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Vegan Peanut Butter Chips

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Homemade vegan peanut butter chips – easy to make, impossible to stop eating, and without all the artificial ingredients! 


These homemade peanut butter chips take less than a minute to make…

And they literally MELT in your mouth!

But be warned: they are quite possibly more addictive than the most addictive thing you’ve ever eaten.

Try them in this Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip

You only need 3 ingredients for these melty pb chips.

However, you will want to eat them all without sharing, so be sure that you plan accordingly.

Throw them into desserts with chocolate chips, or add a handful to these Baked Oats, for a breakfast that tastes like chocolate peanut butter cake.

Making your own vegan peanut butter chips is a much healthier option than picking up a package of peanut butter chips from the store.

There are no partially-hydrogenated oils, refined sugar, artificial flavors, or corn syrup solids in these vegan peanut butter chips, and they honestly do taste a million times better.

Once you try homemade, you will never go back!

Also try these Homemade Chocolate Bars

How To Make Healthy Peanut Butter Chips
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Vegan Peanut Butter Chips

How to make your own homemade vegan peanut butter chips, without all the artificial ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 7 servings
5 from 3 votes


  • 4 tbsp coconut oil or cacao butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut flour, or 1/4 cup nut butter of choice
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup, or for sugar free: replace the maple with 1 extra tbsp oil and stevia drops to taste


  • *To make the homemade chips look exactly like real packaged peanut butter chips, I used and recommend this Chocolate Chip Candy Mold.
    Peanut butter chips recipe: Melt the first ingredient if it’s not already liquid. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and stir well to form a paste. (Note: I personally much prefer the taste of the chips when made with coconut oil. However, use the cacao butter if you wish to bake with the chips.) Smooth into candy molds or onto a sheet of wax or parchment paper, and freeze until solid. If using the wax/parchment option, break chips into pieces once firm. The coconut version of these vegan peanut butter chips should be stored in the freezer; the cacao butter version can be stored in the fridge, freezer, or at room temperature.
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Leftover peanut butter? Make this Peanut Butter Mousse.

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Published on June 2, 2021

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    • Chocolate Covered Katie says

      If you use the cacao butter version, I think it would work. Maybe not outside, in the middle of the summer, but if you’re indoors it should be fine.

  1. Sara says

    YUM, I love just about anything with PB in it!! These look so tasty, and its amazing how cute they turned out considering there is only 3 ingredients! Looks like you spent half a day making them in a confectioner’s shop!

  2. Olivia@ OmNom Love says

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them! But I have a peanut allergy, so I’ll try making these with sunflower seed or almond flour and report back. 🙂
    The only food thief I have to worry about is my friend who likes to check my lunch box at school. Sometimes, my chips like to mysteriously disappear…. 😉

  3. Kitty Bea says

    Why would I want to make the more addictive recipe than the most addictive thing I’ve ever eaten? XD jk, this recipe looks like a keeper. 😀

  4. Caitie says

    First thought when I saw these: “Oooh, I bet those would be good to melt into some oatmeal!” (Since I already like PB2 in my overnight oats. Second thought: O.O For once, I have EVERYTHING I need for this at home. Must make now! XD Sounds like an awesome idea. I can’t wait to try it out. 😀

  5. Lisa says

    Ohhh what a fabulous idea! I’ve only done this with cacao powder and coconut oil, but never thought of peanut flour. Love it.

  6. Anna @ Your Healthy Place says

    Ooh I love that you made these with peanut flour! I can only imagine how melt-in-your-mouth they are – coconut oil has that effect on everything. Amazing!

  7. Caitie says

    First thought when I saw these: “Oooh, I bet you could melt one or two of these into your oatmeal and it would be awesome!” (As I usually enjoy my overnight oats with PB2). Second thought: “O.O For once, I actually have EVERYTHING I need to make something. Must make now!” Haha, it sounds like a pretty cool idea. Can’t wait to try it out. 😀

  8. Rebecca says

    Oh my goodness, this recipe just made my day! I had all the ingredients (I went with the coconut oil) on hand and I’m about to eat the entire batch without sharing! They are so yummy!

  9. Hannah says

    I want this. 0_0

    Food thieves? Only when I’ve got one of these recipes cooked up in my freezer, then yes, I definitely worry about food thieves! 😉 Only my mother and sisters, though.

  10. Clarissa says

    These look amazing!! Could you please make butterscotch chips??

    Also, do you think you can bake with these chips, or are they strictly for snacking?

