Peanut butter cups are a favorite candy of many, well-loved for their delightful combo of peanut butter and chocolate all in one perfect little bite. But why just stick to peanut butter? These 15 recipes take homemade peanut butter cups to the next level by using a whole bunch of different kinds of nut butter. Get creative and find a new favorite combination! Check these recipes out on our Food Monster App!
1. Mocha Crunch Pecan Butter Cups
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Pecan butter is totally amazing: it’s almost caramel flavored, and so silky. These Mocha Crunch Pecan Butter Cups from Amy Lyons doesn’t just stop with pecan butter though – in this recipe it’s with a little chocolate, coffee and crunchy pecans for a sinfully decadent combination.
2. Peanut Butter Cups
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3. Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter Cups
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Caution: these Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter Cups from Emily von Euw are addictive. Make them, share them, rejoice in the miracle that is raw vegan chocolate + almond butter + coconut. Essentially what you have here is a super wide peanut butter cup with raw chocolate, but with almond butter instead of peanut butter, and coconut shreds to thicken it up.
4. Protein Peanut Butter Cups
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Protein Peanut Butter Cups from Melanie Sorrentino are oh-so irresistible because the combination of peanut butter and chocolate will always prevail. With this recipe, you can enjoy your favorite childhood candy but better! This version is vegan, grain-free, and refined sugar-free!
5. Superfood Almond Butter Cups
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These Superfood Almond Butter Cups from Renee Sexton are far from your typical chocolate treat. They contain all sorts of nutritious foodstuffs, including, cacao powder, maca powder, and coconut oil. And of course – they’re delicious. Keep these around for when that chocolate craving kicks in, we think you’ll feel way more energized eating these than a regular chocolate bar.
6. Sunflower Butter Cups
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Peanut butter and chocolate go together like… well… peanut butter and chocolate. This Sunflower Butter Cups recipe from Holly Bertone copies the style of a traditional Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but it’s peanut free, dairy free, vegan, gluten-free, and made with minimal sugar. It won’t disappoint!
7. Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
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These Chocolate Almond Butter Cups from Natasha Minocha are surprisingly easy to make and absolutely delightful in taste. They are also very adaptable. Keep them plain, put peanut butter instead of almond butter, no jam, lots of nuts and seeds…… You have endless possibilities to play around and make these your own!
8. Two Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
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9. Pumpkin Nut Butter Cups
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These Pumpkin Nut Butter Cups from Karielyn Tillman are filled with a creamy, sweet pumpkin center using homemade almond butter instead of peanut butter and then covered in chocolate. And not just regular melted chocolate chips (which you could also use), but with homemade chocolate that only uses three healthy ingredients.
10. Copycat “Reese’s” Peanut Butter Cups
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11. Heart-Shaped Almond Butter Cups
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These are some seriously sweet, awesomely indulgent, surprisingly not TOO bad for you treats: Heart-Shaped Almond Butter Cups from Amber St. Peter! Think ‘Reese’s PB Cups’ but made with real ingredients.
12. Pumpkin and Crunchy Nut Butter Cups
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These Pumpkin and Crunchy Nut Butter Cups from Hallie and Reya Tobias are delicious and perfect for the fall season. They are made with a creamy layer of pumpkin, a chunky layer of almond butter, all enveloped in a chocolaty coating. And best of all, they don’t have any refined sugars, artificial colors, or weird ingredients. They’re sweetened with maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon for a wholesome treat that nips cravings while nourishing your body.
13. Raw Almond Butter Cups
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These Raw Almond Butter Cups from Amanda Smith are to die for. They have some creamy almond butter nestled inside their rich, homemade chocolate exteriors. They make for a great gift … or you could just eat them all yourself.
14. 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups
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Would you rather make a version of your favorite candy at home, where you know what ingredients are in it? If so, here’s a four ingredient, super easy peanut butter cup candy recipe: 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups from Andrea Biethman!
15. Super Versatile Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
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In these Super Versatile Chocolate Almond Butter Cups from Sarah Pether, you can obviously sub any kind of nut butter for almond – for example, cashew would be delicious! Feel free to top them with anything you like as well – shredded coconut, goji berries, all the magical stuff like that. This recipe is using regular sized muffin cases, mini versions of these would be so cute!
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