Ok, I took some inspiration from Chocolate Covered Katie on this one. After spending 10 minutes three hours on her Pinterest and website, I combined a couple recipes, nixed some ingredients, added some others and came up with a recipe that I’m proud of.
One layer comes from her Chocolate fudge recipe.
Another from her Butterfingers recipe.
The last layer I made up…so I think of this as a collaboration that she doesn’t know about. Kudos girl and thanks for the inspiration. Go check out her website for amazingly easy sweets and treats. My tummy thanks her.
Ok, now I’ll talk about myself and how I wanted to eat all the things and use up some stuff in my pantry. Things I always have:
Random candy and chocolate
Things I need to use up:
Coconut butter that’s been sitting in my pantry for 6 months
Reese’s Pieces for the same reason
Maple syrup need to finish one lower quality bottle before I can bust open the good stuff
Rather than use one ingredient for one of CCKs recipes, why not combine a couple and then add my own special touch?
These triple layer cups hit me in all the right places. Peanut butter, candy, chocolate. All sounding yummy to my sugar addicted palate.
Side note: let me talk about sugar addiction for a second.
Yes, I believe it can be taken to an unhealthy level. Yes it is similar to cocaine in the body. Yes, I should reign myself in occasionally. However, listening to a podcast about intermittent fasting and cutting out sugar kind of made me sad. Any diet that says fruit is a bad thing is nuts. Fruit may have sugar, but it also has so many vitamins and minerals that are so good for the body, the sugar is a worthy concession. Just my opinion.
Alright so back to the dessert cups. There is sugar and no way to avoid it. Why would you want to? Be mindful, enjoy the treat and move on. Sometimes the greatest benefit from food is the emotional and social benefit. These triple layer delicacies will certainly deliver that!
Peanut Butter Fudge Triple Layer Cups
1/2 cup coconut butter
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup cocoa
2 T maple syrup
1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces crushed
Put all ingredients except the Reese’s into a food processor and blend until smooth. Stir in the Pieces. Spread evenly into 9 muffin cups. Put in freezer to harden while you make the second layer.
1/4 cup honey
1 T molasses
3 T brown sugar
1 cup crunch peanut butter
1 1/2 cups corn flakes
In a pot over medium heat, melt together the honey, molasses, sugar and peanut butter. Once combined, remove from heat and stir in cornflakes. Coat evenly. Pour evenly over the fudge layer and store in the fridge while you make the last layer.
3-4 random chocolate candy bars or 2/3 cup chocolate chips
1 T coconut oil
Melt chocolate and coconut oil over LOW heat stirring frequently. Once melted, remove from heat and pour over cornflake layer. I covered half of mine with chocolate and then frosted the other half. This layer is optional….but good if you want a true ‘triple layer’ cup.
Store in the fridge until hardened.
What is one ingredient you always need to use up?
Have you ever combined a couple recipe So? What were the results?