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all natural peanut butter cups use only 4 ingredients are super easy to make and gluten-free and vegan-friendly!

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

easy 4-ingredient peanut butter cups with ZERO refined sugar!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter cups
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cooling 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 large cups
Calories 225kcal


  • 1 bag cacao chips or about 10oz dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup
  • sea salt optional


  • Mix 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and peanut butter in a bowl until smooth. 
  • Melt the chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until chocolate becomes smooth. 
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into a greased cupcake pan (or mini cupcake pan) until about 1/3 full, swirl a bit so they chocolate goes up the side of the pan.
  • Pour a teaspoon, or so, of the peanut butter mixture into the center of the chocolate mixture. (if needed, warm the peanut butter mixture so it is a bit runny)
  • Top with additional chocolate mixture, until covered. 
  • Sprinkle with sea salt. Freeze for about 1 hour or until chocolate has hardened. Eat!


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.6mg