If you have a sweet tooth, but find traditional candy bars to be a bit too sweet, these 4-ingredient peanut butter cups are for you. All they require is chocolate, peanut butter, sugar, and coconut oil (and a pinch of sea salt!) They taste amazing and are perfect for an on-the-go treat. Try making them––it’s so easy! Kids and adults can both enjoy these simple peanut butter cups made from just a few ingredients. 

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 10-12 ounces of your favorite chocolate chips
  •  1/2 – 3/4 cup of natural, unsweetened, smooth peanut butter
  •  1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  •  1 tablespoon coconut oil
  •  Pinch of sea salt
  •  25 mini cupcake liners


  1. In a double boiler or your microwave gently melt the chocolate.
  2. Once the chocolate is completely melted, add the coconut oil and stir thoroughly.
  3. Put the mini cupcake liners in a 9×13 cake pan.
  4. Once the chocolate mixture is done, put a layer of chocolate in each liner. Then put the pan in the freezer so the chocolate can freeze.
  5. While the chocolate is getting cold, mix the peanut butter, sugar, and salt. Then add a layer of peanut butter mix to the liners.
  6. Finish off by topping the cups by another layer of chocolate. Let the peanut butter chocolate cups sit in the freezer to harden (5-10 minutes).
  7. Store in freezer or refrigerator. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 3251 | Total Carbs: 276 g | Total Fat: 228 g | Total Protein: 65 g | Total Sodium: 896 g | Total Sugar: 200 g Per Serving: Calories: 130 | Carbs: 11 g | Fat: 9 g | Protein: 3 g | Sodium: 36 mg | Sugar: 8 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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