Peanut Butter Lean Cups

I’m not only just an oatmeal lover, but I’m also a huge fan of sweets.

Generally, I love anything chocolate but when it’s combined with peanut butter I’m in heaven.

Not only does MyOatmeal.com offer oatmeal, but they also carry PB Lean. PB Lean is a dehydrated peanut butter powder that has 85% less calories from fat. If you have ever heard of PB2, it’s basically just that but way better because you get to customize it yourself. You pick the type of peanut (light or dark roasted), flavor (pumpkin spice, cake batter, hazelnut are to name a few), add-ins (fruit, nuts, seeds), protein (whey, rice or pea) and sweetener (white cane, brown cane, sucralose, monk fruit, or organic cane juice). Depending on the type of add-ins you choose, the serving size of two tablespoons (or 14 g) is 65 kcal, 8 g carbs, and only 2 g of fat. The protein may vary depending if you add any extra in, but generally it is about 4 g without any added in.

Pumpkin Spice Flavored PB Lean | Myoatmeal.com

I’m always looking for something sweet to grab after dinner, and so I love to make my own home-made peanut butter cups. They are super simple to make, and you only need a few ingredients to make these! They are way healthier than real Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and are easy to adjust to make to your liking. I follow a vegan diet, so these protein peanut butter cups contain no dairy products, but you could easily use your own milk or protein powder if desired.

Peanut Butter Lean Cups

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Chocolate Layer Ingredients:

  • 1.5 tbsp. Spiru-tein Protein Powder (Chocolate or Cookie n’ Cream flavor, or sub your own protein powder)
  • 2 tbsp. sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 5 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk (or sub your milk of choice)

Peanut Butter Layer Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. MyOatmeal PB Lean (I used cake batter, but you could use any type)
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • sweetener (optional)

Other Ingredients:

  • 4 silicone mini cupcake liners

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix all your ingredients together for your chocolate layer until it reaches pudding-like consistency. Spoon your batter into at least four silicone mini-cupcake liners, and spread evenly. Place in the freezer for at least 10 minutes to harden.
  2. While your chocolate layer is freezing, mix together your ingredients for your peanut butter. Make sure your peanut butter mixture resembles a smooth peanut butter consistency. Once your chocolate layer is hardened, pour your peanut butter layer on top of each cup evenly so the chocolate layer is covered. Place in the freezer for at least an hour, or until you are ready to enjoy.

Macros:

  • Calories: 45 kcal
  • Carbs: 7 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Fat: 1 g

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