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Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups (low carb, vegan, gluten free)

Homemade healthy peanut butter cups that are easy to make right at home! Low carb, low sugar, vegan and gluten-free. Keep these in the fridge or freezer when you need a healthy treat.
Course Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Grain Free, No Bake, Vegan
Keyword healthy peanut butter cups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 9 mini cups
Calories 162 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) 85% dark chocolate bar, dairy free if desired
  • ½ cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • ½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ tablespoon coconut flour
  • Pinch of salt, if your peanut butter isn’t already salted
  • Fancy sea salt, for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Line a mini muffin pan with 9 mini liners. We’re only making half, but if you want you can double the recipe to make 18 mini cups.
  2. Now it’s time to melt the chocolate: Place 1.75 ounces of dark chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until chocolate is melted. You can also melt the chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat; stirring frequently.
  3. Once chocolate is melted, add 1 teaspoon to the bottom of each cup (about 1 heaping teaspoon). Use the spoon to push/spread the chocolate all the way up sides of each liner, you should use exactly the amount of chocolate that you melted. 
  4. Once you’ve filled all the cups, place the pan in freezer for just a few minutes to harden the chocolate.
  5. Make the peanut butter cup filling: Add peanut butter, maple syrup and coconut flour to a medium bowl and mix until smooth, place ½ tablespoon of the mixture in each cup on top of the chocolate. It should fill pretty much to the top. 
  6. Place back in the freezer while you melt the remaining chocolate bar in the microwave (or on the stovetop) as you did with the previous bar.
  7. Spoon about 1 teaspoon on top of the peanut butter, making sure you cover all of the peanut butter filling. Freeze for 5-10 minutes until chocolate is solid. 
  8. Once cups are firm, you can store them in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat. Makes 9 mini peanut butter cups.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to double the recipe if you want more cups.

You can make these into large cups by using a regular muffin tin and liners. I would suggest doubling the recipe if you make large cups.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups (low carb, vegan, gluten free)
Amount Per Serving (1 peanut butter cup)
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 114
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.7g20%
Saturated Fat 4.6g29%
Carbohydrates 7.9g3%
Fiber 2.6g11%
Sugar 2.8g3%
Protein 4.2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.