Peanut Butter Cups

Updated: Jun 13, 2019

If you’re anything like me you love munching peanut butter! I also like things to be simple and easy to make. Here’s one of the quickest recipes which needs 3 ingredients that you’ve probably already got in the cupboard. I must say even though it’s made with dark chocolate it hits the sweet spot so put down the Reece’s Pieces and try one of these.

Serves: 6

Time to prepare: 15 minutes

Time in the freezer: 20 minutes


  • 3 tsp Peanut butter (I used Meridian crunchy)

  • 100 g Dark Chocolate (I used organic 85%)

  • 1 tbsp liquid sweetener: honey, agave, maple syrup

How to create…

  • First, lay out six cupcake cases (both paper and silicon do the job).

  • Secondly, melt the dark chocolate in a small saucepan on a low heat and stir in the liquid sweetener. A little tip: take it off the heat just before the last chocolate bit is melted as it will continue to melt in the pan and reduced any chance of burning.

  • After that, add 1 tablespoon of the melted chocolate mixture to each cupcake case. Spread the mix up the side a little using the spoon if you want to hide the next peanut butter layer.

  • Next, add 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter to the centre of each chocolate layer.

  • Then,with the remaining chocolate mix cover the peanut butter layer. I start with adding 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate to each case and then share the rest amongst cases that need it. You’ll be able to cover the peanut butter.

  • Finally, place the cases in the freezer for 20 minutes to set. Take the out and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Now the challenge is not not gobble them all up in one sitting!!

Emmy x

This recipe is plant based, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan and is full of wholesome goodness. All the ingredients I use I try to use organic, local and fair trade where possible and necessary but it’s up to you to choose what you want to use.

Did you know...

Dark Chocolate is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It can be great for the heart, brain function, boosting your mood (1), it’s antioxidant properties, red blood cells, reducing blood pressure and for the immune system (2).

Try and introduce a little dark chocolate into your diet. You won’t need much (the higher percentage the better as it has more flavanols) (3) but just enough to fill the need for something sweet and satisfying.