four dark chocolate peanut butter cups stacked in a tower

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Make your own Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with only three ingredients! You can also switch things up and make Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Butter Cups for a fun twist on a classic. Easy to make and a healthier option, these are the perfect bite of something sweet to satisfy a chocolate craving.

Course candy
Cuisine American
Keyword Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Freezing time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 245 kcal
Author Katie Trant


  • 12 oz dark chocolate I used 70%
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter or nut butter of your choice
US Customary - Metric


  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Combine in a microwave-proof bowl with the coconut oil, and microwave in 30 second bursts until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

  2. Line a muffin tin with 12 silicon muffin liners. Pour a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each liner.

  3. Place the tray in the freezer for 5 minutes to let the chocolate firm up.

  4. Scoop a scant tablespoon of nut butter into the center of each cup, and use spoon to flatten slightly.

  5. Pour chocolate over the top just enough to cover the nut butter.

  6. Sprinkle with salt, seeds, or cocoa nibs if desired.

  7. Place into the freezer for one hour to firm up.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 275mg8%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 11IU0%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.