Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter cups are a beloved treat for many people. With their sweet chocolate and creamy peanut butter filling, they can be hard to resist! However, traditional peanut butter cups are often full of sugar, trans fats, and artificial ingredients.

The good news is you can make healthier homemade versions that still capture the decadent flavor. Swapping in high quality dark chocolate and natural peanut butter cuts out many of the processed elements.


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1⁄2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or butter
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Line a mini muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil/butter together either in the microwave or a double boiler.
  3. Stir in the peanut butter until fully incorporated. Add a pinch of sea salt.
  4. Spoon the mixture evenly into the paper liners.
  5. Drizzle with extra melted chocolate and sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.
  6. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Store leftovers in the fridge.


  • Look for 70% or higher dark chocolate for the richest flavor and health benefits.
  • Use freshly ground peanut butter without any added sugars or oils.
  • Customize with mix-ins like chopped nuts, coconut flakes, seeds, or dried fruit.
  • If the chocolate seize up, stir in a teaspoon of coconut oil to smooth it out again.


Per serving:

  • 110 calories
  • 8g fat
  • 4g protein
  • 8g carbs
  • 3g fiber
  • 4g sugar

Rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, fiber and magnesium.


Can I use regular peanut butter?

You can, but the cups may end up a bit sweeter. Look for all-natural peanut butter without added sugars or oils for the healthiest results.

How long do these keep for?

If stored in an airtight container in the fridge, they’ll keep for 1-2 weeks. Let them come up to room temperature before enjoying for the best texture.

Can I make these peanut free?

Yes, you can substitute almond butter, sunflower seed butter or any other nut butter you prefer. Just adjust the quantity to match the consistency of peanut butter.

Can I use milk chocolate instead?

Milk chocolate will work, but won’t yield quite as rich of a chocolate flavor. For best results, use 60% cacao or higher dark chocolate.

Are these keto friendly?

With just 4g net carbs per serving, these make for a keto and low carb friendly sweet treat option.