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These crave-worthy chocolate peanut butter cups give Reese’s a run for their money! They are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
These can easily be made paleo by swapping the peanut butter for any other nut and seed butter. I love using almond butter.
A few tips:
-Depending on the chocolate chips you buy, you may need to add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the chocolate when melting so it melts evenly. I used “HU chocolate gems” and they melted perfectly without any extra oil.
-If you are dairy-free or vegan, be sure to use the proper chocolate chips. My favorite chocolate chips are “HU Kitchen Chocolate Gems”. They are paleo, dairy-free, vegan, and sweetened with coconut sugar. “Enjoy Life” and “Lilly’s” are other great options.
–Flaky sea salt on top (my favorite). The salt really makes the flavors come alive.
–Nuts or seeds add a nice crunch mixed in the peanut butter layer or even placed on top of the chocolate layer as it is hardening.
Use my recipe here as a base to make a fun peanut butter cup that you love.
Let me know if you tried this recipe in the comments below!
4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp. coconut flour
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- Melt chocolate chips either in microwave in 30 second increments and stir until fully melted or melt in a double boiler on the stovetop.
- Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. (I used a normal sized muffintin, which made 6 large peanut butter cups. You can also use a mini muffin tin and liners, it will make about 10-12 mini cups.)
- Pour a very small amount of melted chocolate to the bottom of the muffin tin, just so it is a thin layer coating the bottom of each liner. Use only half of the melted chocolate. Place the chocolate coated muffin tins in freezer while you make the peanut butter layer.
- Mix the coconut flour, maple syrup and peanut butter together until well combined.
- Remove the muffin tin from the freezer once the chocolate layer has hardened a bit. Dallop some of the peanut butter mixture into each muffin tin on top of the layer of chocolate.
- Pour the remaining half of melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter layer.
- Allow to set in freezer until hardened. Remove and enjoy!