There’s no shame in loving candy. It’s designed specifically to give your taste buds a rush of maximum flavor and super-sweet joy – and that’s just fun! But it can be a major goal-killer, especially if you’re trying to manage a healthy weight.
Having access to a diet-friendly candy alternative makes it easier to stay on track (and reward yourself at the same time).
Well. Just Wait Until You See This…
Today, we have a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup recipe inspired by the classic best-selling candy (did your mouth just start watering too?). This healthier alternative will delight your senses, keep you on track with your health goals, and make your 8-year-old self jump for joy. They’re perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, birthday parties, afternoon snacking, and so much more.
What’s the Secret Ingredient? Organifi Gold Chocolate.
Blended with ayurvedic herbs, medicinal mushrooms, and organic cocoa, this is a treat you can enjoy anytime and anywhere. It’s packed full of clinically studied adaptogens and superfood ingredients (but you’d never know that from the taste). Let’s take a look…
Superfood Ingredients in Gold Chocolate:
- Cocoa Powder
- Lemon Balm
- Turkey Tail Mushroom
- Reishi Mushroom
- Coconut Milk
- Acacia Fiber (prebiotic)
- Ceylon Cinnamon
- Organic Vanilla
- Black Pepper
- Monk Fruit
It may sound like a crazy combination, but the powerful taste of cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut, and monk fruit gives your taste buds exactly what they’re craving. Your body gets the benefits of all these potent superfoods, and you get a tasty chocolate treat. That is the very definition of a “Win-Win!”
4 Reasons to Love Gold Chocolate
#1 A Boost in Feel-Good Brain Chemicals
There are some really cool science-backed effects of chocolate on the brain, and research suggests that the cocoa flavonoids in dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more) could enhance your mood by boosting serotonin and anandamide (the “bliss” molecule).
These neurotransmitters have many functions, one of which is to make you feel happier. That’s why anandamide was named after the Sanskrit word “Ananda”, which means “bliss” or “joy”.
#2 Remarkably Low in Sugar
With only one gram of sugar, Gold Chocolate is obviously healthier than your regular go-to candy bar. Dentists and doctors alike love when you eat less sugar, and so does your body.
While other chocolate products on the market are overflowing with processed sugars and sweeteners, this one is not. That’s right, it’s totally possible to have the taste without the sugars.
#3 A Good Source of Antioxidants
Antioxidants can make your skin look better and even support your immune system. Gold Chocolate contains one of the highest-ranking antioxidant sources on the planet: the raw cacao bean. It has reportedly more antioxidants than kale, blueberries, and even goji berries.
Not all chocolate can do that, as high sugar content and processing can undermine the antioxidant value. That’s why we went straight to the source and back to the bean itself.
#4 Better Sleep = More Energy
Leveraging the anti-stress properties of adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms like Reishi and Turkey Tail, along with the soothing potential of Turmeric, this healthy chocolate alternative supports great rest and relaxation, along with adaptive energy management.
Simply put: If you rest better, you feel better. ‘Nuff said.
Now let’s get to the recipe!
Adaptogenic Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
This healthy candy alternative is as easy to make as it is delicious. You won’t believe how quickly you can put them together.
- 1 cup organic virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 cup Gold Chocolate
- 2 tsp real vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup raw peanut or almond butter
- Mix the first 3 ingredients in a saucepan over low heat.
- Pour 1 tbsp of mixture into the bottom of each muffin tin or cupcake liner.
- Freeze for 20 minutes.
- Top each with 1 tsp of raw peanut butter or almond butter.
- Pour the remaining chocolate sauce over the top of each peanut butter cup.
- Freeze until ready to eat.
- Enjoy and share with a friend or loved one!
Now THAT’S wellness made easy.