side angle of chocolate peanut butter cups, one leaning against the other with a bite taken out

5 Ingredient Healthier Peanut Butter Cups

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 16 minis 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: chilling
  • Cuisine: chocolate
  • Diet: Vegan


These healthier peanut butter cups are made with only 5 simple, good-for-you ingredients. Once you start making these at home, you won’t stop!




  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl with the coconut oil in a bowl. I did this in a microwave stirring every 30 seconds.
  2. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into the bottom of a silicone candy mold. I used mini cups.
  3. Use a chopstick to spread it across the bottom and up the sides.
  4. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes while you make the peanut butter mixture.
  5. In a second bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, agave nectar, and almond flour.
  6. Use 1/2 teaspoon to scoop some into your hands.
  7. Roll into a little ball and place into the center of the chocolate cups.
  8. Tap the tops of each to flatten them so they’re not sticking out the tops of the molds.
  9. Top with additional melted chocolate so the peanut butter layer is covered and refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened, about an hour.
  10. Store in the fridge.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 122
  • Sugar: 9.8g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.6g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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