Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

GUESS WHAT I DID LAST WEEK??  I made Peanut Butter Cups.  Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups!  Totally nutritious, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free and guilt-free.  Soooo I obviously ate like, four in a row 😉

And I sure loved sharing the eats with you here and here on Twitter.

These Homemade Peanut Butter Cups will restore your faith in everything — the super creamy peanut butter filling, the rich and sweet milk chocolate coating.

It’s like comfort on top of comfort.  You know, for those extra tough days.

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These are comforting, rich, sweet and decadent — just like the storebought version — but without the excess calories, fat, sugar and strange additives (PGPR) and preservatives (TBHQ).

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You know, I can resist some things but definitely not these Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups.  Far from it.

I had a hard time NOT eating every single one of these in five seconds flat…  ummm, I kinda finished them all the same day I made them.  But that’s not a problem, they’re healthy and totally guilt-free.

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It’s pop quiz time:

Question:  What’s better than one Peanut Butter Cup?

Answer:  TWO Peanut Butter Cups!

… Or four  😉

Take it from me — always keep a batch of these on hand!  Why?  In case of emergencies, duhhh.

8 cups

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Fat per serving: 6g

Calories per serving: 80



You can find the full recipe and instructions in the Naughty or Nice Cookbook!


I originally wasn’t going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing Naughty or Nice.  But, I understand not having a recipe here can be frustrating.  So, I’ll meet you halfway…  how does that sound?  I’ll show you all the ingredients I use in the recipe.  That way, you can determine on your own whether or not the cookbook is for you!

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Be happy.

Live fully.

Feel naughty, eat nice.


– Jess


42 comments on “Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups”

  1. Saw these this morning….. went to the store, bought the ingredients I didn’t have, made them…. SO GOOD. Your recipes are my favorite; I’ve been on a baking spree with them 🙂 Next up- Peanut butter fudge!

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  3. Love your website!

  4. Can I use truvia and blend into making a powder?

    • Shweta-
      Truvia should work if you powder it in a blender or food processor. Or, you can just let it dissolve in the yogurt before mixing the filling all together. Just note that Truvia is 2x as sweet as erythritol so I would recommend using only 2 tbs. Hope you like the recipe! 🙂

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  6. Peanut butter cups were my favorite before my son was diagnosed with a peanut allergy. We prefer Sunbutter over Soybutter. Any idea how to make this with Sunbutter?

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  8. Wow, just made these and they are wonderful!!!! PB cups are my weakness so I’m so thankful to have a healthy alternative. Thanks a million for the recipe!!!

  9. Couldn’t you make the chocolate part with unsweetened dark cocoa powder?

  10. I’m a newbie to this low-carb, sugar-free way of life and I’m finding it extremely difficult to find desert recipes that don’t require baking or very many ingredients..You see, I don’t enjoy cooking and have never baked a desert outside of a bundt cake and don’t have things in my cupboard like peanut flour and powdered erythritol..My question is, am I able to substitute the peanut flour for another flour like say coconut or almond and sweet leaf stevia in place of erythritol? Also, can you recommend any other desert recipes that are no bake requiring very few ingredients that are of the  peanut butter, coconut and chocolate variety?

  11. Thanks Jess..I appreciate your help but I think I’m going to have to give up on the notion of making a desert..There is just too much that goes into baking these delectables and I just find it intimidating..The only desert I’ve made since being on this low carb sugar free diet and the easiest are vanilla coconut bars..I spread peanut butter over them and I was a happy camper:^)

  12. Hi, I love your recipes and would LOVE to make the peanutbutter cups!
    Can you please tell me, what is Erythritol ??



  13. Having trouble finding peanut flour. Can I substitute peanut butter powder instead?

  14. Heather Taylor

    What about sugar alcohol content? is there away to avoid those?

    • If you don’t want to use erythritol (even though it’s all-natural and sugar-free!), you can use another powdered sweetener: organic/fair-trade powdered sugar will yield results almost exactly the same as the original, but they won’t be sugar-free anymore. If you want a less processed sweetener, you can use powdered coconut sugar or date sugar or granulated honey, but the flavor will be very different and the filling’s color will be a dark brown. Hope this helps! 🙂

      • Thanks for your reply and suggestions!
        I can’t have refined sugars and am very sensitive to sugar alcohols unfortunately. Both upset my stomach terribly. Natural sweetners are definitely better for you from a health standpoint but I was wondering if Splenda could be used?
        I am hoping to find some ways to enjoy a little dessert once in awhile and these rexipes sound amazing!!

      • Sorry to hear that Heather! I haven’t tried Splenda here but I’m sure it would work just fine. The erythritol doesn’t affect the texture all too much, it’s just there for sweetness 🙂

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  24. hi jess, can I make this recipe a different version without ruining it, one with higher protein?

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