Who knew a nutritious dessert could say more than sweet nothings to your loved ones? Our Chocolate Peanut Butter and Strawberry Chia Jam Cups are a delicious way to tell someone you care. These heart-shaped cups will satisfy any sweet tooth on Valentine’s Day or any special occasion. Vegan peanut butter cups not only have a decadent flavor, but they are also packed with solid nutrition. We love combining the gift of health and happiness!
These chocolate goodies are filled with healthy ingredients such as strawberries, chia seeds, and dark cacao. The cacao in this recipe is rich in magnesium, calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, and antioxidants. Some studies have even shown a correlation between cacao and a decreased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. Remember, moderation is key when consuming chocolate and too much of a good thing is not always healthful. Our pre-portioned cups are a perfectly nutritious way to give the gift of love!
Chia seeds are a greta source of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids! World of Chia uses chia seeds instead of pectin to thicken the texture of their product. With 4 simple ingredients, strawberries, organic agave nectar, organic chia seeds and lime juice, this chia jam is great for peanut butter sandwiches, spread on crackers, mixed in with yogurt and so much more!
This decadent desert is so easy to prepare. For added convenience, the strawberry chia jam can be prepped in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If frozen, the jam should be thawed in the fridge before using. If you don’t have time to make the strawberry chia jam, you can mix 2 teaspoons of chia seeds into 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of store-bought strawberry jam. A small amount of work to show a big amount of love!
In a mixing bowl, combine the melted cacao baking chips, peanut butter, and coconut oil and mix until well combined. Set aside.
Use a mini muffin pan or heart shaped silicone pan to place the batter into. Fill 2.5 teaspoons of the chocolate mixture in the cup holder and transfer pan to the freezer until chocolate is set (about 10 minutes). Add 1 teaspoon of the strawberry chia jam mixture on top and place in the freezer for 10 minutes until it is set. Spoon 2.5 teaspoons of the chocolate mixture on top of the strawberry chia jam and freeze for 30 minutes until set. If desired, you can also leave them in the freezer overnight. Remove chocolate peanut butter chia cups from the pan and serve immediately.
Serving size: 1 cup, Calories: 215 calories, Fat: 14.5 grams, Saturated fat: 7 grams, Carbohydrates: 17 grams, Sugar: 10 grams, Sodium: 13 milligrams, Fiber: 4.5 grams, Protein: 4 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
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