Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Why make the vegan chocolate peanut butter cups?

Honestly, you could feed me a combo of chocolate and peanut butter in any form and I’ll be happy. But these little bites are extra special because:

  • They are super easy to put together
  • You just need 15 minutes of prep time
  • They are made with simple and healthy ingredients
  • A perfect make ahead snack or dessert
Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Switching out sugar for…

I switched the sweetener used in the recipe from stevia to powdered jaggery. Jaggery is unrefined sugar made from raw, concentrated cane juice.

Even though it contains the same amount of calories as white sugar, it does provide various health benefits. Its digested slowly and so the energy release is also slow.

It aids digestive health and is wonderful for liver detox as well. It is packed with antioxidants and minerals that improve resistance against infections. But no matter how healthy an ingredient is, it’s wise to portion control.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

These little babies are doing a wonderful job taming my cravings while keeping it healthful.

So here is the handy dandy recipe for you. Make some today, keep a stock in your freezer and enjoy a little Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup as a special treat this evening!

More easy no-bake desserts:

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 12 pcs
Calories:
Author: Natasha Minocha

Ingredients

Bottom Layer

  • 1.5 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter I used all natural
  • 1 Tbsp Jaggery Powder Adjust according to taste
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder

Top Layer

  • 1.5 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp Jaggery Powder Adjust according to taste

Chocolate Topping ( Optional)

  • 40 gms Dairy free chocolate or Dark chocolate (70%)
  • 1/2 tsp Coconut oil

Instructions

Bottom Layer

  • Line a 12- cup mini muffin tray with paper liners.
  • Combine the coconut oil, peanut butter and jaggery powder in a small bowl. Microwave for 30 - 60 secs to melt all the ingredients. Stir in cocoa powder. Mix well.
  • Fill up the paper cups half way with this mixture. Pop the tray in the freezer for 10-15 minutes till frozen solid.

Top Layer

  • Combine the coconut oil, peanut butter and jaggery powder in a small bowl. Microwave for 30 - 60 secs to melt all the ingredients. Mix well.
  • Spoon over the frozen layer and return tray to the freezer for another 10-15 minutes till frozen solid. They are ready to eat at this point or you can add a chocolate topping.

Chocolate Topping

  • Combine the chocolate and coconut oil in a small bowl and microwave for a minute or so till melted. stir well and drop a small spoonful over each frozen cup. Freeze for 5 minutes and enjoy!