  11. Sarah McBride says

    Theses are really creative and look awesome! Thanks for putting this one out there : ) My old job had food thieves, once you get over the grossness, its pretty funny!

  12. Sadye says

    I don’t worry about food thieves, though one did steal half of my lunch once. I sort of had to laugh, because the thief left my carrots but took the bagel … guess the thief wasn’t interested in a balanced diet!

  13. Mel Bowman says

    I’d love to see a “what’s in my pantry/fridge” post. Your recipes are so awesome, I always want to run and try them immediately. Unfortunately, I almost *never* have all the ingredients on hand (I’ve never even heard of peanut flour). I’ve been collecting various things over the last several months I’ve been following you, but I feel like there’s still a lot I’m missing.

      • Anonymous says

        Oh, I hadn’t seen that. I’ll go look. Thanks!

        I made your flourless chocolate chip cookie recipe yesterday and OH it was so good! And that batter!

  14. Anonymous says

    Why can’t you use regular plain old peanut butter instead of powder? Wouldn’t that taste better, or absorb the other ingredients better?

  15. trajayjay says

    This is cool. I believe what happens is if you add 1 tbsp of oil to pb2, it reconstitutes to 2 tbsp of peanut butter.
    What seems to have been done is that the liquid oil has been removed from the peanuts, and an equal solid fat has been added in it’s place. So basically it should have the same fat content of regular peanut butter.

  16. Ally @ Om Nom Ally says

    I love this idea, it’s so easy to make 😀 I have to make these peanut butter chips for my peanut butter loving boyfriend!

  17. Denae says

    Oops…in my rush to make these, I didn’t notice it uses peanut FLOUR, not peanut BUTTER. Oh well, I’m sure the end result will still be tasty. It’s in the freezer right now.

    • Denae says

      Well, the peanut butter instead of flour worked just fine. They were delicious! Not sure how it compares to the flour version, though. But I recommend my version. They were very melty and smooth.

  18. Mina says


    I can’t control my cravings for sweets so if my room mates have certain triggers like nutella or ice cream I’ll always take some shamefully, cramming it into my mouth as fast as possible and hoping they don’t see 🙁

    Sorry food protectors of the world!

  19. Katy @ Katy's Kitchen says

    Thank god for a much healthier peanut butter chip recipe! They sure are delicious but I hesitate buying them because I just can’t stomach the ingredient list. I sure wish we had a whole foods/trader joes here because PB2 or any kind of peanut flour is just impossible to find in Canada.

  20. Rosa says

    this is insane! this morning i was thinking “i need to google how to make peanut butter chips, they would go great with my oatmeal”. then i come home to see this awesome post! thanx katie!

  21. marya says

    Arghhhh! You beat me to it! I’ve been thinking of doing a cacao-based peanut butter chocolate for months and I never got around to it. Your recipe looks great 🙂

  22. Danica @ It's Progression says

    I’m scared to make these purely for the fact that I don’t know if I could not eat them all right away!!

  23. Sarah the official CCK drooler says

    Shoot, no peanut flour! Man, my day just got 10x worse.
    Uh, you think food thievery goes on with 5 other siblings? Someone always steals my cookie, a piece of my (raw) pie, or my breakfast …but no one ever steals my kale smoothie. Have no idea why.

    • Jennifer says

      You need to melt the coconut oil first. Otherwise there wouldn’t be enough liquid for a paste.
      Melt the oil and it will work that way.

  24. Ellen says

    These look great…now to decide if I can only eat whatever a 15g serving size is….looking for my small candy molds in a few minutes, lol.


  25. latisha says

    Hey katie i know this is random and has nothing to do with peanut butter. But i was wondering when or if you were gonna post a recipe for a healthy oatmeal creme pie?!?
    Thank you, love wut u do btw!!

  26. AmyRene says

    Looks like I will be on a mission to buy candy molds soon! I think it would just look better if made with those..and I am a very “visual” person..ha ha

  27. Megan says

    Ironically, the other day I was just thinking how I wanted to find PB chips w/o the nasty partially hydrogenated oils! Thanks- good timing!

  28. Jenna says

    Peanut butter chips – wow thay sound so darn scrummy I want them now! Am out shopping tomorrow for the ingredients. Thank you.

