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Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (Paleo Option, Naturally-Sweetened)

These homemade peanut butter cups recipe is perfect for treating yourself to something decadent with real, whole food ingredients that compromise neither health nor indulgence!
Prep Time15 mins
Chill time45 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 -13 Peanut Butter Cups
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Beth Ricci


for the chocolate part

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon butter*

for the peanut butter filling

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter*


  • Melt and stir all chocolate ingredients together over low heat.
  • In a separate pot, mix and stir all peanut butter filling ingredients together over low heat.
  • Prepare a muffin tin with muffin papers. I used mini muffin papers. (It made just over a dozen).
  • Pour some chocolate into each cup - less than half full.
  • Freeze for 15 minutes.
  • Spoon some peanut butter mixture on top of each frozen chocolate cup. Smooth it down to get into the cracks of the muffin paper so that it looks pretty. If you care about that sorta thing.
  • Freeze for 15 minutes.
  • Pour more chocolate on top of each cup to finish off.
  • Freeze for 15 minutes.
  • 10. Once they are nice and firm, go ahead and store them in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer. They'll stay fresh longer than it'll take you to eat them! Enjoy!


To make these Paleo, just use coconut oil instead of butter, and all almond butter instead of peanut butter.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.1mg