Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Just 6 ingredients, gluten-free, vegan and no bake, these are a healthier version of the classic and so yummy!

Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Super easy to make and a fan favorite... a perfect treat to keep a stash in the freezer!

Small but mighty!

No matter what new treats we’re trying, these MINI CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS remain a fan favorite.  There is always a stash in our fridge or freezer.

Just 6 ingredients, Gluten-free, Vegan and no bake, they are a healthier version of the classic and SO YUMMY!

And they are made with only 6 ingredients: natural peanut butter, maple syrup, graham cracker crumbs, coconut oil, mini dairy free chocolate chips and dairy free milk  of choice.

The graham cracker crumbs are mixed in with the peanut butter for a little crunch and they are topped with sea salt or chopped walnuts for some extra yumm!

And did I mention they are SUPER easy to make?  Perfect to meal prep a batch and keep in the fridge or  freezer for when you want something sweet.

In a saucepan, you’ll heat the peanut butter and coconut oil until melted, then stir in the maple syrup and crushed graham crackers. Then scoop the mix into the mini muffin tins. One of my kids likes the just like this— without the chocolate!

 

 

I however, love the chocolate on top!  So next you melt the chocolate chips and almond milk and pour over the peanut butter mixture.  Top with walnuts or sea salt if using and let set in the refrigerator for a few hours.  You can eat them warm… they’ll taste great! But they’ll hold form better obviously if you let them set.

Have a peanut allergy? While I have not made these with anything other than peanut butter, they should work equally well and taste super yummy with other nut butters or sunflower seed butter. Leave a comment below is you try them this way 🙂

Hope you love these as much as we do!

Scroll down for recipe and leave  me a comment if you try it.

For guidance on finding safe Gluten-Free Halloween Candy, check out this post by GF Jules and this list from About.com.  As a reminder, use these or any list as a guide and always use your own best judgment as ingredients, formulations and manufacturing processes change constantly.

 

 

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
 
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Just 6 ingredients, gluten-free, vegan and no bake, these chocolate peanut butter cups are super easy to make and SO YUMMY! Store well in the refrigerator for several weeks or the freezer for several months.
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Recipe type: Dessert, No Bake, Healthy Treat
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Serves: 24 mini cups
Ingredients
Peanut Butter Base
  • 1 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup gluten-free graham cracker crumbs (we chopped gluten-free graham crackers in a food processor)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
Chocolate Topping
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chips (I used Enjoy Life Foods )
  • ¼ cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • Sea Salt or chopped walnuts for sprinkling, optional but recommended
Instructions
Place parchment baking cups in 24 mini muffin tins and set aside.
Peanut Butter Base
  1. In a sauce pan over low heat, mix peanut butter and coconut oil until well combined/ peanut butter softens. Add graham cracker crumbs and maple syrup. Stir until well combined.
  2. Remove mixture from heat and divide evenly among muffin cups.
Chocolate topping
  1. In a small saucepan, over low heat, add chocolate chips and almond milk. Stir until the chocolate has melted and mixture well combined.
  2. Spoon melted chocolate mixture evenly over the peanut butter mixture.
Top with chopped walnuts or sea salt, if using
Place in refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours before serving.
Store in refrigerator or freezer.

 

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16 thoughts on “Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

  1. omg! These were so easy to make and so awesome . I’ve made them twice already . I had to substitute Barney’s almond butter the second time because I had no natural peanut butter and my daughters wanted them ASAP! They were just as delicious !!

  2. These are totally amazing. Just had to have a go at making them. So easy to do and super yummy. Big hit with the peanut butter lovers in the family. Would recommend to anyone to have a go and try them!😊

    1. Thanks! They are a fan favorite in our house! Long ago, we used to make them with dairy-free butter (like Earth Balance) in place of coconut oil… I might try that before another oil. Let me know if you try them!

      1. The butter worked perfect! These are amazing and so easy!! My only concern is that I may eat all of them in one sitting haha😊

        1. Great! They do have a problem of disappearing quickly lol But they do freeze well… we store them in the freezer and everyone grabs then from there … slows you down a little 🙂

  3. These are really good and everyone must try them because they are so easy to make, and the flavour is so satisfying even for a sweet tooth like me! ❤️

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