Last week I shared that I have had difficulty adjusting to Sunbutter, but that I am really trying to embrace it.
Well, today’s recipe is my first attempt to really try to love it, and I have to admit it was a great place to start. I mean how can you not like something once it is covered in chocolate. 🙂 I could get used to eating Sunbutter this way.
My daughter that has the peanut butter allergy really misses peanut butter cups and I can understand why. They really are so good. I used to make a homemade version of peanut butter cups that we loved. (And if you are gluten free, but can have peanuts, go make yourself some. They are a perfect gluten free treat.)
Because we loved the old recipe so much I decided to try replacing the peanut butter with SunButter. I figured it was an easy recipe to make and I would not be out much if we did not like it. Well, the did not liking it was not a problem. My family loved these.
My daughter with the peanut allergy was thrilled that I made them and that they turned out so well. After she tried them I really realized how much she misses peanut butter and how my not liking things like SunButter has been so wrong.
My not embracing something has made her life a little tougher and I am going to change that. Even if I don’t like SunButter, I need to start doing more with it. And like I said the other day, it may not be the same, but it is still a very good product.
Chocolate SunButter Cups
Chocolate Sunbutter Cups are a delicious homemade peanut butter free candy.
- 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped ( Be sure it is nut/peanut free safe)
- 1/2 cup creamy SunButter
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (or use chocolate chips) (And again be sure it is nut/peanut free safe chocolate)
- Line two 12-cup mini muffin pans with paper liners; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine white chocolate and SunButter. Microwave, until almost melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, place semisweet chocolate in another microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted, 2 to 3 minutes total.
- Dividing evenly, use a spoon to layer semisweet chocolate and SunButter mixture into liners, beginning and ending with chocolate. Place muffin pans in freezer or refrigerator until SunButter cups are firm, usually15- 30 minutes. Store in refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving. These are best at room temperature.
Thank you Lynn for posting this! I am gluten-free and peanut free. SunButter does take some time to get used to when you were a PB lover like me but it is a terrific product and I’m glad an alternative is available. Please keep it up with the SunButter, G-F recipes!
My family has been eating Sunbutter for over 6 years and love it. What brand do you use?
Sunbutter is what we have used. I know a lot of people don’t understand why we don’t really like it and I guess the best way to describe it is several in my family LOVE peanut butter. I bought about 5 lbs or more a month before our peanut allergy. We really enjoyed it and sunbutter tastes like sunflowers and although it tastes ok and I am thankful for it, it is not peanut butter and we really have had trouble adjusting to it.
What brand of white chocolate do you use? Ghirardelli and Nestlé may contain peanuts! 🙁
I have had a horrible time recently finding ones that are nut and peanut free. I used to be able to find ones that didn’t have the cross contamination issue. I wish one of the allergy friendly brands would come out with a white chocolate chip….I found some during the holidays at Target, but can’t remember the brand. When I went back to get them they were gone. The Guittard brand ones don’t have a warning on the label, so that is the brand I have been using, but they are hard to find in my area. https://www.guittard.com/our-chocolate/detail/choc-au-lait-baking-chips# I hope that helps! I can sympathize with you on the whole peanut nut issues. Finding chocolate, white chocolate, and candy in general is hard to find when you deal with peanut and tree nut allergies….