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Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy peanut butter cups made with just 5 real-food ingredients. These peanut butter cups are truly irresistible and the best on the internet!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 15 minutes
Fat 13 Carbs 8 Protein 4
Yield 12 1x


Bottom Layer (chocolate)

Top Layer (peanut butter)

  • 1/3 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Himalayan sea salt


  1. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and then spray with coconut oil cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir all ingredients for the bottom layer (chocolate) together until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In another medium bowl, stir all ingredients for the top layer (peanut butter) together until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Scoop a heaping 1/2 tablespoon of the chocolate layer into each muffin cup. Repeat until you’ve filled 12 cups. Then, pick up the entire muffin tin and shake/tap it until the layer is set evenly.
  5. Repeat the same thing with the peanut butter layer, adding around a heaping 1/2 tablespoon on top of the chocolate layer. Pick up the entire muffin tin one more time and shake/tap it until your cups are even.
  6. Finally, sprinkle each cup with some Himalayan sea salt.
  7. Place the muffin tin in the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm. Enjoy!
  8. Store healthy peanut butter cups in the freezer to enjoy for later.

Tips & Notes

  • Make sure you are using an all natural, drippy peanut butter for this recipe. We recommend Smuckers All Natural, Trader Joe’s All Natural, or Fresh Thyme All Natural.
  • Store healthy peanut butter cups in the freezer to enjoy for later.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Calories: 157 Sugar: 5 Fat: 13 Saturated Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 8 Fiber: 1 Protein: 4
Author: Lee HershCategory: DessertMethod: No BakeCuisine: AmericanDiet: Vegan

Keywords: Peanut Butter Cups, healthy peanut butter cups

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