. Spray the liners with cooking spray.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add the white chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Mix well until the white chocolate is melted. Add additional time, if needed.
  • Add the peppermint extract to the melted white chocolate. Stir well until combined.
  • Scoop a spoonful of melted white chocolate into the bottom of each muffin liner. Use a spoon to press the chocolate up onto the sides a little bit. Set the remaining chocolate aside.
  • Place the muffin tin in the freezer for about 10 minutes or until the white chocolate is hard.
  • In another bowl, prepare the peanut butter mixture. Start by adding all of the peanut butter and part of the protein powder. Mix well and continue adding protein powder until the peanut butter mixture isn't drippy anymore. You might need to adjust the ratios based on how drippy the peanut butter is.
  • Use a small scoop or your hands to make 12 balls with the peanut butter mixture. Set aside. (Note: If you choose to make a drippy mixture, you can place the balls in the freezer to make them a little more firm.)
  • Once the bottom layer of chocolate is frozen, take the muffin tin out of the freezer. Add one of the peanut butter balls on top of each chocolate bottom and gently use your finger to press the ball so it is smooth on the chocolate.
  • Use the rest of the melted white chocolate to place 2 scoops over the peanut butter balls to make the top layer of chocolate for the peanut butter cup.
  • Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top of each peanut butter cup.
  • Place the muffin tin in the freezer for at least 1 hour until the chocolate is hard.
  • Take out of the freezer and enjoy!

Notes

Store the peanut butter cups in an air-tight container in the freezer. 
If you don't have white chocolate peppermint protein, use whatever flavor you have!

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14.5g