Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Make our version of this classic candy using all-natural ingredients.

By: Natalya Hardan
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cup Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cup Recipe

Indulge in your favorite dessert combo without the refined sugars.

Photo by: Natalya Hardan

Natalya Hardan

Peanut Butter Layer Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, unsalted and unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • salt to taste

Chocolate Layer:

  • 1/2 cup melted cacao butter
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder, unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or other liquid sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Yield: 16 mini or 8 regular cups

1. Combine peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and salt in a bowl (Image 1).
2. Pour the mixture into cupcake liners in a muffin baking tin, and transfer to freezer for 30 minutes or until firm (Image 2).
3. While the peanut butter sets, make the chocolate layer. Melt the cacao butter on low heat in a saucepan (Image 3). Add the cacao powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, and stir until smooth (Image 4). Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the peanut butter layer, and transfer to the freezer for 15 minutes or until firm (Image 1).
5. Pop out the chocolate peanut butter cups from the muffin tin, and serve or store in the freezer (Image 2).

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups

Combine the goodness of peanut butter and chocolate without all the refined sugars with our easy, delicious recipe.

Photo by: Natalya Hardan

Natalya Hardan

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