Heavenly Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

by lydia on February 11, 2011

Do I even need to say a single word? Do we not all love and die for chocolate peanut butter cups? I am happy to have found a way to still consume this fabulous candies, only converted to a far superior version that is more flavorful and actually healthy. I now make these once every fall for the kids as a special treat, to help them not feel deprived of all that Halloween candy they collect that the ‘Switch Witch’ comes for.

Heavenly Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


  • 2 cups organic dark chocolate (or milk chocolate if you prefer, and preferably non-gmo, soy free)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cultured butter
  • 1/2 cup organic natural peanut butter - I use a brand with palm oil (creamy
  • or crunchy)
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Melt chocolate and oil in a small mug in the toaster oven on low heat for 4 minutes, additionally in another mug add the butter, peanut butter and honey. Or in 2 small saucepans over low heat on the stove top.
  2. Line a mini muffin tin with paper cup liners. Once the chocolate is melted add a small spoonful and tilt the cup to coat it with the chocolate, but don't let it get to the top of the paper cup. Repeat with all the liners then place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from freezer, and to each cup add a dollop of the peanut mixture. Place back in the freezer for another 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from freezer and top each cup with remaining chocolate. Freeze again for 5 minutes. Then place in a container in the refrigerator. Let the chocolates sit out for a few minutes before eating. These chocolates will need to remain refrigerated.

Depending on the size of your mini muffin pan, this recipe should make around 32 cups.

Bon Apetit! (……..and yes, you can thank me later!!)

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Laurie February 12, 2011 at 7:22 am

Oh golly! You have just made my husband a very happy man! I am making these little beauties for sure! Thank you!!!!!

Megan February 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm

YUM! These look absolutely delicious. Much better than the Reeses I used to eat as a kid.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist February 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Ok, I’m making these. Thanks for sharing this at Monday Mania! These look simply terrific!

Sheri February 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Wow, these look good and I’d liketo link this to Sheri’s Sweet Life at sheriburns.blogspot.com since they contain honey!

lydia February 16, 2011 at 9:10 am

Hi Sheri, yes feel free to link to this!!

Meagan February 26, 2011 at 1:34 am

I’ve made a similar version before. But now Justin’s makes Dark Chocolate pbutter cups which are AMAZING. I eat those when I don’t have time to make these.

trisha October 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

Hey lydia! Thanks for this recipe. Me and my 5 year old make these for my husband for all the holidays and tomorrow is his birthday, so guess what we are doing?! Yummy! We also made your chocolate chip banana muffins but with pumpkin yesterday and they were delicious! Thanks!

Laura Black March 22, 2012 at 2:15 am

These look wonderful. Thanks.

kat October 16, 2013 at 8:49 pm

By cultured butter do you mean Ghee?

lydia October 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Any butter would do -but Kerry Gold is a good example of a cultured butter. Ghee is essentially clarified butter, which would also work! Enjoy!

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