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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 245kcal


  • 12 oz dark chocolate I used 70%
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter or nut butter of your choice


  • 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.
  • Line a muffin tin with 12 silicon muffin liners. Pour a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each liner.
  • Place the tray in the freezer for 5 minutes to let the chocolate firm up.
  • Scoop a scant tablespoon of nut butter into the center of each cup, and use spoon to flatten slightly.
  • Pour chocolate over the top just enough to cover the nut butter.
  • Sprinkle with salt, seeds, or cocoa nibs if desired.
  • Place into the freezer for one hour to firm up.


  • Nutrition values are an estimate only and will vary depending amount and type of chocolate and nut butter used.
  • Be sure to allow peanut butter cups to thaw for 10 mins before biting into them! 


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 4mg