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GF Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

This recipe is my new homemade favorite peanut butter cup to have after lunch or dinner. They’re super easy to make!

a tall stack of peanut butter cups with salt on top.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are super easy to make right at home!

Have you bitten into some Reese’s peanut butter cups and then wondered how many ingredients they have? Save yourself the pain of reading that long list: there’s way too many of those random ingredients. I like to recreate recipes from simple ingredients right at home, and these homemade peanut butter cups are my next challenge. After working on this recipe, I’m happy to finally get to share with you this amazing sweet treat!

top view of peanut butter cups with salt on top with peanut butter and chocolate in separate bowls on the side.
How to store homemade peanut butter cups?

To store homemade peanut butter cups, refrigerate when you’re not eating them. You can freeze them to save them for next month, but I recommend enjoying them within a month if refrigerating and within 2-3 months if freezing long term.

How is dark chocolate good for you?

Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that help fight disease. It can help to lower blood pressure and improve brain function. You can learn more about the nutrition information of dark chocolate.

This classic peanut butter cup is made with quality ingredients!

These sweet cups with peanut butter filling are the best alternative to the fake foods that are on the shelves at grocery stores and gas stations. Smooth peanut butter, combined with honey and coconut oil fill the center while dark chocolate chips melt to cover the outside. They’re my new favorite treats to take on the go or have after lunch or dinner. The best part is that my kids prefer them to the store bought version!

So many ingredients in the packaged foods available to us today are filled with ingredients that are terrible for your health and well being, such as sunflower lecithin, palm kernel oil, artificial sweeteners, and sugar alcohols. None of these ingredients are beneficial for your health or even your taste buds. They just create fake sensations of flavor on your tongue while really giving your body things that will ruin your health. I like to make my own salad dressings, drinks, smoothies, desserts, and breads to know what is going into my body.

dark chocolate peanut butter cups stacked with the top cup bitten out with salt on it.

So what will we need to make these peanut butter cups?

For the chocolate layers:

Dark chocolate can help reduce the risk of heart disease and contains many antioxidants.

Coconut oil helps to make the chocolate smooth as it’s melting.

For the peanut butter filling:

Peanut butter is the classic filling to these cups. I recommend using organic peanut butter. If you prefer almond butter cups, you can use almond butter.

Honey adds sweetness and flavor to these tasty cups.

Coconut oil is needed in the filling to make it all smooth.

Sea salt is for the topping! It’s optional.

dark chocolate peanut butter cups ingredients honey, peanut butter, coconut oil, dark chocolate, and salt.

Here are some more recipes you’ll enjoy:

These Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are a sweet treat that’s super easy to bake!

This recipe of Peach and Brie Puff Pastry Tarts combine the natural flavors of fruits and cheese in a baked delicacy.

dark chocolate peanut butter cups stacked with the top cup bitten out with salt on it.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

This recipe is my new homemade favorite peanut butter cups to have after lunch or dinner. They're super easy to make!
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Course: Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Allergy: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 228kcal


  • Double boiler
  • Muffin tin
  • Muffin tin liners


Chocolate layer

  • cups dark chocolate, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil

Peanut butter layer

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 pinch salt, for decoration


  • Melt chopped dark chocolate with coconut oil using the microwave or over a double boiler. If choosing the microwave method, stir after a 30-second interval.
    1½ cups dark chocolate,, 4 Tbsp coconut oil
    melted chocolate in a white bowl with a spoon.
  • Prepare a muffin tin with liners. Pour the half of melted chocolate into the prepared liners. Transfer to the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
    chocolate in white cups in a muffin tin.
  • Mix peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil, microwave for 15 seconds to melt the oil, and mix well.
    ½ cup peanut butter, 2 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp coconut oil
    melted peanut butter with a spoon in a bowl.
  • Spread the peanut butter layer over the chocolate layer. Freeze for 10 minutes.
    peanut butter in white cups in a grey muffin tin.
  • Pour the remaining chocolate over the peanut butter layer. Freeze for 30 minutes.
    a grey muffin tin with white muffin cups and chocolate in them.
  • Decorate with salt.
    1 pinch salt,
    peanut butter cups stacked with salt on top.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These are amazing! And unexpectedly easy to make! I doubled the batch so I have an extra stash in the freezer. Thanks for sharing!