Peanut Butter Cups

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These little treats are my 4-ingredient Peanut Butter Cups. I have had these on my page for as long as I can remember, they are so good and make for the perfect 😋 treat. I did use organic ingredients but you can use any that are feasible for you. You can cut them into little pieces and leave them in the ❄️ fridge as they will curb all of your cravings in the best way.

Why You’ll Love Peanut Butter Cups

I’m telling you, my homemade Peanut Butter Cups are a million times better than any packaged variety. These are absolutely so decadent and 🍫 chocolatey and you know exactly what ingredients are in them. They’re the perfect little bite when your sweet tooth needs satisfying. Plus, making them is a breeze and doesn’t take much time at all. You can make them as big or as small as you’d like and customize them with additional flavor additions.

How to Prepare Peanut Butter Cups

🥥 In a small pot on the stove, melt coconut oil over low heat.

🍁 Take it off the heat as soon as it melts and then add in the cacao and maple syrup.

🌀 Whisk it together really well.

🥜 Take 11 paper muffin liners and add 2 teaspoons of your chocolate, followed by 1 teaspoon of peanut butter and then top them off with another two teaspoons of chocolate.

❄️ Store them in the fridge and enjoy.

Nonna’s Tip 🍫

You can make these as big or as small as you’d like. You could even spread them flat on a baking sheet as a chocolate bark and break off chunks.

Peanut Butter Cups

Variations and Substitutions for Peanut Butter Cups

  1. A sprinkling of coarse 🧂 sea salt would be divine over these.
  2. You can use whatever nut butter you love such as almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter.
  3. For a pretty presentation, top these with crushed nuts or shredded 🥥 coconut.
  4. Instead of maple syrup, use your preferred sweetener, such as agave nectar, stevia, 🍯 honey or monkfruit.

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Best Served With

  • A cup of ☕ coffee or tea as an afternoon pick-me-up.
  • Break up a Peanut Butter Cup and serve it over a bowl of ice cream.
  • Nestle a few Peanut Butter Cups in a 🥝 fruit tray as a sweet treat.
  • You could absolutely package up a few of the Peanut Butter Cups in a small box, tin or cookie bag and present this as a 🎁 homemade gift for a holiday.

Common Questions

Can I use a different type of oil instead of coconut oil?

No, coconut oil is essential for this recipe as it solidifies when chilled, giving the peanut butter cups their firm texture. I haven’t tried with another type of oil, but I don’t think it would be as successful.

Can I use a different sweetener instead of maple syrup?

Instead of maple syrup, use your preferred sweetener, such as agave nectar, stevia, honey or monk fruit.

what nut butter can I use in this recipe?

I used peanut butter here, but you could certainly use almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter.

What can I use if I don’t have muffin liners?

You can use silicone molds or small baking cups as an alternative to muffin liners.

Can I add any toppings?

Yes, you can sprinkle sea salt, crushed nuts, or shredded coconut on top before refrigerating for added texture and flavor.

Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

I'm telling you, my homemade Peanut Butter Cups are a million times better than any packaged variety. These are absolutely so decadent and chocolatey and you know exactly what ingredients are in them. They're the perfect little bite to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 11
Author: The Modern Nonna

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup coconut oil, no substitute
  • cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa, or cacao powder
  • 11 teaspoons peanut butter, or any nut or seed butter

Instructions 

  • In a pot over low heat, melt the coconut oil.
  • Take it off the heat as soon as it melts and add the cacao and maple syrup. Whisk well.
  • Take 11 muffin liners and add 2 teaspoons of your chocolate, followed by 1 teaspoon of any nut or seed butter and top them off with another two teaspoons of chocolate.
  • Store them in the fridge and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 36mg, Potassium: 97mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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