Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

This was actually going to be a peanut-only butter cups recipe, but I then decided to give it a chocolate-y twist.

And I think this turned out pretty great! The soft and velvety peanut butter layer with not-so-soft-but-OH-SO-DELICIOUS chocolate layer teamed up to make some really good butter cups.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

The recipe requires only 6 ingredients – maple syrup, coconut oil, peanut butter, vanilla essence, salt, and dark chocolate. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

As with most butter cups, there is no cooking/baking required (well technically, you do have to melt the chocolates). You’ll then have to fridge them for 3-4 hours.

The peanut butter layer takes a lot longer to set than the chocolate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I filled and froze them in silicone cupcake molds. These are so neat!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

All in all, this is a must-try recipe specially if you’re a PB, or chocolate lover (or both). 

Let’s do this!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
5 from 4 votes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Easy and delicious vegan chocolate peanut butter cups recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butter cups, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, peanut butter cups, vegan butter cups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 14 cups
Calories 266 kcal
Author Veganbell



  1. In a large mixing bowl, add maple syrup + coconut oil + peanut butter + vanilla + salt. Stir and combine.

  2. Pour melted chocolate onto the silicone cupcake molds (around 1.5 tablespoons on each mold). Then pour peanut butter mixture (around 1.5 tablespoons) on top.

  3. Transfer to your fridge and let it chill for 3-4 hours.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

I used the double boiler method to melt the chocolate (instruction in the video). Alternatively, you can also microwave them for 15-30 seconds.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 222mg6%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Tasted just as good as the packaged ones and way healthier than those.
    I made a small batch at first which was finished very I’m thinking of making a bigger batch and wanted to know how long they’ll stay good in the fridge.

  2. I won’t be buying the packaged Reese Peanut buttercups anymore.if only I knew it was this easy to make, I would have saved so much.Thanks !

  3. Few ingredients, no cooking, vegan and easy to follow.
    Mine came perfectly shaped as yours also I added some salted peanuts on top for a more crunchy texture. My family loved them.