  29. Rachel Frank says

    My local Krogers just started carrying PB2 and I thought it looked interesting but was not really sure how I would use it. Now I must run over and get some lol. I might have to hire your alligator to guard them from my husband 😉

  30. Kim says

    Hi, these look great! I have a son allergic to nuts and dairy, and I have never been able to find vegan white chocolate or butterscotch chips. Do you have any recipe ideas for making either of these?

  31. Paige @ A Healthy Tale says

    These look amazing! I couldn’t imagine ever stealing someone’s else food! So I still struggle to work out why some people would!

  32. Amy says

    This is such a good idea! I’d be so tempted to dip them in dark chocolate and make my own Reese’s Pieces. I could live off of those (if the commercial version wasn’t so unhealthy)!

  33. Paige says

    Hello! I always come to your site, but I never leave a comment – I wanted to tell you how adorable your site is. Every time I come, I always look at how delicious it is! I want to make it so badly, but it’s always hit or miss for me! For example, the cake batter shake … I devoured in ten seconds flat. However, when I tried the mint-chocolate-chip one, I was disgusted by the toothpaste taste. (And I love MCC. Maybe I made it wrong!)

    Would it be possible for there to be a rating system? xoxo LOVE your stuff

  34. Micheal Kelly says

    You know my stance on muffins : they are simply cupcakes without hats. So peanut butter? Chocolate chips? Definitely crazystupidlove worthy. You need to get in on this.

  35. Kathy says

    We had a regular gentleman at our office who stole everyone’s lunches. He would look thru until he found a container that looked good and he would proceed to eat it. (Course he stole everything else in the place that wasn’t nailed down also) One way to definitely deter thiefs, as well as find the culprit, is to fill the dish with X-lax instead of chocolate. It won’t take long for them to give up taking lunches. Works every time!!

  36. Birdyrabbit says

    Oh yum. These, in your healthy chocolate chip cookies.
    With dark chocolate chips, and some chopped ricemilk chocolate.
    They didn’t last long 🙂

  37. Kaychatt says

    I did make these! They are fabulous! They are sweet enough that you don’t need to finish entire batch…I even made the mistake of letting my husband try a piece…now he knows I have them fault, I know. Yum!

  38. Patricia says

    Hi Katie,
    I was just dying to comment on you asking about having thieves who steal coworkers lunch. Well, we have this problem frequently. I am thankful as I try and keep my lunch in an insulated cooler but, a few of the girls have had bites taken out of their lunches and put back. Also we had one girl who got a cheesecake for Christmas and someone took a whole hunk out of it and left the rest to where it didn’t even make you want to touch it for fear they didn’t even wash their hands or who knows how they went to get the piece they wanted!! Just so repulsive, it makes me wonder why and where they learn these things from??
    Finally, I just wanted to share I love ALL your creative and very yummy features on here. I haven’t tried all of them or I think I would need to spend more time at my Crossfit and Spin Thank you so much and appreciate you trying to make things healthy and tasty!! You are so incredibly talented! 🙂

  39. Jenny says

    Made this with natural peanut butter (peanut & salt only kind). Dangerously awesome! I’ll be using these chippies on my yonanas creations. 😉

  40. suzie blair says

    I can’t wait to make these. Could you tell me where you got your mold for these. I would think the mold has to be on the small side and I can only find the med-size you would use to make chocolates. Thank-you, Suzie

  41. Kat says

    Katie do you think this peanut butter chip recipe could be converted to Cinnamon chips easily? Could I just add cinnamon if I made it with the cacao butter? ( I can’t eat gluten, casein/dairy or soy)

  42. Kat says

    Sorry when I sent question about making cinnamon chips from this recipe I wanted to ask what you thought I might be able to use in place of the peanut flour. Obviously that wouldn’t taste right in a cinnamon chip. Thanks.

  43. Julie says

    Hi Katie,
    I was wondering if you could do something similar substituting the peanut butter for cocoa and a couple drops of mint for making minted chocolate chips? Also is there any difference between powdered peanut butter and peanut flour? The brand of virgin coconut oil I have has a stronger coconut smell are there others that are less “scented”
    Thank you for your time answering my questions,

  44. Grace says

    This is such a clever idea! I don’t buy powdered peanut butter anymore just due to personal preference but I do have carob powder around. I am going to experiment and try making chocolate chips instead. Might add in some walnut butter that I just made too. Thanks for the rad post! I always love reading your stuff. 🙂

  45. Julia says

    I’m in the UK, couldn’t wait to try this, its hard to get hold of peanut flour here though.
    I have found this website that sells PB2, which Katie mentions here, its powdered peanuts, which are then pressed to remove most of the fat.
    When I made this recipe using normal peanut butter (I also used less coconut oil) the butter chips were yummy, if a little greasy. So using PB2, should make them just how I imagine (dream) them to be!
    The website is:
    I just ordered my PB2 from there, can’t wait! 🙂
    Thanks Katie, for all these amazing recipes!

