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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

This easy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup recipe only requires 3 ingredients and about less than an hour plus it’s paleo, clean eating, vegan, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free!

Categories Clean, gluten free, Healthy, Paleo, Vegan
Difficulty Easy
Keyword dark chocolate peanut butter cups, dark chocolate peanut butter cups recipe, healthy peanut butter cups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 large cups
Calories 304 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 16 oz dark chocolate (60-70% cacao), chopped
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil


  1. To melt the chocolate, use either a double boiler or a large bowl placed over, but not touching, a pot of boiling water.
  2. Add the chocolate and 2 tbsp the coconut oil and allow both to melt completely, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Once everything is smooth, turn off the heat, but leave the bowl on the pot to keep warm.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter with the remaining 1 tbsp. coconut oil.
  5. Line a plate, muffin tin (my preferred method), or small cutting board with cupcake liners. You could make these using mini or regular cupcake molds, depending on what size you’d like them to turn out. I recommend doubling up the liners to give them a bit more structure.
  6. Now, pour enough of the melted chocolate mixture to cover the bottom of each liner.
  7. Then, place them in the freezer for about 5 minutes to set.
  8. Once set, add a small scoop of the peanut butter mixture into the center of the cup and gently flatten with your thumb or the back of a spoon.
  9. Pour enough melted chocolate over the peanut butter to cover the top, about 1-2 tablespoons.
  10. Place back into the freezer for about 25-30 minutes to completely set.
  11. If you’re not going to eat these right away, make sure to remove the peanut butter cups from the freezer about a half hour before serving and place them into the fridge to thaw some. Otherwise, they’ll be difficult to bite through.

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Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 453mg13%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 6.3mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.