Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WIAW + Healthy Coconut Oil Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

I decided to do a "WIAW" post.

If you've ever wondered what I eat on a daily basis, be curious no more: (This is from last week and, for the record, I didn't wake up until 12... woops.)
Banana soft serve- 2 small bananas + 1 tbsp wheat germ + 1 scoop protein powder blended
1 coconut oil Reese's (recipe below)

Snack 1: 
Peanut butter cookie (recipe soon)

Salad- Lettuce, 1/2 cup pinto beans, 1/2 cup morningstar farms meat crumbles, 1/4 cup shredded cheese, ranch dressing
Snack 2:
Cup of Chai Latte
1 (unpictured) Reese's cup
Tortilla wrap- 1/2 sweet potato, lettuce, 1/2 cup pinto beans, 1/4 cup morningstar meat crumbles
Green beans
Snack 3:
1 honey-on-the-bottom greek yogurt
Homemade granola (recipe also coming soon)

So, there ya have it. Now, here's the Reese's cup recipe. I like them so much better than the original ones.  They don't taste processed and maybe knowing that they're good for me helps the taste, too.  

Healthy Coconut Oil Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
Peanut butter:
1/2 cup peanut butter 
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla

1.  Mix chocolate ingredients until well blended and pour half of the mixture into a mini muffin tin.
2.  Let cool in freezer for 5 minutes.
3.  Add about a teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture to each of the hardened chocolate.
4.  Evenly distribute and pour the rest of the chocolate mixture onto the top of each dollop of peanut butter.
5.  Refrigerate until hardened and enjoy. Keep refrigerated.


  1. Reese's are my faaaaaavorite candy in the WORLD!!! And, I actually have some coconut oil somewhere... I need to use it! Can you taste it in this recipe very much?

  2. @ Allison- mine too!!! You can't taste the coconut oil AT ALL.

  3. These sounds SO good! They are going on my list of recipes to make!

  4. Healthy Coconut Oil Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is so yummy. It looking so yummy... I am so excited for that. Every thing looking awesome.

  5. Hi! These look and sound absolutely delicious. Two questions: 1. Did you use mini paper liners/grease the tin? Or perhaps they don't stick with the use of coconut oil... and 2. How many is this recipe supposed to make?
    Thanks! I can't wait to make these.

  6. Coconut oil isn't actually healthy! It is still a saturated fat. Canola oil is a much healthier choice so maybe try doing a substitution? 

  7. To Mich: CO is a very healthy oil, there is a lot of research to support that and that shoots down the common myth that all saturated fats are bad for you.


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