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I Don’t Even like Peanut Butter

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There. I said it. I don’t even like peanut butter, or peanuts for that matter…. Unless they’re covered in chocolate. I’ll eat possibly anything covered in chocolate actually. However unfortunately while cocoa is a plant and plants have leaves, chocolate is not acceptable as salad. Boo. 

This is my solution: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – gym bunny style.

Took these in to my fabulous PT Jim (@JimInTheGym) with TrewHealth and all but one were gone by the time I finished my session.



These are super easy to make too, require no cooking and no sharp objects (unless you choose to use a stick blender) so are kiddie-helper friendly.

They are GLUTEN, SUGAR, DAIRY FREE. If you have peanut allergies you can sub the peanut butter for almond butter or homemade hazelnut butter (hazelnut version tastes amazing b-t-dubs).

I don’t have exact amounts but just go with what feels/tastes good to you.


ImageIn a bowl, mix equal parts coconut oil & peanut butter. You can use a stick blender or stick it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften the coconut oil.



Split mix into two bowls. 

Into one bowl add stevia to taste and a few heaped dessert spoons of desiccated coconut. Mix thoroughly.

Into the other bowl add 2-3 heaped dessert spoons of raw cacao (you can use cocoa but it is more processed and has fewer antioxidants) and stevia to taste.

ImageYou can totally tell I’m not a food photographer.

Mini cupcake tins are the best for this. You don’t need to use papers as the mix (being high in oil) won’t stick but I do anyway.

Spoon one of you mixtures into each pan, half filling them. 


Then, spoon your other mixture on top until the pans are full.


Top with some shredded coconut if you like and you’re good to go! Put them in the fridge for 1-2 hours to set then enjoy. Keep these in the fridge to stay firm.

ImageThere’s absolutely no excuse for picking up the junk food now is there? (at least until I hit you with a sugar & food colouring filled recipe next week).







About Olivia Wells

Miss Universe Australia 2013

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