Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cups You Can Feed Your Family for Breakfast

This is how I begin every day:

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And also this…

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They all go together for me now. I begin each day (if at all possible) with time in my chair with my Bible, my coffee, and a Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bomb.

Can you think of a better way to start the day? I think not.

I think the coffee and Bible are obvious, but you might be wondering – a Fat Bomb? For breakfast?

Absolutely, yes. I’ve gone from avoiding fat at all costs (in my teen and young adult years) to eating as much good fat as possible. In fact, I’ve discovered that the more good fat I eat, the better I feel. When I start my day with a Fat Bomb, I start my day with energy and a clear brain that actually functions.

I usually eat another Fat Bomb mid-afternoon, and sometimes at night before bed. I need the fat. You probably do too. Healthy fat is so very good for our bodies and minds.

Well, that’s my Fat Bomb story (thank you for asking), but what about everyone else in my family?

My husband eats a Fat Bomb here and there, loving them as much as I do (though he can eat most anything he wants without feeling crummy, so he doesn’t seem to crave these or need them like his fat-seeking wife). And our boys? Well, they just don’t like stevia-sweetened food. It’s okay. I probably wouldn’t have either when I was their age.

But here’s the thing: These sons of mine are growing to be enormous man-sized people. If I don’t have eggs and/or some kind of meat on the table every morning for breakfast, they pleasantly ask, “Is there something we can eat with protein?”

Yep, gone are the days they would eat a muffin and fruit and be fine for a few hours. These men need their meat. {mmm…bacon}

Thus, I have been playing with my Fat Bomb recipe to see if I can make them more palatable for my kids, which offers them protein and fat in the morning but keeps us from eating too many pigs (there’s no other way to say this).

Now, my youngest won’t touch these Fat Bombs because they have peanut butter in them. (He’s slightly allergic, but mostly, he can’t stand the taste.) But my other boys love these and as my 17-year old said, “Why would I ever need a regular peanut butter cup with all the sugar? These are phenomenal!”

So I now present to you a slightly altered Fat Bomb, sweetened perfectly with honey, and a fantastic choice for breakfast or a filling snack. What a great way to start the day! (For the record, I’m sticking with the stevia-sweetened Fat Bombs.)

Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cups

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Peanut Butter Cups You Can Feed Your Family for Breakfast
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut oil (I use expeller pressed so the coconut flavor didn't overpower.)
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 2-3 Tablespoons honey
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, heat and stir together coconut oil, cocoa powder, butter, honey, and peanut butter.
  2. Pour into 12 muffin lined muffin tins. (I prefer silicone liners for these.)
  3. Freeze for 20 minutes or refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Store in fridge and eat as needed.

These Silicone Muffin Liners are a rock star for this recipe.

Have you tried the Fat Bombs? Are you a stevia lover or a stevia hater? Think you might prefer these sweetened with honey?

Comments

  1. Amie says

    This I would definitely try. I’m allergic to stevia. Thanks so much!

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    Laura Reply:

    I think you’ll love them!

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  2. Jill says

    I am slightly addicted to the naughty peanut butter cups that come in the orange package. I put them in the freezer and eat them frozen as a treat.

    Laura, have you tried freezing your fat bombs? I love the idea of enjoying a healthier peanut butter cup – in a deliciously frozen state.

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, it works great! In fact, the colder the better on these as lukewarm fat bombs are not the bomb. ;)

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  3. Molly says

    I think I need to make this today after I come home from swimming. It’s warm out, so I want to swim as my workout! (The pool is indoor and open year round, but it’s much less appealing in the winter.)

    I have a trader joe’s peanut butter with chia and flax that I’ll try – my mom gave it to me, and it’s very wholesome.

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    Molly Reply:

    Oh my, oh my – these are fantastic! I didn’t even wait until this afternoon – I made them as part of my lunch, one just finished freezing, and oh my! SO DELICIOUS! (I don’t like stevia, so this is a wonderful option. Nom nom nom.)

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    Laura Reply:

    YAY!!!! Now we can eat these “together” every day!!

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    Molly Reply:

    So today I made another batch (because my husband ate yesterday’s, and really, who can blame him), but I put the melted mixture on a rice cake as a snack instead of waiting for it it to cool. It’s like nutella, but safe for me to eat! (I’m allergic to soy.)

    Laura Reply:

    Ooh wow. A really fun idea (with a crunch)!

  4. Nicole says

    These look super yummy but I have never had coconut oil and we dont have any. Can I use olive oil or anything else?

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    Laura Reply:

    I’m not sure a liquid oil will hold up as well in these, though olive oil does thicken when refrigerated so it’s worth a try!

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  5. Melissa says

    These fat bombs keep me alive! Seriously, I have to have them!

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    Laura Reply:

    I hear ya! I don’t know what I ever did without them!

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  6. says

    Wow! I made the stevia version yesterday and they really hit the spot. Frozen or refrigerated is a must as they turned out too mushy at room temp. If you can eat fruit, this yummy treat is even better with apple slices or a half banana on the side as a mid-morning or afternoon snack to make it through until the next meal. Thanks for this recipe!

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  7. Kayla says

    Oh my goodness Laura. I made these today and I am having a difficult time not eating the whole batch at once. So good and creamy. What a fabulous recipe. Will be my staple sweet treat from now on. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Erika says

    Do you line the liners with chocolate before? It looks like in the picture there is a chocolate shell to the peanut butter filling…

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    Laura Reply:

    No, the mixture separates a little bit as it cools. Looks impressive though, right? :)

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  9. Anna says

    These are delicious! I put some of them in little silicone candy molds to make them more kid size and my two year old kept asking for them all day! Time for another batch : ). I was wondering though, if all I have is conventional (not grass-fed) butter would it be healthier to just use more coconut oil instead, or would that not work as well?

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    Laura Reply:

    I have made them with no butter and subbed in extra coconut oil, and it works but they are not as soft. I just use conventional butter and am okay with that. :)

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