chocolate peanut butter cups
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5 from 7 votes

Better Than Reese's Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

These peanut butter cups are made with a few simple ingredients, made healthy with extra protein, natural peanut butter, coconut oil, and semi-sweet chocolate.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, easy, from scratch, gluten free, high protein, kid friendly, quick, vegan
Servings: 18
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Rach


  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder 1 scoop
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips try Enjoy Life
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


  • Fill a mini muffin tin with silicone or foil liners and grease with coconut oil.
  • Mix peanut butter with protein powder a little at a time until you reach a thick consistency that is still spreadable. This will depend on your protein powder. Approximately 1/4 cup for most types.
  • Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave, 30-60 seconds at a time, stirring in between until melted.
  • Fill the bottom of each muffin well with approximately 2 tbsp of the melted chocolate. Place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes until solid.
  • Spoon 1 tsp of the peanut butter and protein mixture on top of each muffin well and press down with the back of the spoon, leaving space around the edges
  • Add another 2 tbsp of melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter, spreading to cover if necessary. Place back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes until set.
  • Store in the fridge to prevent them from melting