Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


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If you love peanut butter cups, you'll love this recipe for Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups! All the goodness of chocolate and peanut butter, but made without sugar.

If you love chocolate and peanut butter, try my Vegan Dark Chocolate Mini Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Balls, or Eggless Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding.

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Peanut butter cups were always one of my favorite Halloween treats as a kid. And even more so now that I am adult, I actually eat them year-round because they are an easy candy to make at home! I like to stock our freezer with my Vegan Dark Chocolate Mini Peanut Butter Cups for when I want a small sweet treat.

But, if you're looking for Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with no sugar, then this recipe is it! I use coconut oil in the filling (instead of butter). I also use maple syrup in place of sugar in the filling. So, in my book, these are a the healthiest Halloween candy that is also so delicious!

Even though I am labeling this the healthiest Halloween candy, it is so good that if you didn’t tell people, these were a healthy version, they wouldn’t even know! This easy recipe only has 6 simple ingredients. It’s time to indulge this Halloween season with this recipe for Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Healthier Option: This is a healthier option for peanut butter cups as there's no sugar, just maple syrup. Plus, this recipe is made with organic ingredients so you can feel good about indulging!

Nostalgic: Peanut butter cups are incredibly nostalgic and these will definitely take you down memory lane!

Easy: I love this recipe because it's so easy! This just requires 6 ingredients and it comes together in under 30 minutes.

healthy peanut butter cups

Ingredients

Mama Ganache Organic Milk Chocolate

Costco Kirkland Organic Coconut Oil

Costco Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter

Organic Maple Syrup

Organic Roasted & Salted Peanuts

healthy peanut butter cups

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

Cupcake Pans

Heatproof Mixing Bowl

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

To make the chocolate coating: In a large bowl, add the milk chocolate and coconut oil into a heatproof bowl. Using a double boiler, heat until melted. Remove from heat. (Alternatively, microwave in a microwave safe bowl for 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval).

Step 2

Fill the cupcake liners one-third full with chocolate. Place the tray in the freezer.

Step 3

To make the filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the peanut butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Mix on low to combine.

Step 4

Remove the cupcake pan from the freezer. Spoon the peanut butter filling into the cups and spread to the sides.

Step 5

Top with the chocolate until full. Top with chopped peanuts and flaky sea salt (optional). Place back in the freezer to harden, for at least 30 minutes. Transfer to the fridge.

healthy peanut butter cups

FAQ's

Can I make these Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups mini?

Yes, if you prefer to make these into a mini version, you can do that. It will make 24 minis and you can use a mini cupcake pan, and mini cupcake liners. Just use the same ratios of chocolate to filling! I just prefer to make these big, as they are healthier, right!

Do peanut butter cups need to be refrigerated?

These do not have to be refrigerated, but it’s best if they are stored in the fridge if you aren’t eating them. Chocolate, and especially homemade chocolate will always stay better in the fridge. Just remove them for 10 or so minutes before you want to eat one!

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Mimi Council
This simple recipe for Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups only uses 6 ingredients! Indulge in everyone's favorite sweet combo, but with less sugar.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 12 cups
Calories 418 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Chocolate Coating

  • 454 grams milk chocolate chunks
  • 28 grams coconut oil

Filling

Topping

Instructions
 

  • To make the chocolate coating: In a large bowl, add the milk chocolate and coconut oil into a heatproof bowl. Using a double boiler, heat until melted. Remove from heat. (Alternatively, microwave in a microwave safe bowl for 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval).
  • Fill the cupcake liners one-third full with chocolate. Place the tray in the freezer.
  • To make the filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the peanut butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Mix on low to combine.
  • Remove the cupcake pan from the freezer. Spoon the peanut butter filling into the cups and spread to the sides.
  • Top with the chocolate until full. Top with chopped peanuts and flaky sea salt (optional).
  • Place back in the freezer to harden, for at least 30 minutes. Transfer to the fridge.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 7gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 108mgPotassium: 264mgFiber: 3gSugar: 28gCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
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