Peanut butter cups are a delicious treat – but unfortunately the kind you buy from the shop are packed full of sugar.

That’s why I love this recipe for healthy chocolate peanut butter cups, which taste just as good but without all the excess calories.

With a mix of dark chocolate, coconut oil and all natural peanut butter, they’re the perfect little treat when you’re craving something sweet.

You can also sprinkle them with a little bit of extra sea salt, which makes them taste even better!

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Here’s how you make healthy chocolate peanut butter cups:


  • 180 grams Dark Chocolate (at least 70% cacao, broken into pieces)
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 155 grams All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 gram Sea Salt

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Arrange paper baking cups on a plate or a small baking sheet. Set aside.

Step 2

Microwave the dark chocolate and the coconut oil in a large glass bowl at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Be careful not to overheat.

Step 3

Divide half of the melted chocolate between the paper baking cups. There should be a thin, even layer of chocolate in each baking cup. Freeze for 10 to 15 minutes until solid.

Step 4

Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the peanut butter, vanilla and salt. Stir until smooth.


Step 5

Divide the peanut butter between the baking cups by spooning the peanut butter into the centre of solid chocolate. Drizzle the remaining melted dark chocolate around and overtop the peanut butter.

Step 6

Return to the freezer for about 30 minutes or until solid. Enjoy!


Serving Size: One serving is 1 peanut butter cup.

Leftovers: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week or freeze for up to one month. Peanut Butter Cups will melt if stored at room temperature.

Nut-free? Use sunflower seed butter instead.

Additional toppings: Sprinkle the top of the peanut butter cups with coarse sea salt.

So there you have it – a simple recipe for healthy chocolate peanut butter cups that’ll hit the spot when the sugar cravings strike.

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