Pintester Movement – Paleo Fudge Cups

Yep, it’s that time again…the Pintester Movement. If you haven’t already, hop on over to Sonja’s blog to check out her take on all things pinteresty (that’s a word right?If not, it certainly should be…but I digress) I did the experiment last time and was all ready to do it again…until I forgot about it! Luckily Sonja is very thoughtful & sent a reminder email. WHich left me 2 days until the deadline (or possibly 3 with the time difference) and a busy weekend ahead. Which meant I had to scramble & do it this morning.

I brought up her page & immediately knew I was going to do the Paleo Fudge Cups. Who could resist a bowl of chocolatey goodness?? I say bowl because I was doubtful it would make it into the actual muffin tin to set! For those of you on the edge of your seats, it did make it…just!

With my usual ‘devil-may-care’ attitude, or aversion to being told what to do more like, I surged ahead with ingredients I had. My first hurdle…

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Guess who forgot to replace the jar of peanut butter???

Definitely not a half a cups worth in there! But never fear….

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Mixed nuts to the rescue…

A had a few almonds left in the pantry & managed to dig out a few more from this mix, added a little coconut & a splash of vegetable oil, and proceeded to blits the life out of them. Almond butter, yay. Exactly half a cups worth…it was a proud moment, interrupted by these two cuties…

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Master 2 pretending to be a dog & Master 4 taking him for a walk…

Hurdle number 2…

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RAW honey is recommended..this isn’t raw & I’m not a fan of honey anyway. Maple syrup is said not to mix well with coconut oil but is better tasting in my opinion.

I chose maple syrup. It’s the rebel within. Lets just say, it mixed just fine but honey may work much better, I don’t know. Oh, & I didn’t have raw cacao powder (never do) so used normal cocoa powder.

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A little grainy from the coconut….

The next hurdle…mini cupcake papers. I laughed so hard I just about fell off my chair…like  I would have something like that on hand!! So I went ahead & put them straight into the mini muffin tin, which ironically I DO have. Oh, and look at that, I forgot the vanilla! Geez, I’m hopeless sometimes!

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Just a little spillage…

I went with putting this into the freezer for 10min ‘coz patience is not my strongest asset, half an hour in the fridge just seemed far too long.

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Not as pretty as the original but they’ll do.

Now let’s be honest, they’re no Reeces Peanut Butter Cups, but they will do for a healthier alternative. I ate 3 & put the rest into the freezer for a later date. If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate I wouldn’t suggest this, but otherwise it’s pretty tasty.

I then reread Sonja’s post on the Pintester Movement & realised I could’ve chosen ANY pin on pinterest, not just one she had already tested! But it worked out anyway & no bakeware was harmed in the process.

*The Original Recipe as it appears on Modernhealthymom

Paleo Fudge Cups

1/2 c coconut oil, melted
1/2 c raw cacao powder (yes, you can just use cocoa if you must)
1/2 c peanut or almond butter
1/4 c raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 tsp pure vanilla

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14 thoughts on “Pintester Movement – Paleo Fudge Cups

  1. I am on the fence about these–I want to try them, but I’m not sure I’d like them. PALEO IS HARD! Oh well. Glad you enjoyed them! Isn’t the Pintester Movement fun? I did a spaghetti squash recipe for mine!

    • If you don’t like the bitterness of dark choc then you probably won’t like them (or add more sweetener?) ^ don’t forget the vanilla like I did, they are waaaaay nicer with vanilla (I made them again & they are yum)

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  3. I’ve had this one pinned for the longest time but am too much of a cheap bitch to risk my coconut oil. Thanks for testing it for me! Now I can try it out with much less risk.

  4. Oh I remember Paleo (I can’t stick with anything for long, so that’s why I “remember” it instead of “still do” it). First, I don’t care if your honey is raw–IT SAYS “SQUEEZE ME”! Second, making your own almond butter? Um, awesome much? Third, “raw cacao powder,” HAHAHAHAHAHA. Hershey’s is the way to go. Glad you didn’t harm any bakeware and these look good enough to make me actually kind of miss making paleo treats.

    • It does have a hint of coconut but I didn’t add alot of it to the mix…probably only a quarter cup. The original recipe didn’t call for coconut, it was just an add-in ‘coz I didn’t have enough nut butter. Chocolate is definitely the dominant flavour though. (And don’t worry, the only dumb question is the one NOT asked 😉 )

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