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! Super easy to make, they are a perfect treat to keep in the freezer!

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Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

An easy, gluten-free and healthier chocolate peanut butter cup!

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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!

Here’s what you need:

natural peanut butter (if allergic, substitute your favorite nut or seed butter)

maple syrup

graham cracker crumbs

coconut oil

mini dairy free chocolate chips

dairy free milk  of choice (I like to use almond milk or soy milk with these)

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Free-from Friends: 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.

And they are so tasty!

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

How to Make Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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.

All you do is, 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!

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I, however, loooove the chocolate on top!

So next you melt the chocolate chips and almond milk and pour over the peanut butter mixture.

Let set in the refrigerator for a few hours.

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If you’re topping with kosher salt or walnuts, add after about 1 hour in the refrigerator.

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And enjoy!

They hold their form well and can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer, but we like to store them in the freezer (and usually eat them straight out of the freezer!) since they last longer.

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Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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.
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Healthy Treat, Dessert, No Bake
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free
Keyword: mini chocolate peanut butter cups, homemade chocolate peanut butter cups, gluten-free vegan chocolate peanut butter cups, gluten-free dairy free chocolate peanut butter cups
Servings: 24 mini cups
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


Peanut Butter Base

  • 1 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free graham cracker crumbs we chopped gluten-free graham crackers with our hands or in a food processor
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted

Chocolate Topping

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chips I used Enjoy Life Foods
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • Sea Salt or chopped walnuts for sprinkling optional but recommended


Place parchment baking cups in 24 mini muffin tins and set aside.

    Peanut Butter Base

    • 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.
    • Remove mixture from heat and divide evenly among muffin cups.

    Chocolate topping

    • In a small saucepan, over low heat, add chocolate chips and almond milk. Stir until the chocolate has melted and mixture well combined.
    • Spoon melted chocolate mixture evenly over the peanut butter mixture.

    Place in refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours before serving. If topping with chopped walnuts or sea salt, add them at about an hour into chilling.

      Store in refrigerator or freezer. In the freezer, they will stay fresher longer.

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        34 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 !!

          1. Yay! SO happy you love them too! I bet there are amazing with almond butter too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

        2. 5 stars
          These look and sound amazing – my kids would love me forever if I made these for them. Guess I should get busy! 😉

        3. 5 stars
          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!?

        4. These look amazing, I can’t wait to try them today! Can I substitute regular oil for the coconut oil as I am allergic?

          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 🙂

        5. 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! ❤️

          1. Aw, thanks Maida! So happy you love them as much as we do! And I agree- they are super satisfying!

        6. 5 stars
          Just made these today and they are delicious! I love the combination of the chocolate and peanut butter and that we can make them in advance of needing to use them – that is if we can keep our hands off of them before we get them in the freezer! It was our first time making these, but def not our last! Thanks for the recipe!

        7. 5 stars
          I made these today! I used cashew butter and cashew milk as replacements. I was also out of gf graham crackers so I used crushed pretzels (threw them in the food processor). They turned out delicious! Added that salty/sweet taste.

        8. 5 stars
          These are so yummy. I make some with chocolate and some with white chocolate as my son is allergic to cocoa. I’ve also started putting the chocolate into a pastry piping bag to top the peanut butter mixture….so much easier and much quicker as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

        9. 5 stars
          These are amazing! Followed the recipe as is and they are perfect! The chocolate and peanut butter and the crunch of the graham cracker with sea salt on top is just delicious! Can’t wait to make these again! Double batch next time as my kids LOVED!

        10. AMAZING and couldn’t be easier to make! I needed a chocolate freezer stash for those hard days (#motherhood), and these mini PB cups were just what the doctor ordered! I’m eating one right now, and I’m in heaven. Thank you so much for this delicious recipe 🙂

        11. Hi!
          I made this yesterday and the taste was super yummy, but they did not set properly?
          I kept them in the fridge overnight but as soon as I kept them outside they became soft. Please do reply thanks.

          1. While that happens with some no-bake treats more than others, these tend to hold their form well in my experience — that said, we do store them in the freezer or fridge. And sometimes there is a variation in texture based on the peanut butter texture — if it’s wetter or drier.

        12. 5 stars
          Love this recipe! So good to make in advance and keep them in the freezer and defrost as needed (if they last that long)!

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