Easy vegan peanut butter cups

What’s not to love about peanut butter cups? They’re the perfect combination of two of the best things in the world: peanut butter and chocolate.

This peanut buttercup recipe is vegan and effortless to follow. These homemade treats are way healthier than the original ones you find in the store.

homemade peanut butter cups topped with dried rose petals

about this recipe

Peanut butter cups are great for a quick snack or a dessert, and they’re always a hit with kids (and adults!). If you’re looking for a delicious and easy treat, try making your peanut butter cups home.

All you need is some chocolate, confectioners, sugar, and peanut butter, and you can make these tasty treats in no time. Just be sure to use high-quality chocolate for the best results.

a bowl with chocolate chips, a small dark plate with rose petals, salt and candided jinger and a small bowl with peanut butter.

Ingredients in homemade peanut butter cups

a mini muffin tin with vegan peanut butter cups

how to make homemade peanut butter cups

  1. In a small bowl, melt the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Stir until smooth.
  2. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and powdered sugar (affiliate link). Mix well.
  3. Line a muffin pan (affiliate link) with paper liners or spray oil your muffin tin.
  4. Spoon about a teaspoon of melted chocolate; repeat in all liners and let it set.
  5. Add about a teaspoon of the peanut butter mix. Cover with melted dark chocolate and finish with your favorite topping.
vegan peanut butter cups

How to melt chocolate?

Microwave: To melt chocolate in the microwave, first break the chocolate into small pieces. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it in the microwave on high power in 30 seconds intervals. Stir the chocolate and continue to heat it in the microwave in 15-second intervals until it is melted.

Double broiler: Place a heatproof bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water, ensuring the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Add the chocolate to the bowl and stir until melted.

6 homemade peanut butter cups on a dish topped with diferent ingredients.

how to store peanut butter cups

You can store peanut butter cups in an air-tight container in your pantry or fridge. These can melt pretty quickly. Just make sure that your pantry’s temperature is on the cooler side.

You could freeze these vegan candies in a freezer-safe container.

Other vegan chocolate treats that you will love:

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Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Alejandra Graf
What's not to love about peanut butter cups? They're the perfect combination of two of the best things in the world: peanut butter and chocolate.
This peanut butter cup recipe is vegan and very easy to follow. These homemade treats are way healthier than the original ones you find in the store.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 171 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 mini-sized cupcake tin
  • 12 mini sized cupcakes liners

Ingredients
  

  • 9 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate divided
  • 1/3 cup of peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Toppings *optional

  • Maldon salt
  • Dried rose petals
  • Candied sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, melt the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Stir until smooth.
  • In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and powdered sugar. Mix well.
  • Line a muffin pan with paper liners or spray oil your muffin tin.
  • Spoon about a teaspoon of melted chocolate; repeat in all liners and let it set.
  • Add about a teaspoon of the peanut butter mix. Cover with melted dark chocolate and finish with your favorite topping.

Notes

  • Make sure your chocolate is dairy-free by reading your labels.
  • If your peanut butter is unsalted, add a pinch of salt to the peanut butter-confectioners sugar mix.
  • If your chocolate is not melting smoothly and clumps, add a tablespoon of coconut oil.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 173mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 11IUCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chocolate peanut butter, peanut butter cups

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Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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This is a republish from 2014.

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