Homemade Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups

Welcome back, foodies! Today, I am thrilled to share with you a guilt-free delight that will satisfy your sweet cravings without compromising on your health – Homemade Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups. This easy-to-follow recipe brings together the goodness of natural ingredients, such as coconut oil, dark chocolate, and homemade peanut butter without powdered sugar, creating a luscious treat that everyone will love. What’s more, we’ll explore some exciting variations, including matcha-infused, nut butter-filled, and protein-packed versions. So, let’s dive in and indulge in this wholesome and heavenly dessert!

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You will notice that I added some date syrup in this video. This is not mandatory.

Choosing the Right Chocolate:

When making sugar-free peanut butter cups, choosing the right chocolate is crucial to achieving the perfect balance of flavor and sweetness. Look for sugar-free dark chocolate with a high percentage of cacao content, preferably 70% or higher. The higher the cacao content, the less sugar the chocolate contains, making it a healthier option. Be mindful that some sugar-free chocolates may contain artificial sweeteners like stevia or erythritol. While these sweeteners can provide a sugar-free alternative, it’s essential to read the label carefully and choose a brand that uses natural sweeteners, if possible. The goal is to enjoy a wholesome treat without sacrificing taste or resorting to artificial ingredients. Opt for reputable brands with minimal additives and a rich, complex cacao flavor that will complement the peanut butter filling perfectly. Remember, it’s all about making conscious choices to create a truly delightful and healthier homemade dessert!

Selecting the Perfect Nut Butter for peanut butter cups homemade

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peanut butter cup homemade

When it comes to making your homemade sugar-free peanut butter cups, choosing the right nut butter is just as crucial as selecting the chocolate. Many store-bought nut butter brands contain added sugars, which can undermine your efforts to create a healthy treat. To ensure your peanut butter cups are truly sugar-free and nutritious, opt for a 100% nut butter with no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. Check the ingredient list to confirm that it contains only nuts (such as peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc.) and perhaps a touch of salt for flavor. Natural nut butters provide a rich, nutty taste that complements the chocolate coating harmoniously, elevating the overall experience of your delectable homemade peanut butter cups. Remember, simplicity is key, and choosing pure nut butter will contribute to the wholesome and delicious nature of your treat.

Peanut Butter Cups Protein

You can add some good quality protein to your nut butter for a protein rich Pb cups!

I love this brand: Vittal Proteins

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I Obtained this ball nut butter when adding 1 tbs of proteins to my peanut butter

Healthy Variations:

1. Matcha-Infused Peanut Butter Cups: For a unique twist, add 1 tablespoon of high-quality matcha powder to the peanut butter mixture before filling the cups. The vibrant green hue and subtle earthy flavor of matcha will elevate your peanut butter cups to a whole new level!

2. Nut Butter-Filled Peanut Butter Cups: Experiment with different nut butters like almond butter, cashew butter, or hazelnut butter. Fill the cups halfway with the chosen nut butter, freeze for 10 minutes, and then add the peanut butter filling before sealing with chocolate.

3. Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Cups: To boost the protein content, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the peanut butter mixture. Opt for a flavor that complements the taste, such as chocolate or vanilla. This variation is perfect for fitness enthusiasts and those seeking a post-workout treat.

peanut butter cup homemade
peanut butter cup homemade


Congratulations! You have just mastered the art of making Homemade Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups, a healthy and delightful alternative to store-bought sweets. With this versatile recipe, you can explore various flavor combinations, like matcha, other nut butters, and protein-infused treats. Whether you enjoy them as a snack or dessert, these delectable peanut butter cups will surely become a household favorite. So, gather your ingredients, have fun experimenting, and enjoy these guilt-free pleasures with your loved ones! Happy cooking!

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Homemade Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups

peanut butter cup homemade

Hey there, fellow foodies! Today, we're diving into the wonderful world of homemade treats with a recipe that's sure to make your taste buds dance – I'm talking about Homemade Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups! Get ready for a guilt-free, finger-licking experience that will satisfy your sweet cravings without compromising on your health.


  • 1 cup of natural, unsweetened peanut butter (or almond, cashew, or any nut butter of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil (organic, unrefined)
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces of sugar-free dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa content), chopped
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Prepare the Peanut Butter Filling:
    In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Mix well until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. Set aside.
  2. Create the Chocolate Coating:

2 Options

**4. Create the Chocolate Coating (Option 1 - Double Boiler Method):**
To ensure the chocolate melts smoothly without burning, use a double boiler. Fill a saucepan with water and place it over low to medium heat. Place a heatproof bowl on top, ensuring it fits snugly and doesn't touch the water. Add the chopped dark chocolate to the bowl and allow it to melt slowly, stirring occasionally. Once the chocolate is smooth and fully melted, remove the bowl from the heat.

**4. Create the Chocolate Coating (Option 2 - Microwave Method):**
Alternatively, you can melt the dark chocolate using a microwave. Place the chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it in 30-second intervals, stirring well each time until smooth. Be cautious not to overheat the chocolate, as it can easily burn.

Continue with Step 3 of the instructions to assemble the peanut butter cups. Whichever method you choose, the result will be irresistibly delicious and perfectly coated peanut butter cups! Enjoy!


  1. Assemble the Peanut Butter Cups:
    Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Using a spoon or a pastry brush, coat the bottom and sides of each liner with melted chocolate. Ensure that the chocolate goes about 1/3 of the way up.
  2. Add the Peanut Butter Filling:
    Spoon approximately one tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture into each chocolate-lined cup, leaving some space at the top.
  3. Seal with More Chocolate:
    Pour the remaining melted chocolate over the peanut butter filling, ensuring it covers the top entirely. Smooth the surface with a spoon or spatula.
  4. Set and Enjoy:
    Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the peanut butter cups to set. Once firm, remove the paper liners, and your healthy homemade peanut butter cups are ready to be savored!


Ta-da! There you have it – your very own batch of healthy and scrumptious Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups! I hope you had a blast making these goodies as much as I did sharing the recipe with you.

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