As we approach Halloween I thought it would be appropriate to share some of my favorite treats. Growing up, my absolute favorite candy was Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I ate them plain, in banana bread, pancakes, and ice cream. Basically, if it had Reese’s or Chocolate Peanut Butter in the description I ate it. Just recently, I have found three “healthier” versions that I believe taste even better and wanted to share them with you:
1. Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
These Cups are made with organic fair trade chocolate and peanut butter. The dark chocolate and peanut butter combination is amazing as always and is super rich in flavor. Justin’s also makes the best nut butters out there. There are lots of creative flavors to choose from as well (they are expensive but worth the splurge everyone once in a while, especially if you like to eat it by the spoonful).
2. Sun Cup’s Dark Chocolate Sunflower Butter Cups
These Cups are perfect for anyone with a food allergy because they are nut and gluten free and the do not contain any eggs or soy. They are also made with fair trade ingredients and do not contain any GMOs. The sunflower butter is less sweet than other nut butters but it still has a strong flavor that compliments well with the dark chocolate.
3. Evolved Dark Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups
These Cups are made with organic ingredients and never contain soy, gluten, dairy or refined sugars. These treats are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and have no added sugars. These aren’t exactly the traditional chocolate nut combination, but if you are a coconut and/or almond joy fan this is an incredible indulgence.
4. Lastly, for those who are ambitious and have the patience for this can make their own Superfood Almond Butter Cups from an awesome nutrition blogger I follow; My New Roots. She incorporates the superfood, lucuma, into the nut butter filling which provides antioxidants, minerals, fiber and a natural sweetness.
All three of these companies make different flavors and variations that please a wide variety of taste buds. The best part about these products is that they are all made with real simple ingredients. No preservatives, chemicals, and additives.
PS. They taste even better with a glass of red wine or cocktail of choice..