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Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (Vegan)

4.29 from 7 votes
Make these Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups. They are Gluten Free and Vegan. Your family and friends will be queuing up to taste them!
Do you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? how about a guilt free version that tastes just the same??? Click and find out how!!!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are definitely a favorite with you guys and for a good reason. Motivated by my love for this classic candy, I developed this recipe for amazing Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups. This recipe is full of simple ingredients, and you probably already have them to hand. The combination of peanuts and chocolate is arguably the best.  Like you, I love a peanut butter cups, but I am conscious of the fact that they can be full of refined sugar, unhealthy preservatives, and unnatural flavors. Hence, this amazing recipe!

I know you are thinking it must be hard to create that peanut butter cup shape but it really is as easy as starting with some cupcake pan liners. From there, I mix up the chocolate sauce. Instead of using store bought chocolate, I melt together coconut oil, cocoa powder and maple syrup and that’s it.  You would not believe how lovely this chocolate sauce is, it makes the perfect base for my Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups. After I spoon the chocolate mixture into the cupcake liners I pop it in the fridge to set and get on with the peanut butter filling. The filling is made with just 2 wholesome ingredients, peanut butter and maple syrup.

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The peanut butter mixture is layered on top of the chocolate base then covered with the remaining chocolate sauce. With the perfect rich chocolate outside and chewy peanut butter middle these are sure to cure you of all your candy cravings!

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Gemma's Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (Vegan)

4.29 from 7 votes
Make these Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups. They are Gluten Free and Vegan. Your family and friends will be queuing up to taste them!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 16
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Make these Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups. They are Gluten Free and Vegan. Your family and friends will be queuing up to taste them!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 16

Ingredients

  • Chocolate:
  • 1/2 cup (4floz/115ml) coconut oil (Melt it first).
  • 1/2 cup (2oz/67g) cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup (3 if you like things sweet)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Peanut Butter Filling:
  • 1/3 cup (21/2oz/71g) peanut / almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions

  • Line 12 mini muffin pans/cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
  • In a large sauce pan combine coconut oil, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and salt. Warm over medium heat and whisk until fully combined. You can also do this step in the microwave.
  • Spoon about 1 tablespoon into each liner. Smear the chocolate mix over the sides of the liner coating it completely with a thin layer of chocolate. This will create the sides of the chocolate cups.
  • Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes until they are fully hard.
  • While they are chilling make the nut butter filling: In a small bowl, combine nut butter and the maple syrup. Stir until well mixed.
  • Remove the chocolate from the fridge and fill each one with a little of the nut butter mixture until all the mixture is used. Spoon the rest of the chocolate over the nut butter, making sure to completely cover it. *If the chocolate mixture has hardened, re-heat on a low burner in the same pan.
  • Place cups back in the fridge and let them chill for 20 minutes, or until they are completely hard.
  • To easily remove cups, run a butter knife around the edges then peel off the liner. Store in the fridge or freezer for up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 95mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Seline
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Seline
7 months ago

Can I use condensed milk in this, I’m not vegan amd I want the chocolate to be sweet and milky. Thanks ????

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Natalie Limardo Wilburn
10 months ago

What is the serving size?

Pei Lin
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Pei Lin
1 year ago

I tried the recipe. Is a bit bitter. The chocolate is more dry. My friend said milk chocolate still taste better with peanut filling.

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Pei Lin Han
1 year ago

Hi is there a video for this? So I warm the ingredients before I whisk them?

Elle
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Elle
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,

Hello from Hertfordshire, UK! Could you sometime do an easy vegan billionaire’s shortbread, eg with dates! Love your recipes – they are so accessible. Thank you.

LA
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LA
1 year ago

Hi Gemma!
I am not a huge fan of coconut oil; I was just wondering if you can taste the coconut in this recipe?
Thanks!

Alice
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Alice
1 year ago

Made these with swerve sugar free sugar substitute. Yum! But mine look like dark chocolate not milk chocolate. Need more practice with the cup part tho….

christian conway
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christian conway
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,
Huge fan here from your home land in Ireland, I watch so many recipes and cant wait to begin making them as you make the recipes easy to understand and your methods are easy followed.

Cant wait for more!!!!!!!!!!!

Casandra
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Casandra
1 year ago

Hi, thanks for all the recipes! What is golden syrup? Also do you ever use stevia?

AayushiM
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AayushiM
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,
Can I use flavorless oil like sunflower oil instead of coconut oil??

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