These Healthy Peanut Butter Cups are an easy snack or dessert option. Being high in protein, they will keep you full and your body energized, while also satisfying your sweet cravings.

Stack of healthy peanut butter cups cut in half.

One of the best treats to ever exist are reese’s peanut butter cups! Peanut butter and chocolate together is a match made in heaven.

However, when I’m focusing on a fitness or reaching specific healthy goals, grabbing a peanut butter cup isn’t providing the nutritional value I need.

That’s why I invented this healthy version! Using only a couple of ingredients, they’re easy to make, good for you and still absolutely delicious.

Main Ingredients

Ingredients measured out to make healthy peanut butter cups.

Topping Ideas and Substitutions

My favorite way to make these is with topping each with flakey sea salt. However, there are so many different variations you can do!

You can top them with extra chocolate chips or peanut butter chips to amp up the peanut butter flavor.

Another idea is that you can melt peanut butter chips with the chocolate chips for the peanut butter cup shell. Just make sure the total amount of chocolate chips is the same.

You can swap out any chocolate you prefer for the chocolate chips. White chocolate would be a fun and creative flavor to try with the peanut butter.

If you want the peanut butter filling to be more sweet, add 1 tbsp of honey or maple syrup.

Another delicious peanut butter recipe is this Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip by Frozen Bananas! Perfect for enjoying with chocolate, apples or banana.

How to Make Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

  1. Get a cupcake tin and line 6 cups with cupcake holders (you can also use a silicon mold)
  2. Mix the peanut butter powder with almond milk until you get a perfect peanut butter consistency. You may want to add more almond milk/peanut butter powder to get it to your desired thickness, I like the ratio above so that it is still a little thick.
  3. Store the peanut butter filling in the fridge for 30 minutes
  4. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together
  5. Pour about 1-2 tbsp of the chocolate into the muffin liners or mold. Make sure it is covering the entire bottom
  6. Chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes
  7. Scoop about 1 tbsp of the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate
  8. Pour over the remaining chocolate until the peanut butter is covered
  9. Top with flakey sea salt
  10. Put the Healthy Peanut Butter Cups back into the freezer for about 30-45 minutes or until the chocolate is fully hardened
  11. Remove from the freezer, take out of the liners/mold when ready to eat
  12. Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these peanut butter cups good for you?

These peanut butter cups are healthier and use cleaner ingredients than your typical Reese’s. By using PB2, this recipe is low in calories and high in protein. Making it a healthy, good-for-you snack or dessert.

How do I make the peanut butter cup shape?

I use a muffin tin and cupcake liners to make the classic peanut butter cup shape! You can also use a silicon mold.

Can I use any type of chocolate chips?

Yes! Use your preferred choice of chocolate chips for this recipe and it will come out the same. The flavor may differ depending on the type of chocolate you use.

What is the best way to tell the peanut butter cups are ready to be eaten?

How do I store leftover peanut butter cups?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freezer up to 1 month.

Stack of healthy peanut butter cups cut in half.
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Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 6 cups
These Healthy Peanut Butter Cups are an easy snack or dessert option. Being high in protein, they will keep you full and your body energized, while also satisfying your sweet cravings.

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips, melted, for topping
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • Get a cupcake tin and line 6 cups with cupcake holders (you can also use a silicon mold)
  • Mix the peanut butter powder with almond milk until you get a perfect peanut butter consistency.
    You may want to add more almond milk/peanut butter powder to get it to your desired thickness, I like the ratio above so that it is still a little thick.
  • Store the peanut butter filling in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together
  • Pour about 1-2 tbsp of the chocolate into the muffin liners or mold. Make sure it is covering the entire bottom
  • Chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes
  • Scoop about 1 tbsp of the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate
  • Pour over the remaining chocolate until the peanut butter is covered
  • Top with flakey sea salt
  • Put the Healthy Peanut Butter Cups back into the freezer for about 30-45 minutes or until the chocolate is fully hardened
  • Remove from the freezer, take out of the liners/mold when ready to eat
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g, Cholesterol: 0.01mg, Sodium: 64mg, Potassium: 57mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 33IU, Calcium: 22mg
Author: Jessica Selensky
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keywords: chocolate dessert, dessert recipe, easy dessert, healthy dessert, healthy dessert recipe, high protein dessert, pb cup, peanut butter, peanut butter cups, peanut butter dessert

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