Copycat Keto Reese's
8 simple real-food ingredients. No gluten, dairy, grains, eggs, NO SUGAR or artificial ingredients. And full of FIBER from the coconut flour. Can the "real" Reese's say that? Nope!
Not only wholesome, but super easy. 5 minutes, no food processor or special equipmentneeded. Stir, melt, chill and you're on your way to guilt-free deliciousness.
PB is totally my best friend forever, lol. I could eat these low carb peanut butter cups every day for the rest of my life. I LOVE pb + chocolate! And even MORE when it's healthy!
Simple Healthy Ingredients for Keto Reese's
- Peanut Butter (use all natural, no oil or sugar added. Just peanuts and salt)
- Your Favorite Sweetener such as stevia or monkfruit drops or powdered monkfruit. See the post for alternatives.
- Coconut Flour to act as a natural thickener for the peanut butter filling. Almond flour should work, too but you may need a little more.
- Chocolate Coating - homemade per the recipe below with cacao and coconut oil, or melted sugar-free chocolate
- Vanilla and salt for maximum yum factor
To make them look like "real" Reese's:
There are two delicious ways to make your Reese's. If you want them to look like the real deal peanut butter cups, use a mini muffin tray with wrappers.
No wrappers? No worries! You can simply scoop the pb dough into balls and DIP it!
Make them big, make them small, make them long, make them tall. (Hello, Reese's EGGS! Yess!)
You can make these into mini cups, balls, bits, eggs, bars.. whatever your pb loving heart desires! Personally, I loved the 1 teaspoon size mini bites the best.
How to Make Chocolate Coating
Choice 1: You can use my homemade chocolate coating recipe below where you simply melt coconut oil and stir in cacao powder, sweetener, coconut milk and a little salt and vanilla.
Since coconut oil hardens when chilled, the coating will firm up in the fridge or freezer. Cacao butter is another yummy alternative to coconut oil, but it's less likely to be on hand.
Choice 2: if you want to skip a step, just use melted dark chocolate (sugar-free for Keto) plus a little coconut oil to help it along. The choice is yours 🙂
Low-Carb Sweetener Options
Don't forget to taste as you go! Adjust the flour and sweetener to your preferred texture and taste.
Need help? Comment below. I'm here to help!
To Make Paleo Reese's
Since peanuts are a legume and not for strict Paleo, it's a simple swap. Simply use another nut or seed butter.
I recommend sunflower seed butter or almond butter instead! Works great. (With almond, I love to add some almond extract, too. YUM!)
More Low-Carb Peanut Butter Recipes
If you LOVE peanut butter like I do, be sure to check out these recipes:
- Peanut Butter BARK
- Peanut Butter Balls
- Reese's Freezer Fudge
- Reese's Mousse
- Oh em GEE you've gotta try this REESE'S BLAST ICE CREAM!
Let's not wait any longer. On to the recipe! 🙂
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Healthy Reese's (Keto, Dairy-Free, Vegan)
To make the pb filling:
- Stir together all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl. Add just enough coconut flour that your dough holds together. Taste and adjust for sweetness, if needed.
- Scoop balls onto a parchment lined plate using a small cookie scoop or measuring spoon - 1 teaspoon to 1 Tbs, depending on how big you like.
- Optional: roll each ball in your hands to smooth out the surface. Refrigerate or freeze while you prepare the chocolate.
To make the chocolate:
- Melt coconut oil in a small bowl. (About 30 seconds in the microwave.) Stir in the remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust if needed. *OR use 1 bar of melted dark chocolate + 2 teaspoon coconut oil.
- Dip each ball in the bowl of melted chocolate and turn to coat thoroughly. Use a fork to remove from bowl. Set back on parchment.
- Freeze for about 30 minutes, until chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!
Approximate macros are calculated using proprietary software and are given as a courtesy and estimate. Your results may vary. I recommend using your own calculations.