These Homemade Peanut Butter Cups are easy, only have 5 ingredients, and a healthy version of the popular candy.
Peanut Butter cups are so popular and making your own is easier than you may think! You most likely have all the ingredients already and it only takes a few minutes. They do have to chill in the fridge in-between steps, but there is nothing difficult or tricky about them. I have made 4 batches in the last couple weeks because they are so delicious and quick to make!
Using almond butter for the inside makes these paleo, and you can even use sunflower seed butter to make them nut free. They are naturally gluten free and are also dairy free and vegan. Don’t let those titles fool you into thinking they aren’t good though! They are sweet, rich, and will satisfy your sweet tooth. These are the perfect healthier homemade alternative to Reese’s. You will love them!
The homemade chocolate is so easy to make and naturally sweetened. The directions say 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup because that is kind of personal preference. I made a batch for my dad and I used 3 tablespoons because I know he likes things a little sweeter, but the batch I made my husband I only used 2 tablespoons and they came out more like dark chocolate which is what he prefers. If you want them like the store bought kind then use 3 tablespoons.
These are best stored in the fridge because of the coconut oil – it has a melting point of about 77° so they will get soft if left out. They can be stored in the freezer as well.
Whether you fill them with almond butter or peanut butter, they are delicious! They are the perfect ratio of chocolate to nut butter and they are melt-in-your-mouth good!
Jessica is a self taught cook/baker from Michigan who enjoys local farmers markets, baking competitions, and kayaking with her husband. She specializes in Paleo and other desirable recipes that can be seen over on her own food blog.