What’s Up Buttercup? (A Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Recipe)

I love re-creating “healthy” versions of my favourite “naughty” foods, mostly because I find satisfaction in proving to myself and others that living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean giving up your favourite treats! This fingerlicking (literally) peanut butter cup recipe is naturally free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar, AND it’s a personal favourite.

Bottom layer:
1/4 cup all natural smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp raw honey
2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)

Top layer:
1/4 cup all natural smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Line a regular size muffin tin with 6 paper cases

Add the bottom layer ingredients to a food processor. Blend until smooth, and then divide the mixture between the muffin cases. The mixture should be enough to fill each case half-way.

Place in freezer for at least 15 minutes. (This is a good time to clean up and wash your food processor.)

Add the top layer ingredients to your now clean food processor. Blend until smooth, then divide on top of set chocolate mixture (you may need to use your fingers to smooth out the tops a bit). Sprinkle with chopped peanuts for an instagram-worthy finish.

Return to freezer and freeze until solid (at least one hour).

Makes 6 small peanut butter cups.

Store treats in freezer.

PS how utterly adorable are my muffin cases?!


  1. I had to make my own peanut butter (trusting google’s recipe) after realising there was none in the cupboard,but I really loved your recipe, the texture was really good, I can’t believe I was able to make this!! (Confidence in the Kitchen regained) Will be passing this on to others.

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  2. After eating too many store-bought peanut butter cups yesterday and spending too much time today thinking I might have some more, I’m really glad to find this healthier version.

    Thanks, Anisa!


  3. There are delicious and so easy to make! I just mixed mine with a spoon instead of a food processor which worked well and meant less washing up. Next time I might add less coconut oil because it was a little over powering :)

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