If you are a huge fan of peanut butter cups then you are in the right place. I am sure you are going to love this Homemade Peanut Butter Cups recipe!


Homemade Peanut Butter Cups are actually easy to make from scratch. And another positive thing is that you can use good quality chocolate and peanut butter, plus you know that the ingredients you are using are all-natural.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

How do you make peanut butter cups from scratch?


Actually, they are super easy to make and don’t require much effort. These Homemade Peanut Butter Cups require only four easy steps:


Step #1: Melt butter and honey on a water bath, add heavy cream and stir until the liquid goes golden. Add peanut butter and keep stirring until the mixture thickens.


Step #2: Add coconut flakes (optional) to the mixture and mix until all well combined. 


Step #3: Scoop the mixture into the prepared muffin tray and let it set in the freezer.


Step #4: Melt chocolate on a water bath. Pour the melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter cups and let it set in the fridge until firm. 


Of course, you can leave the coconut flakes out, and you will have decadent tasting peanut butter cups with only 5-ingredients.


You can make these Peanut Butter Cups already on Sunday and you will have a perfect snack for the whole week on the go. It goes well after a workout or even before when you don’t have time to eat anything.


Just keep them in an airtight container and they will stay fresh and delicious for the whole week.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

All you need for this recipe:


  • Heavy Cream
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Peanut Butter
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Sugar Free Chocolate


For even simpler peanut butter cup, you can leave out the heavy cream and coconut flakes.


How to make these cups into Vegan or KETO Peanut Butter Cups?


Making Vegan versions of these peanut butter cups isn’t hard. And it makes these homemade peanut butter cups even healthier. 


All you have to do is to substitute heavy cream with coconut cream, butter with coconut oil, honey with maple syrup, and chocolate with dairy-free one. A lot of substitutions, but ratios and everything else stays the same. 🙂


Also, there can be a KETO version of these homemade peanut butter cups. All you have to do is to substitute honey with stevia and maybe add a little bit more butter to the mixture. It is suitable for diabetics as well if you leave out the chocolate. 


I like to call these peanut butter cups Sugar Free Bounty Reese’s Cups, because homemade bounty is made with heavy cream, coconut flakes, and chocolate, and Reese’s cups are made with peanut butter and chocolate. And these homemade peanut butter cups have all the ingredients.


This is a snack for both – coconut lovers and peanut butter lovers. Soon I will post a Homemade Bounty recipe and then I have something for those, who really are not huge fans of peanut butter.


Either way, these peanut butter cups with coconut flakes are pretty good and special. And you can eat more than one and not feel overloaded with sugar. 

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups

These Peanut Butter Cups are a final recipe from my cookbook. Here are the other recipes


Homemade Peanut Butter Cups


Let me know, how these cups turned out. Also, use the hashtag #nosugarhacks on Instagram for a chance to be featured! I would really love to see your desserts, and also hear your ideas, what to make next!


Frequently Asked Questions


How do you make peanut butter cups from scratch?


Making peanut butter cups yourself is not hard and you don’t need a huge amount of ingredients. If you want to make peanut butter cups from scratch you are in the right place. 


From this post, you can find a step-by-step guide on how to make peanut butter cups with coconut flakes by yourself. And if you don’t like coconut flakes just leave them out.


Is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups healthy?


Store-bought Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are full of sugar. I don’t want to say that they are unhealthy, but you definitely can’t eat many of these and not get overloaded by sugar. Almost everything is healthy in moderation. 


But if you want to keep an eye on how much sugar you consume then I definitely recommend making peanut butter cups yourself. And luckily you are in the right place because you can view the recipe right here!