5 Ingredient Coconut Oil Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


Hello and Happy Halloween!

Today I’m going to share an insanely easy recipe for for some very decadent sweet treats: dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

After discovering the wonders of coconut oil dark chocolate I knew that I needed to make some peanut butter cups ASAP. And I’m so glad I did!

These cute little cups are fantastic because they only require 5 ingredients, most of which are common pantry staples in a plant-based kitchen! All you need is peanut butter, coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and a liquid sweetener like maple or agave syrup.

This is a great recipe to play around with some optional toppings too. You can add whatever you like! Flaked coconut, chopped nuts, dried fruit, hemp hearts, anything goes!

For the photo shoot I filled these mini muffin liners right to the brim. For eating I prefer them to be only 1/2 – 2/3 full because they’re very rich.

For layered cups you’re going to: 1) spoon 1 level layer of chocolate into each cup (the amount is up to you, I find about 3/4 – 1 tsp to be about right.) and pop them in the freezer for 5-10 minutes until hard. 2) Top each chocolate layer with about 1 tsp of peanut butter (add more if you loove the PB.) Freeze for 15-20 minutes until the peanut butter layer hardens. 3.) Repeat step 1.

If you’re not a fan of the layer/freeze/layer/freeze/etc. thing, you are in luck because I have a shortcut for you! 1) Spoon 2 tsp of melted chocolate into each cup. 2) Spoon 1 tsp of melted peanut butter into the cup. 3) Grab a knife or skewer and twirl it through the melt-y peanut butter/chocolate mixture until you achieve a pretty swirl effect. 4) Pop them in freezer until hard. That’s it!

Because we’re using coconut oil chocolate here, these cups need to be kept chilled in your fridge or freezer. If you don’t, you’re going to have a very scary (but still delicious!) pile of peanut buttery-chocolate-yness. So make sure to keep them cold! You can eat them straight out of the freezer or let them soften at room temp. for about 5 minutes before enjoying one.

These 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups are vegan, gluten and soy free, naturally sweetened and made with minimally processed ingredients.

Since there’s no need for a hot double-boiler to melt the chocolate here, making these would be a great kid-friendly Halloween activity! Plus, you’ll have something that’s decadent AND wholesome to enjoy while you’re handing candy out to the kiddos this year! Happy snacking!

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Ingredients :

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 recipe coconut oil chocolate
  • 1/3–2/3 cup natural peanut butter (room temperature)
  • optional toppings: Flaked coconut, chopped nuts, dried fruit, hemp hearts, etc.

Instructions :

  1. In a warm bowl, whisk together: melted coconut oil, cocoa, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  2. Spoon 1 level layer of chocolate into each cup (the amount is up to you, I find about 3/4 – 1 tsp to be about right.) and pop them in the freezer for 5-10 minutes until hard.
  3. Top each chocolate layer with about 1 tsp of peanut butter (add more if you loove the PB.) Freeze for 15-20 minutes until the peanut butter layer hardens.
  4. Repeat step 1: Spoon 1 level layer of chocolate into each cup (the amount is up to you, I find about 3/4 – 1 tsp to be about right.)
  5. Optional: Add toppings like chopped nus and goji berries.
  6. Pop them in the freezer for 5-10 minutes until hard.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. Spoon 2 tsp of melted chocolate into each cup.
  9. Spoon 1 tsp of melted peanut butter into the cup.
  10. Grab a knife or skewer and twirl it through the melt-y peanut butter/chocolate mixture until you achieve a pretty swirl effect.
  11. Pop them in freezer until hard.
  12. Enjoy!

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