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A stack of peanut butter cups sprinkled with sea salt against a light blue background.

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups are made with a few simple, real food ingredients - cocoa powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, and peanut butter! They come together in 10 minutes, and can be stored in the fridge or freezer for weeks.
Course Healthy Dessert
Cuisine Healthy Treat
Keyword Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24 peanut butter cups
Author Stephanie Simmons


  • 2/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter Use any kind you like - I used creamy, but you can use natural, crunchy, etc.
  • flaky sea salt, for topping optional


  • Prep: Line a mini muffin tin with muffin papers.
  • Mix up the Chocolate: Whisk together the melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla, and maple syrup. You can adjust the amount of cocoa powder and maple syrup to taste.
  • Assemble the Peanut Butter Cups: Spoon 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture into the bottom of each of the muffin papers - it should coat the bottom nicely. Then, add a dollop of peanut butter to each cup. Top each one off with the remaining chocolate. Sprinkle with a little sea salt, if desired. Freeze until solid and enjoy!
  • Chill: Pop these pans in the fridge or freezer until completely set.
  • Serve + Store: Enjoy once set! These need to be stored in the fridge or freezer - they'll melt at room temp. They keep for weeks in the fridge or freezer.