These healthy peanut butter cups are made with only 5 ingredients, taste like Reese's peanut butter cups, and are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, keto, and low on sugar.
These are super healthy treats that you can snack on when you crave a delicious dessert. All you need is a few simple ingredients to create these DIY homemade healthier peanut butter cups.
These are perfect when you need something sweet after a meal but don't want to spike your levels of sugar and it's important for you to eat clean.
My favorite part about this recipe except its absolutely delicious, is that this whole recipe comes together in under an hour!
Why this recipe works
- Ease- these peanut butter cups are surprisingly super easy to make! All you need is a muffin pan and mixing bowls,
- Simple- this recipe uses super simple ingredients that you can find in any grocery store.
- Quick dessert- this is great to grab from the fridge or freezer when you crave something sweet after lunch or dinner!
- No bake- this is a no-bake dessert that tastes amazing. So there is no need to turn on the oven for this.
- Healthy- a healthy dessert that is vegan, keto, low sugar, gluten-free and dairy-free!
To make this recipe, you will need 5 simple ingredients. Before you start to make this recipe, measure and prepare your ingredients so the cooking process will go smoothly and easily.
Full measurements are in the recipe card below.
Dark chocolate- use your favorite kind of dark chocolate. we recommend using the highest quality dark chocolate that you can afford.
Peanut butter- use natural peanut butter for this recipe. natural peanut butter is healthy and filled with healthy fats and protein.
Almond flour- we used almond flour in this recipe, but you can use oat flour or coconut flour. We used store-bought almond flour. The package should say “almond flour” or “fine almond meal”.
Sea salt- topping these is completely optional but we highly recommend it. It gives a pinch of saltiness and balances the sweetness perfectly. you don't have to put in a lot.
Line a cupcake or muffin tin with paper liners. Melt the dark chocolate using the microwave on a bain Marie.
Add about 1 tablespoon of dark chocolate to each liner and spread it on the sides of the liners to create a small wall for the peanut butter filling.
Remove the cupcake tins from the freezer and add 1 teaspoon of the peanut butter filling on top of the chocolate.
Melt more chocolate and top each peanut butter cup with melted chocolate until it covers the peanut butter filling.
Place the tins in the freezer to firm up for about 10 more minutes, remove from the pan, and top with sea salt. Enjoy!
Yes! These are filled with healthy ingredients that are mostly unprocessed like almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, and dark chocolate that are good for you!
This is a tasty alternative to the unhealthy processed peanut butter cups that you can find in the stores.
There are a few ways to melt chocolate. We like to use the microwave. If you will use the microwave, you will have to be careful that the chocolate won’t burn. Before I knew how to melt chocolate in the microwave, I burned it a few times and I didn’t understand what happened.
Simply microwave your chocolate in small bursts. Really small bursts 10-20 seconds each time. Stir the chocolate in between every burst until the chocolate is nice and melted.
Store-bought Reeses peanut butter cups are not healthy, but this variation of healthy homemade peanut butter cups is a healthy snack to have when you are craving something sweet and delicious.
Store these in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week or stored in the freezer for up to 3 months stored in a freezer-friendly airtight container.
To freeze these, place them in a freezer-friendly airtight container for up to 3 months. We like using a zip-lock bag to store these in the freezer.
Thaw in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for a few hours.
Protein powder- You can add protein powder instead of almond flour to add extra protein to any of your favorite flavors!
Add-ins- add your favorite add-ins to the chocolate mixture for an added crunch or flavor like chopped nuts, shredded coconut, chopped dried fruit, etc.
Double filling- if you love the filling more than the chocolate part, add double the filling for double-stuffed peanut butter cups.
More healthy recipes to try
Healthy Breakfast Muffins- These healthy breakfast muffins are loaded with good-for-you ingredients and are a perfect way to start the day.
Protein Overnight Oats- This healthy protein overnight oats are a healthy and delicious plant-based breakfast that is perfect for meal prepping!
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Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- ½ cups Peanut butter Natural
- 1 ½ tablespoon Almond flour
- 2 tablespoon Maple syrup
- 230 g Dark chocolate
- ½ teaspoon Sea salt
- Line a cupcake or muffin tin with paper liners.
- Melt the dark chocolate using the microwave on a ben marine.
- Add about 1 tablespoon of the dark chocolate in each liner and spread it on the sides of the liners to create a small wall for the peanut butter filling.
- Place the cupcake tins into the freezer for about 10 minutes to firm up.
- Make the peanut butter filling, in a small mixing bowl, add the natural peanut butter, maple syrup, almond flour, and a pinch of salt. Mix until well combined.
- Remove the cupcake tins from the freezer and add 1 teaspoon of the peanut butter filling on top of the chocolate.
- Melt more chocolate and top each peanut butter cup with melted chocolate until it covers the peanut butter filling.
- Place the tins in the freezer to firm up for about 10 more minutes, remove from the pan, and top with sea salt. Enjoy!