  46. Ruby says

    I was already content with one peanut butter recipe then you came up with more & more I cannot keep up. Please do not delete these recipes. I would like to try them all. Thank you.

  47. Audrey says

    Do you think almond butter would work as well, in place of the peanut butter? The peanut butter sounds FABULOUS however! Think I’m going to try these today!!!

      • Audrey says

        Oops!! Just realized that it is peanut flour not peanut butter. I tried the almond flour today because that’s all I had on hand! It’s delish!!! Although I think the peanut flour would be even better!!! Can’t wait to try! Oh and for the record I had to shoo my 5 year old away because she kept trying to eat it ALL!!!

  48. Nicole says

    Could you substitute the maple syrup for honey??? I do grocery shopping for my dorm room every few months (or whenever my parents come visit) And that probably won’t be until October. I would really love to make these

  49. Charlotte Zweigoron says

    Where do you purchase cacao butter? My first thought was the drug store where we used to buy bars of it to rub on our tummies when pregnant to prevent stretch marks. BTW, I love your website. I get absolutely lost going from one recipe to the other following interesting links along the way! Thanks for such a great job in making these foods so appealing and easy to make.

  50. Jennie says

    Hey there 🙂
    I just happened upon your website a short time ago and I have been LOVING all your recipes! 🙂 I’d really like to find ‘peanut flour’ to make your MUCH healthier peanut butter chips but I googled it and found some not so great info about PB2. 🙁
    Basically I’m wondering if you know where I could source organic peanut flour instead.
    Thanks 🙂

  51. carrie says

    Hi, I just tried to make these with coconut butter and it melted at room temp 🙁 Must it be cacao butter, the health store said it was pretty much the same

  52. Laura Jones says

    I made these last night. I had to resort to making my own peanut flour. I called alllll around town, and no one knew it even existed! They turned out so yummy. I’m going to take these to work tomorrow and snack on them after my workout. Thanks!! 😀

  53. Annie Criss says

    Would you please e-mail me? I would like to use your Peanut Butter Yogurt and Healthy Vegan Homemade Peanut Butter Chips recipe in a cookbook (which I will explain to you) and I would like to request your permission to use it. Thank you.

  54. Eleanna Kirby says

    The recipe is wonderful! Please let me know if soy flour will substitute for peanut flour in the peanut butter chip recipe. Thank you:)

  55. DeDeNYC says

    5 stars
    These. Are. Awesome!!!!!! Soooo simple, and sooooo yummy!!! I’ve been looking for vegan peanut butter chips and can I tell you it’s impossible? I thought making them myself would be shear drudgery involving multiple exotic ingredients and procedures. Oh how wonderful you are for posting such a deliciously simple recipe! Tried it with the coconut oil and it was just heaven. When I can get my hands on some cocoa butter I’ll try it that way too. Thanks!!!

  56. Laura Weinstein says

    These are the most digusting things I have ever tried. There are many delicious recipes out there for this and they happen to be vegan anyway. My trouble is they are all too tender and don’t hold up to baking. I was hopeful for this one but they taste like cardboard. Should have known better…..there’s not enough sweet!

  57. Drea says

    I should have known you would have a recipe for what I needed. This took some digging, I was putting ‘vegan peanut butter chips recipe’ into google, but you were not coming up right away , but when i added mold candy, it came up! You always have wonderful recipes, excited to try this one. Making a variety of homemade candy as the thank you gift for my daughter’s fifth birthday. They will all be pigs, will send you a photo once they are complete.

  58. Katie K says

    Hi! I know this post is super duper old, but I ran across it while trying desperately to find some vegan PB chips that would hold their shape in cookies and THESE ARE THE ONE!! Stupidly easy to make, and they stood up to baking in big chunky Levain style cookies (aka these were in the oven for a good long time). They maintained their shape and were nice and soft and not just little melted pockets in my cookies! I made them with PB2, but will try another small batch with regular peanut butter and see how they go. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS RECIPE! I feel like I’d be able to adapt it for lots of other types of chips, and you probably don’t get enough recognition for what a great, simple recipe this is! Thank you!

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