Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups (Vegan)

Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups.  Let’s face it.  We all need a little something sweet every once and a while.  Who says you need to give up peanut butter cups?  While I will never eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups again, I will have a homemade peanut butter cup every now and then!


clean eating peanut butter cups


I made these with homemade peanut butter and also almond butter.  Both worked out well, but I think I liked the peanut butter cups better.  Most homemade peanut butter cup recipes call for powdered sugar.  This does not.  I just dropped some freshly made peanut butter in the middle of these.

So much better that way and also much less sugar too!  The chips I used are from Enjoy Life.  You can also make your own chocolate with 1 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup cacao powder and a few tablespoons of liquid sweetener.  Or you could melt a couple of bars of dark chocolate with a bit of milk.  Any way works.

The Enjoy Life chips have a pretty clean ingredient list and are gluten free as well.  They do contain a bit of processed sugar which is why I gave some other options.  I have tried the chips and the coconut oil chocolate.

I chopped one of these homemade peanut butter cups and ate it in my 5 Minute Banana Ice Cream.  OMG!  Best.Thing.Ever.  A healthier dessert option.

If you don’t want to use chocolate chips, you can use my 3 ingredient chocolate recipe in this video.

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Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups

Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Serves 12     adjust servings

It's a healthier version of a Reece's Cup.


  • 1 bag chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life gluten free and soy free chips)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • Roughly 3/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter


  1. Get out a couple of muffin tins and line them with paper or silicone cups. . I used standard sized muffin pans, but the mini cups would work well too.
  2. Using a double boiler, melt the chips and milk in a glass bowl, stirring constantly to get the lumps out. It makes a great arm workout.
  3. Once the chocolate and milk have combined and are smooth, pour a little bit of chocolate in the bottom of each muffin cup.
  4. Place them in the freezer for about 20 minutes to set.
  5. When they are hard, pull them out and put a dollop on nut butter on top of each one.
  6. Fill the remaining cup with chocolate.
  7. Repeat until all the cups are filled.
  8. Place back in the freezer.


Recipe Notes

I would give them a few hours to set. Actually, I store mine in the freezer as well. I think they would get too soft in the fridge. That’s it!

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110 thoughts to “Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups (Vegan)”

  1. As usual, mine do not look like the picture (mine look like a layer cake instead of a peanut butter cup), but I am sure they will taste delicious. Can't wait.
      1. they are delicious! I am keeping them in a bag in the freezer as they might melt otherwise or get really gooey.. provided they last that long...
  2. Melissa, I have a recipe for homemade chocolate (just coconut oil, cacao powder and honey) when I mix the ingredients it is in liquid form then I freeze to set/mold. If I use my homemade chocolate for this recipe would you still recommend using the almond milk?
  3. I was wandering if I could use my organic butter or something else in place of coconut oil? We dint use coconut oil in my household
  4. These look yummy, Melissa! I've made these using your 3-ingredient homemade chocolate recipe. Worked great! I kept them in the freezer which made them a yummy, refreshing "candy bar" treat in summer. The only down-side is that caffeine has the opposite effect on my husband - it GIVES him a headache. I tried making these with carob powder, but it did not blend with the coconut oil and maple syrup at all. It made a huge globby mess. If you or anyone out there knows how to successfully make this recipe OR your 3-ingredient chocolate recipe with carob, I would love to hear any suggestions. Thank you for another fun recipe.
    1. I am so glad you liked them! I have had the same experience with carob. Maybe there is a trick that someone could share?
  5. This peanut butter cups looks really yummy and delicious. I love peanut butter and this home made recipe surely help me out. Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe. Great work.

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