Paleo Recipes for Modern Day Cavemen

Peanut Butter Jelly Cups

It’s peanut butter jelly time! Where ya at? Where ya at? Where ya at? Where ya at?

So as you may already know (which I didn’t until 2010), peanuts are not actually nuts. They’re legumes. And we all know what paleo eaters think about legumes. (As Borat would say – nish nish.)  This is my version of a primal peanut butter and jelly bite sized snack.  Although there is no baseball bat, I think Borat would definitely give this a paleo approved Ach-Ya!

Makes 12 mini-cups
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup walnut flour
4 dates (pitted)
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
3 tablespoons dried mulberries
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

To make the crust, put the almond flour, walnut flour and 2 pitted dates in a blender. After a minute, the mixture should look like the texture of a graham cracker crust.  Get a 12 cup nonstick mini-muffin pan and line each with the crust about 1/8 inch thick. (I use the rubber mini-muffin pans so that I can pop them out easily with the flexible molds.) Make sure to line each cup and leave the center hollow to make room for the ‘jelly’.  Place in oven for 5 minutes and then take out to let cool.

To make the jelly, blend the strawberries, blueberries, 2 pitted dates, dried mulberries and egg in a blender. (I prefer this fruit mixture but feel free to experiment with more strawberries, less blueberries, etc.  Heck – you can even go crazy and add a different fruit if you want to get a little wild.)  Once all of the ingredients are fully mixed, spoon the mixture into the cooled crusts.  Bake for 10 minutes and then remove from oven and let the cups cool.  Serve at room temperature.

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7 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Jelly Cups

  1. olga on said:

    This looks awesome!

  2. My favorite post thus far (which is saying a lot because I am loving this blog). These would make great snacks for kids when they came home from school, don’t you think?

  3. Dear Yinh,
    I am so excited about your recipes. I am trying to convert my family and this should make it alot easier. I am having difficulty finding dried mulberries. Where do you get yours? Thanks so much!


    • Hi Linae,

      There’s a natural foods store near me that sells dried mulberries. But it’s quite easy to get and I’m sure you can get it at Whole Foods or Trader joe’s. They’re so good and no added sugars – although this recipe is okay without the dried mulberries. I just like trying new ingredients. Let me know if you try it!

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  5. Anne Harvey on said:

    These look awesome but mine look nothing like this….. 😦
    Did you use muffin tin liners? I didn’t and I can’t get them out. They also didnt really bake – they seem very crumbly. Help!

    • Hi Anne,

      Thanks for the post! I use the rubber mini-muffin pans so no liners are necessary. But if you use the metal pans, I’d definitely recommend the paper mini-muffin/cupcake liners so you can take them out without crumbling the mold. Let me know if you have more questions! I haven’t made these in awhile but will try to make again soon to see if I can strengthen the recipe!

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