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Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

These super quick and easy vegan peanut butter cups will give Reese’s a run for their money!5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups

5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups

I’ve had a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup obsession for as long as I can remember.

They were my movie-theater snack of choice, my favorite lunchbox addition, and every year on Halloween when my sister and I would get back from trick-or-treating, we’d go through our candy and trade all of her peanut butter cups for my Sour Patch Kids, Starbursts, Nerds, Skittles, and other offending items that have absolutely no place in a true chocoholic’s stash of Halloween candy.

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Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

These Peanut Butter Cups Can Be:

Egg Free

Dairy Free

Keto

Vegan

Paleo

Soy Free

Sugar Free

Gluten Free

Also if you stack them really high, you can play Peanut Butter Jenga.

And if you’re wondering what Peanut Butter Jenga is… well, it’s like regular Jenga, except you eat the pieces instead of putting them back 😉

homemade peanut butter cups

Peanut Butter Cup Filling Ideas

Mashed Banana

Coconut Caramel

Coconut Butter

Almond Butter

Strawberry Jam

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Rainbow Unicorn Dip

Brownie Batter Dip

Mashed Blueberries

Healthy Nutella

Vegan Marshmallow Fluff

So if you need a nut free option, or are not a fan of peanut butter or simply want to try something different, you still have so many possibilities for the filling! What would be your dream peanut butter cup flavor… Can you think of any flavors I’ve left out?

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cups, with just 5 ingredients (keto, vegan)

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Adapted from Ice Cube Tray Peanut Butter Cups

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Total Time: 10m
Yield: 10-15 peanut butter cups
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, or allergy-friendly sub
  • optional 1 1/2 tbsp sweetener of choice
  • optional 1/8 tsp salt
  • optional rice crispies, cacao nibs, chia seeds, etc.
  • chocolate coating recipe below

Instructions

*For the chocolate, you can either melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips (with recommended-but-optional 2 tsp vegetable or coconut oil for a smoother sauce), OR stir together 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder, 2 tbsp melted coconut oil or cacao butter, and 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or agave to form a thin sauce.

For the recipe: Stir peanut butter together with all optional ingredients. (I included the optional sweetener in there because most peanut butter cup recipes do include a sweetener in the filling. But if you’re used to healthy desserts that aren’t super-sweet, it’s also fine to omit.) Spread about 1 tsp chocolate sauce up the sides of either mini cupcake liners or candy molds. Freeze. Add about a tsp of the peanut butter (or one of the alternative fillings listed earlier in this post). Cover with another tsp more chocolate. Freeze to set. If using the chocolate chip option, these don’t need refrigeration; the coconut-oil version should stay chilled.

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Published on September 27, 2018

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  1. Natasha says

    Beautiful photos as usual. I love how you only use as many ingredients as you need in your recipes, no “extra pinch of this” or “1/8th cup of that”. I love Reese’s cups too, and I’m going to try this sometime.
    I don’t think I have a favorite Halloween candy, because I like most of them, but I can name some I don’t like. I dislike the Dots gumdrops, original Tootsie rolls, and the cheap hard candies with no brand name on them. Ah, who knows what those are made of..
    Thanks for posting this before Halloween, too. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Leslie says

    Yum! I recently found out I have a gluten allergy so I am now very cautious but I love Reese’s peanut butter cups! I’ll definitely have to give these a try.

  3. Nykki says

    Love me some Reeses’!!! These would also be so good with a pumpkin filling OR a birthday cake filling <3 OMG OR PISTACHIO BUTTER!!!!

  4. Cassie Autumn Tran says

    I LOVE peanut butter cups! Growing up, I had always wanted to try those massive peanut butter eggs or rabbits from Easter candy. Might have to make a giant peanut butter cup out of this recipe instead of ten or fifteen! LOL!

  5. Ashley says

    Could I do this with sugar free chocolate chips? Do you know if they melt the same? I just found out I have gestational diabetes and would love a little treat now and then. Thank you!

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