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Easy Low Carb Peanut Butter Cups
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Easy Peanut Butter Cups

Easy Peanut Butter Cups - a delicious, low carb, dairy free substitute for store bought peanut butter cups.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy peanut butter cups, low carb peanut butter cups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 180kcal
Author Lise Ode


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter unsweetened and salted
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/2 stick
  • 3 ounces cacao butter chopped
  • 1/3 cup powdered erythritol sweetener I used Swerve
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces sugar-free dark chocolate chips or chunks


  • Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with parchment paper cupcake liners or silicone liners.
  • Melt the peanut butter, butter, and cacao butter in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Stir in the sweetener and vanilla extract until well combined and no lumps remain.
  • Divide the mixture among the prepared muffin cups, filling each one-quarter full. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Set a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Put the chocolate in the bowl and stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle about 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate over each peanut butter cup and spread it to the edges. Return the cups to the refrigerator until set, another 10-15 minutes.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to a week (if they last that long!).


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 3mg