Daniel Lieberman, the author of “The story of the human body: Evolution, Health and Disease” and a biologist at Harvard University said that sugar is a deep and ancient craving.
Millions of years ago, the apes were surviving on a fruits that are sugar-rich. They later evolved and they began liking their fruits riper. Ripe fruits contain more sugar than unripe fruits and because of that, they supply more energy.
Reese’s butter cups were one of our favorite treats when we were growing up, but be advised that these treats are not healthy. In fact, they are very bad for your health, and you should not give them to your kids.
The ingredients that are used to make Reese’s butter cups are: milk chocolate (sugar, milk, cocoa butter, chocolate, milk fat, soy lecithin, no fat milk, PGPR), sugar dextrose, TBHQ, salt, citric acid and peanuts. 3 of these ingredients are very bad
- Soy lecithin
Around 93% of the soy in the US is genetically modified. Soy lecithin can cause extremely serious cerebral and behavioral abnormalities and it affects reproduction and fertility. According to the researchers, it can cause breast cancer cells and it can trigger their development.
PGPR (polyglycerol polyricinoleate) is used as an alternative for cocoa butter in order to spend less money in the production procedure. It comes from castor beans and it reduces the viscosity of the chocolate. According to some studies, it causes allergies and gastrointestinal problems in children.
TBHQ (tertiary butylhidroquinone) is very toxic and it is obtained from petroleum. It can cause vomiting, nausea, delirium, collapse and ringing in the ears. It can also damage the umbilical cells and it can severely damage the lungs. TBHQ causes restlessness, anxiety and it can also intensify ADHD symptoms in children.
How to make peanut butter cups at home
- ¼ cup of raw organic honey
- One cup of organic peanut butter
- 12 oz of organic dark chocolate
- ¼ teaspoon of organic salt
- 12 muffin tin liners
How to prepare the peanut butter cups:
- Trim the muffin cups in order to make them shallow
- Use steam to melt the dark chocolate. Be careful not to overcook it. 1-2 minutes will be enough
- Pour the chocolate into the muffin cups and then freeze them
- Combine the honey, salt and peanut butter in a bowl and then heat this mixture in a saucepan.
- Then, pour the peanut butter mixture into the frozen cups. Make sure that you leave room for another layer of chocolate.
- Put the cups in the fridge for about ten minutes and then flatten the peanut butter. After that, put them in the fridge for an additional hour.
- After an hour, the chocolate has become hard and you will need to rewarm it. When you do, add another layer over the cups and then put them back in your fridge.
Check out the vegan-friendly version of this recipe in the video below: