These Vegan Peanut Butter Cups are made with simple ingredients and taste better than Reese’s!
These vegan peanut butter cups are one of my favorite no bake desserts.
They are naturally gluten free, dairy free, and come together in minutes!
Growing up, my absolute favorite candy was Reese’s cups.
Forget skittles and starbursts, I was always all about that chocolate + peanut butter!
These chocolate peanut butter cups are so simple to make.
They are similar to my healthy no bake peanut butter truffles, but in reese’s cup form.
If you gave me a choice between Reese’s cups and these homemade ones, I would pick the homemade ones every time!
The flavor just cannot even compare.
How to make peanut butter cups
No fancy ingredients or equipment required to make these no bake cups.
All you need is a muffin tin with liners, and a few simple ingredients!
First, you will melt your chocolate chips and coconut oil.
Stir in the salt and vanilla, then measure out a layer into each muffin tin.
The first layer of chocolate will need to freeze for about 10 minutes, or until solid.
Once you pop them in the freezer, that gives you the perfect amount of time to make the peanut butter filling while the chocolate shell hardens.
Whisk together peanut butter, maple syrup, salt, and coconut palm sugar until combined.
Grab a spoon and get ready for adding the next part of your homemade Reese’s cups.
Distribute the peanut butter filling evenly into the 12 muffin cups, then distribute the remaining chocolate over the tops.
So easy and really fun to make! Kids would love helping to make these too.
These look impressive, but are really simple and not time consuming at all.
These last approximately a day in my house if I’m lucky!
You might want to make a double batch if you want any leftover!
The peanut butter filling is so delicious I could eat it off of a spoon!
One thing to note is that this recipe uses no sugar added peanut butter.
I prefer to buy it this way as it is a lot healthier.
If you are looking for a peanut butter that is all natural, just look to be sure the only ingredients on the label are peanuts and salt.
The longer you freeze these, the creamier the peanut butter filling becomes.
It all depends on how soft you like them!
The chocolate shell gets nice and hard, so you might want to store these in the fridge once set, or remove from the freezer for a minute or two before eating.
These would be so fun to chop up and make your own reese’s chips of sort.
I would stir them into ice cream with some chocolate syrup for reese’s ice cream!
I personally like mine from the freezer! Something about that cold and creamy is just so good.
I originally published this recipe years ago and every time I make them they are devoured!
They are perfect every time.
That peanut butter filling tho.
Are you hungry yet?!
If I had my choice, I would have 100 of these in my freezer for every day chocolate emergencies.
I have tried several peanut butter cups that are store bought, and none can even compare to these.
If you love chocolate + peanut butter, you will DIE over these.
They are also fantastic cut up into pieces and served over vanilla ice cream (speaking from experience!)
More vegan desserts you might like
- Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge
- Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Best Vegan Apple Crisp
- Vegan Blueberry Peach Crisp
- Homemade Magic Shell
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Vegan Reese’s Cups Recipe:
For the Chocolate Layer
- 10 oz bag of semi sweet dairy free chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Peanut Butter Filling
- 3/4 cup all natural peanut butter, chilled in the fridge (only ingredients should be peanuts and salt)
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
- Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to a saucepan and heat on low heat, until melted
- Add 10 oz bag of chocolate chips, stirring on low heat, until melted (can take 5 minutes) *be sure not to burn chocolate and only melt on low*
- Once chocolate is melted, add in 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Once chocolate mixture is stirred and melted, line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper muffin liners
- Pour 1 tablespoon of chocolate mixture in the bottom of each muffin liner
- Place muffin tin in freezer for 10-15 minutes, or until chocolate is set
- While chocolate is hardening, make the peanut butter mixture
- Add 3/4 cup of chilled peanutbutter (see note above) to a bowl *note - peanut butter should be thick not drippy)
- Add maple syrup, sea salt, and coconut palm sugar and stir with a fork until well combined
- Remove muffin tin from freezer and place 1 tablespoon of peanut butter mixture on top of each layer of chocolate
- Drizzle one teaspoon of chocolate mixture over the tops of each muffin cup, making sure to cover the tops well
- Freeze for 15 minutes, or until chocolate is set
- Store in freezer or fridge (note - if left in freezer long leave out for a minute or so to soften slightly)
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 251 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 169mg Carbohydrates: 25g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 19g Protein: 5g