Easy Peanut Butter Cups

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So easy and quick, these easy peanut butter cups are a snap to whip up! They taste delicious and they’re a great option for a satisfying after dinner treat. Give them a try, and I bet they won’t last long. They certainly don’t in this house!!

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Frozen Peanut butter cup on a towel with a cross section of another stacked against it

What’s for dessert?

I’ve heard this line so many times in my 23 years as a parent! ‘Mama, what’s for dessert?’

I have to admit, they probably get it from me.. I used to skip parts of my dinner just to get to dessert, when my parents weren’t looking! And now the littlest, Hannah does exactly the same.

Her favourite is to push her plate away after a few bites of usually meat and say, ‘all finished, what’s next!?’

It takes some coaxing to get her to finish, I can tell you!

I feel better about giving this as a treat though!

Why You’ll Love these Easy Peanut Butter Cups

  • They’re stupidly delicious – Being from the UK, a certain brand of peanut butter cups is less well know so I had no idea what I was missing out on!
  • They are soooo easy to throw together – 10 minutes and you’re all set.
  • They use healthy ingredients – good saturated fats and quality ingredients make all the difference
  • You know exactly what is in them – no palm oil or other hydrogenated fats here, thank you!
  • A nice dose of protein – Not just sweet, but a filling combination of fat and protein to keep you fuller for longer
Two Peanut butter Cups on a towel next to a half empty muffin tray

What You’ll Need

A muffin tin

Muffin cases/ Liners (optional, but I find it easier to pop them out of the tray in the liners)

Glass bowls


Double boiler, for melting the chocolate, or heat in the microwave CAREFULLY, so you don’t burn the chocolate (I have done than many times, 2 seconds I looked away, honestly!)

A freezer


Good quality chocolate

Coconut oil

Nut butter of choice, but these are Peanut butter cups, so I used Peanut ( preferably natural, just the nut)

Good quality Protein powder

How to make

Line a muffin tin with silicone liners.

Break up the chocolate into a heat safe bowl and begin to melt over a pan of hot water.

Once the Chocolate begins to melt, add the coconut oil and mix together.

A glass bowl containing chocolate squares and dollops of solid coconut oil on top of a pan

While this is melting, in a separate bowl mix together the peanut butter and protein powder. This will be quite stiff and make a paste.

A glass bowl with a stiff peanut butter mixture inside

Once the chocolate and coconut oil are melted together, place a small amount in the bottom of each liner and allow to cool. I speed this up by throwing them in the freezer just for a few minutes.

A bowl of melted chocolate containing a spatula, next to a muffin tin

Once this is set, put the peanut butter mixture into the cases. I did this with my fingers, its easier to mould it and push it to where it needs to go in the cases.

Muffin tin with half filled cases

Then just top with the remaining chocolate and place back in the freezer to set.

Remove from the muffin tin and store in an air tight container of zip lock bag in the freezer for up to 3 months, but good luck in keeping them that long!!

Simple, yet effective, these easy peanut butter cups are so tasty, you’ll make them again and again. I know we do!

Let me know in the comments what your favourite peanut butter treat is and if you like this recipe, don;t forget to share! Thanks friends x

Easy Peanut Butter Cups

So easy and quick, these easy peanut butter cups are a snap to whip up! They taste delicious and they're a great option for a satisfying after dinner treat.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 170 kcal


  • Muffin tin
  • Glass bowls
  • Spatula


  • 1 1/2 Cup (250g) Good Chocolate
  • 1/3 Cup (80g) Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder


  • Line the muffin tin with silicone muffin liners
  • Break up chocolate and place into a heat proof bowl. Melt on a double boiler or in the microwave
  • Once melted a little, add the coconut oil and stir to combine
  • Place a little in the bottom of each muffin case and let set
  • Meanwhile mix the peanut butter and protein powder together into a thick paste
  • Using your fingers, push a layer of paste onto the set chocolate in the cases and then top with the rest of the chocolate.
  • Place in the freezer to set
  • Enjoy!


Store in an air tight container or a zip lock bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.
I would recommend letting it thaw for a few minutes before enjoying it, as it can be hard on your teeth! 
Keyword Dessert,, Healthy, Peanut butter

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