Trick-or-Treat: Homemade Reese’s Cups

By Kate Horney

You know I’m a peanut-butter-a-holic. 🙂 And I also happen to love chocolate, so naturally…I love reese’s cups. What I don’t love is the crazy amounts of sugar and ridiculous list of ingredients packed into each bite.

Finally a fat-loss friendlier homemade reese’s chocolate peanut-butter treat just in time for Halloween…

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Added bonus: you can pronounce all of the ingredients!

First, check out the ingredients in traditional Reese’s Cups:

Peanuts, sugar, dextrose, vegetable oil (cocoa butter, palm, shea, sunflower and/or safflower oil), chocolate, nonfat milk, contains 2% or less of milk fat, lactose, salt, whey, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, corn syrup, soy lecithin, cornstarch, glycerin, TBHQ & PGPR, vanillin

I don’t know about you, but I like THIS list much better….


The Best Part (aka Peanut Butter Filling): 

  • 1 (18 ounce) jar creamy NATURAL peanut butter (or homemade!)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Ideal® Low calorie Confectionery Sweetener
  • 1 cup Truvia (or any stevia)

Chocolate Coating

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 5 Tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup Ideal® Low calorie Confectionery Sweetener
  • Stevia to taste (depending on how bitter or sweet you like your chocolate)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder to taste



For the peanut-butter filling:

  1. Using a coffee grinder, grind the sweetener into a fine powder to resemble powdered sugar.
  2. Beat cream cheese, coconut oil, peanut butter and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth.
  3. Beat in sweetener.
  4. Line muffin tin and place rounded tablespoonfuls of peanut-butter filling into each liner.
  5. Chill for 30 minutes.

For the chocolate coating:

  1. Place the coconut oil and chopped chocolate in a double boiler (or in a heat safe dish over a pot of boiling water).
  2. Stir until just melted (don’t let it burn- it’s gross!)
  3. Add in the cocoa powder, coconut milk and sweetener.
  4. Stir until smooth and thick.
  5. Pour warm chocolate coating over each peanut-butter cup.


Store in the refrigerator. And most of all…


Holding two things I love: My son…and peanut butter!


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