These chocolatey homemade peanut butter cups take your favorite candy/treat and make it into an easy recipe that you can do right at home with simple ingredients.
½ cup smooth peanut butter
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of flaky salt (plus some for topping)
1 ½ tsp coconut flour
1 cup OR 6 oz dark chocolate (melted)
Line a mini cupcake tray with 12 liners, and set it aside.
Chop half of the dark chocolate into small pieces and place it into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time, mixing in between. Repeat this until thoroughly melted.
Scoop a heaping teaspoon of the melted dark chocolate into each of the cupcake liners. Use a small spoon to push the chocolate up the sides of each liner. Set the tray into the fridge for 10 minutes or the freezer for 5 minutes until hardened.
In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and coconut flour. Mix until smooth.
Remove the cupcake tray from the fridge or freezer and scoop about 1 – 2 tsp of the peanut butter filling into the middle of the chocolate cup. The peanut butter should line up close to the top of the chocolate edges.
Place back into the fridge or freezer again for a few minutes.
Melt the second half of the dark chocolate, in the same way as before. Repeating those steps.
Again, remove the cupcake tray from the fridge or freezer. Scoop 1 – 1 ½ tsp of the melted dark chocolate on top of the peanut butter filling. Spread the chocolate evenly with a small spoon to cover the entire top. Sprinkle some flaky salt on top.
Set in the fridge for 20 minutes or the freezer for 10 minutes until solid.
Peel the liners away from the peanut butter cups.
Use your favorite nut or seed butter in the place of the peanut butter!
Even use your favorite chocolate bar instead of dark chocolate.
Double the recipe and make this in regular-sized cupcake liners!
Store the Peanut Butter Cups in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 – 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Serving Size: 12
- Calories: 65
- Sugar: 1.2g
- Sodium: 175.8mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 1.1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1.3g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 2.4g
- Fiber: 0.5g
- Protein: 2.4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: recipe, chocolate, healthy