DIY Peanut Butter Cups

DIY Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Seriously these little cups are a tiny piece of heaven. In the low carbohydrate world they are often referred to as “fat bombs” since they contain some of the good fats (*medium chain triglycerides) to help your body function at its optimal level-however something about eating a “fat bomb” just doesn’t sound right to me- regardless of how good they taste.


Here are some variations we enjoy at our homestead- feel free to create your own. Be sure to comment back here and let me know how they came out. Try almond butter in place of the peanut butter; add a 1tsp. of vanilla extract or a 1 T. left over coffee, sprinkle with sea salt instead of peanuts, mix in shredded coconut, or sprinkle with dye free sprinkles for a special treat for the kids.


DIY Peanut Butter Cup Recipe
DIY Peanut Butter Cups
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Yields; 24 cups




1/2 C. Peanut butter


1 Tsp. Sweetener of choice (i.e Truvia, agave)


8 T. Cocoa Powder


1/2 C. Unsalted Butter (use Earth Balance Butter to make it dairy free)


(crushed peanuts optional)




1. In a medium sized, over low/medium heat, gently stir in all ingredients until well combined and melted.


2. Carefully pour in silicone cupcake pan, foil cups, or any cupcake liner really.


3. Add a pinch of crushed peanuts (or desired add in) if desired-if not leave it be.


4. Freeze for 30-35 minutes and enjoy. You will want to leave these in the freezer until ready to serve as they do melt rather quickly. 

Printable Recipe 

If your not sure what exactly a medium chain triglyceride is here is a great article.