These Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts are like your favorite peanut butter cup candy, but shaped into a heart! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, or anytime you want a cute and fun peanut butter treat to share with the people you love. They’re gluten-free and vegan.
- Make the peanut butter mixture: In a small mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, coconut flour, maple syrup, and salt. Mix until smooth, and add more coconut flour as needed to make it a smooth, thick dough. You can also taste and add more maple syrup if you want it sweeter. It needs to be firm enough that you can dip in the chocolate without it falling apart.
- Shape your hearts: I like to do this by making two small balls of dough, rolling them into little log shapes, and then pressing them together to form the heart. You can make them as big or as small as you’d like. Place on a parchment-lined plate or baking sheet.
- Freeze the hearts: To prepare them for dipping, place your hearts in the freezer to firm up for at least 10 to 15 minutes. This will make dipping in the chocolate way easier!
- Melt the chocolate: while the hearts freeze, melt the chocolate with the coconut oil over the stove over low heat, or in the microwave. Once melted, place in a small bowl that’s deep enough for easy dipping.
- Dip: using the parchment-lined plate or baking sheet, dip your hearts into the chocolate, letting any excess drip off before placing it on the sheet. I like to use a dipping tool (I use the three-prong one in this set) to help make this process easier, less messy, and more efficient. You could also use a fork.
- Garnish, refrigerate, and enjoy! I kept these plain, but you could garnish as desired. Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm and devour.
- Store in the refrigerator or freezer to keep the chocolate firm.
Keywords: peanut butter cups, peanut butter hearts, reese's hearts