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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

A healthier gluten-free alternative to regular Peanut Butter Cups that tastes 100 times better. Takes less than 20 minutes to make, including clean-up.
Course Cookies and Bars
Cuisine American, Canadian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 129kcal
Author Flavour & Savour


  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats, gluten-free, if necessary
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup melted coconut oil


  • 6 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • finely chopped nuts or coconut, or flaky sea salt like Fleur de Sel for garnish


  • Line 24 mini muffin tins with paper or reusable liners.
  • Put first 7 ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well mixed and starting to clump together. You may have to scrape the sides of the processor once or twice.
  • Make small (approximately 3/4 Inch diameter) balls of dough and press firmly into the mini muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full. Leave room for the chocolate topping.
  • Melt chocolate over, not in, simmering water. Stir in coconut oil.
  • Pour over the top of each peanut butter cup. Gently slide the pan back and forth on the counter to evenly distribute the chocolate.
  • Immediately garnish with toppings of your choice.
  • Refrigerate until set.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1.2mg