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With just 6 simple ingredients, these creamy Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are delicious, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, sugar free, low carb and keto friendly! These are so easy, even your kids can make them.
I always want and need something sweet daily. Typically I crave something sweet right after dinner, is anyone else with me?
That is why I have always prepared healthy desserts and treats to have available when that sweet tooth hits. This way I don’t get tempted to eat my kids’ treats or something that is junk and worthless calories.
We all have been there before, you are craving something sweet, you’re a little stressed with running around with the kids, driving everywhere and trying to get dinner ready. You mindlessly go reach for something to eat, right?
Now that I am prepared with a healthy, sugar free option I won’t be too tempted to eat something less nutritious and just plain old not worth it.
Typically my meal prep days are on Sundays and that usually includes some type of sweet treat. This way I am always prepared, all of the time.
I like to keep these bad boys in the freezer. They take minutes to defrost and I kind of love them slightly frozen.
Just be careful you don’t break a tooth on a frozen chocolate peanut butter cup. I wouldn’t want to be the cause of your new dental bills and broken tooth.
Ok, back to these babies. You only need a few simple ingredients and very little time to make these.
And trust me, once you make them once you will want to make them over and over again. Like me on my meal prep days!
It just make life easier, which I am all about these. Honestly, I have been about making life even a tiny bit easier since the very first day since I’ve had kids.
I store them in the freezer (tucked away, hiding in the back where my kids can’t find them) in an airtight container. Before you blast me for not sharing with my kids, I have another container front and center of the freezer just for my kids.
These chocolate peanut butter cups are a treat that I can feel good about giving my kids.
I used these adorable silicon molds but you can easily use a mini muffin tin. I use the USA Bakeware pans (this is not sponsored) because I think they are the best quality out there, but you can use whatever you already have.
As for the silicon molds, they come in so may adorable shapes and sizes. Think about it, you can easily make these into hearts for Valentine’s Day, trees for Christmas, shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day, eggs for Easter etc.
You get the idea.
The possibilities are endless and they are so much fun. It’s a great way to mix it up, especially if you are making these for your kids.
Just be aware that if you do use the mini muffin tins, be sure to spread some coconut oil or butter in the pan first to prevent the cups from sticking. It definitely makes a difference.
You can also make these cups using sunflower seed butter or almond butter to switch it up. Using sunflower seed butter is always a safe bet if you are bringing this to a gathering or party for those with nut allergies.
You can also use butter instead of coconut oil if you don’t have any in your house. I have made them both ways and both are delicious.
I also used Lily’s sugar free chocolate chips to make these peanut butter cups. I also tried them with Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips which are soy free, nut free, gluten free, dairy free, paleo and NON GMO for my kids which they loved.
I always try to offer suggestions so you can use whatever you already have on hand as well as providing you with different options that you might have to buy at the store. As always, if you change it up at all please come back and let me know. You guys always have the best ideas and tips.
I highly suggest using coarse salt or Pink Himilayan salt to top these with. It adds just the right amount to make a yummy sweet and salty treat.
You honestly can not go wrong with chocolate, peanut butter and salt. But then again you are talking to someone who would put salt on just about everything.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon liquid Monk Fruit sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Melt chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium low heat or in the microwave for 45 seconds.
Place ½ tbsp of melted chocolate in 12 small silicone molds or mini muffin pan. Refrigerate them for 20 minutes or until chocolate is hard.
In a small bowl, mix peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla extract and monk fruit until thoroughly combined.
Add 1 tsp of the peanut butter filling in each cup. Then cover with melted chocolate on top of the filling.
Refrigerate for half and hour or until peanut butter cups are hard enough to remove from molds.
You can store these in the fridge for up to 10 days and in the freezer for a couple of months.
Here are some more healthy chocolate peanut butter treats that I thought you might like:
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies from All Day I Dream About Food
Crunchy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from Barefoot in the Kitchen
Keto Chocolate Mug Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream from Sugar Free Mom
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Healthy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies from Joy Filled Sunshine
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
If you make these Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups or any of the other recipes I have shared with you, please some back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
I hope you enjoy these! Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon!