Klean Peanut Butter Cups

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Klean Peanut Butter Cups

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

A chocolate-peanut butter cup with 75% more protein than two store-bought mini peanut butter cups. This is a serious indulgence that will banish even the toughest cravings now and for some time after your salivary glands settle down. Pair with a glass of milk to fortify your body with additional protein, calcium, potassium, vitamin D and riboflavin.

YIELD: 12 servings


Mixing the Dry Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup low sodium garbanzo beans/chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or nut butter of your choice
  • ½ cup Klean Isolate™ Whey Protein


  • ½ cup semi-sweet or special dark chocolate, melted


  1. Spray one 12-cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor or blender, mix all your ingredients together until blended. The batter should be thick, but may need a touch of extra milk to blend the ingredients properly. Only add a bit of milk at a time.
  3. Scoop the batter evenly into the 12 greased muffin tins.
  4. Topping: Melt ½ cup of chocolate chips in the microwave. Cook for 1 minute, stir, cook 1 minute, stir. Once the chocolate is liquefied, spoon just enough on top of each peanut butter cup to cover the top completely with chocolate.
  5. Place your peanut butter cups in the freezer for 60 minutes or until solid.

Storage Instructions:  Eat immediately or store in an air-tight container in the freezer for a couple of weeks.

Nutrient Content per Slice: Calories: 74; Carbs: 6 grams; Fiber: 1 grams; Protein: 5 grams; Fats: 4 grams; Calcium: 2% Daily Value (DV); Potassium: 2% DV; Magnesium: 5% DV; Iron: 2% DV; Thiamin: 10% DV.


Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD, is the founder of Simply Simple Health (SSH) and author of The Everything Anti-Inflammation Diet Book. SSH creates and administers nutrition, fitness and health education programs for athletes, educators, coaches and sports teams at schools and colleges throughout the Boston area. Its programming includes individual and group sports nutrition counseling, as well as sport-specific personal training. SSH also contributes to numerous academic textbooks and magazines.

Karlyn has a dual Master’s degree in nutrition and exercise physiology from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Colgate University, with a minor in economics. She is a registered dietitian (RD) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a certified specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and a licensed dietitian nutritionist (LDN) in the state of Massachusetts. She is currently a faculty member in the Nutrition and Biology Departments at Simmons College in Boston, where she teaches sports nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, exercise physiology, anatomy and physiology, general biology, and numerous other courses.

*Our medical experts have been retained as consultants in advising Klean Athlete. They are compensated for this service.


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