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If you love chocolate and zero-waste cooking but don’t trust yourself around large quantities of delicious food, then this is the recipe for you, my friend! That’s me in a nutshell, really, hence why I came up with this yummy single-serve peanut butter chocolate cup!

Perhaps the best selling point of all here is that it’s super easy to make and will be ready in only 10 minutes. Hurrah! Since getting into minimalism, I’ve really steered away from complicated recipes (not that I ever made a whole lot of fancy food, but still), as I often find that all the effort that goes into them is not worth it in the end. Sometimes I’ll get enthused by a recipe but then get turned off by the number, price or availability of ingredients required, so it’s always great to find recipes that require few ingredients, and ingredients which are affordable, easy to source and that I will actually use later, too. This recipe ticks all those boxes! All the ingredients here – cacao powder, natural peanut butter, coconut oil, rice malt syrup and vanilla – are ones I always have on hand so I know I won’t need to spend a whole lot of time or money if I need a chocolate fix ASAP.

Plus, this recipe is completely zero-waste, as you won’t need anything disposable to make it, and it’s single-serve so you’ll only make what you need (not that it would be possible to let something so delicious to go to waste, but you get the idea!).


Just look at that melty deliciousness!


You can either use a large silicon mould (the kind used in 12-hole muffin trays) or a smaller mould (the kind used in 24-hole muffin trays); both work perfectly. It all depends on what kind of thickness you prefer, as well as what you have on hand.

Now, on to the recipe!



  • 1 tsp raw cacao powder
  • ¾ tsp natural smooth peanut butter (ie. no added salt, sugar or oil)
  • ¾ tsp coconut oil, melted if the weather is cold
  • ¾ tsp rice malt syrup (could sub with other thick liquid sweetener such as honey etc.)
  • Few drops of vanilla essence


Mix all ingredients thoroughly with a teaspoon in a small bowl. Transfer the mixture into a silicone baking cup and smooth the top with a spoon. Place in the freezer for approximately 10 minutes, or until solid. To serve, gently ply from silicone. Store in the fridge or freezer if not serving immediately, as the mixture will begin to soften at room temperature.



Lisa x


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