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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.

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 10 - 15 peanut butter cups


  • 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


  • *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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Also be sure to try these Homemade Chocolate Bars.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 62kcal