Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Cups

This is a healthier version of my all-time favorite chocolate is so good, I have to fight my own kids for the last piece!

Ever thought about combining the wholesomeness of sweet potatoes with the creamy goodness of peanut butter in a dessert? If not, then you're in for a delightful surprise! Presenting the Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Cups - a dessert that is as delicious as it is unique. These cups are smooth, creamy, and oh-so-delicious. They will not only satiate your sweet cravings but will also provide a nutritional boost.


What makes this dessert so special is its simple yet interesting combination of ingredients. Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 bar of Ghirardelli 86% dark chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla

The sweet potatoes are the star of this dish, bringing in their natural sweetness and distinct flavor. The semisweet and dark chocolates add a rich depth to the taste while the peanut butter taste and vanilla provide a nutty and aromatic essence. The peanut butter powder adds all the flavor and half the calories!

How to Make It

Now let's get down to the exciting part - making these sweet potato peanut butter cups! The process is really simple and straightforward:

  1. Pierce and wrap the sweet potatoes in a paper towel and microwave them for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Mash the cooled sweet potatoes. Mix in the vanilla & peanut butter powder. If the mixture is sticking to your hands, add more powder one tablespoon at a time.
  3. Microwave the chocolates 30 seconds at a time and stir. Repeat this until the chocolate has completely melted.
  4. Pour 2 teaspoons of the cooled, melted chocolate into a mold. Wait for 5 minutes. Add the sweet potato and peanut butter mix on top, then pour more chocolate over the tops.

*I used a mini cupcake nonstick mold and was able to make 20 cups.

And there you have it - Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Cups! This dessert is perfect for any occasion and is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults. Plus, it's a great way to sneak in some veggies into your diet in a fun and delicious way. Enjoy!

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