No-Bake Peanut Butter Cups

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 4 h 15
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cups
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3/4 cup Almond flour/meal, Bob's Red Mill (crust)
2 tbsp Cocoa powder, unsweetened (crust)
2 tbsp Maple syrup, pure (crust)
1 tbsp Coconut oil (crust - melted)
1 pinch Sea Salt (crust)
1/2 cup Peanut butter, natural (filling - creamy)
3 tbsp Maple syrup, pure (filling)
1 tbsp Coconut oil (filling - melted)
1 pinch Sea Salt (filling)
1/4 cup Cocoa powder, unsweetened (topping)
1/4 cup Coconut oil (topping - melted)
3 tbsp Maple syrup, pure (topping)


Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper and set it aside. In a medium bowl, stir together all of the chocolate crust ingredients until a moist dough is formed. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the lined loaf pan, and place it in the freezer to set.

To prepare the filling, you can use the same bowl to stir together the peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil and salt. Depending on whether you're using salted or unsalted peanut butter, you may want to add more salt to taste. Store-bought peanut butter cups are quite salty, so I like to add a generous pinch of salt to mimic that flavor. Remove the crust from the freezer and pour the peanut butter filling over the top, using a spatula to spread it out evenly. Return the pan to the freezer to set.


Rinse the mixing bowl, and use it again, if you like, to make the final layer. Combine the cocoa powder, melted coconut oil, and maple syrup, whisking well to break up any clumps. Once the mixture has become a smooth chocolate sauce, pour it over the p/eanut butter layer, and return the pan to the freezer to set until firm, about an hour or two.

Once the bars are firm, grab the edges of parchment paper to easily lift the solid bar from the pan, and use a sharp knife to slice the bars into your desired size. Store them in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to a month. (The bars become very firm if frozen for too long, so I prefer serving them from the fridge after the initial firming-up time).

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 181
Calories from fat 117
Calories from saturated fat 51
Total Fat 13.0 g
Saturated Fat 5.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 32 mg
Potassium 145 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.9 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 9.8 g
Protein 4.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 0.5

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