These Peanut Butter Cups Have a Crunchy Surprise Inside

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Chia seeds are tiny miracles. They’re rich in omega-3s, fiber, and protein, and when added to liquid, they help thicken everything from jam to pudding to smoothies. And in the case of these frozen peanut butter cups, chia seeds can also add a surprising crunch to an otherwise smooth dessert.

To get even distribution of filling in these cups, the author suggests letting your mixture of peanut butter, powdered sugar, and chia seeds chill in the fridge before assembly. This way, the mixture won’t be sticky, and rolling the filling into disks will be a breeze.

Once you’ve got your melted dark chocolate-coconut oil base poured into muffin liners, all you have to do is drop in a peanut butter disk and then cover with more chocolate.

A sprinkle of chopped peanuts and flaky salt on top gives these cups an extra crunch factor, and storing them in the freezer ensures a cooling treat whenever your sweet tooth strikes.

Get the Recipe: Frozen Chia Seed Peanut Butter Cups from Dolly and Oatmeal