Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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In many ways, peanut butter is as American as apple pie. Truth be told, peanuts are native to South America. Ironically, Spanish & Portuguese explorers brought the legume to Spain, where it was traded to Asia and Africa, and from Africa it landed in North America in the 1700s. However, it was Dr. George Washington Carver in the early 1900s who propelled the highly, nutritious peanut into a household staple. The iconic Peanut Butter Cup followed in the roaring 20s, invented by Harry Reese, a former dairy employee of Milton S. Hershey. A hundred years later, here’s our low-carb take on the classic candy.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Calories 87 kcal per serving


  • 4
    100% dark chocolate
  • 6
    85% dark chocolate
  • 1
    coconut oil
  • 1/2
    peanut butter
  • 1/4
    sea salt


  1. Break apart chocolate into small pieces.

  2. Set a double boiler over medium heat. **

  3. Add chocolate pieces and coconut oil, stirring occasionally until melted.

  4. Partially fill each mold cup with chocolate mixture, coating sides.

  5. Freeze for 5 minutes.

  6. Fill each partially frozen mold cup with ⅛ teaspoon peanut butter.

  7. Finish filling each mold cup with remaining melted chocolate.

  8. Freeze for 10 minutes, until set.

  9. Remove candy from mold.

  10. Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Naturally low-carb & gluten-free

**If you do not have a double boiler, simmer a few inches of water in a medium saucepan, fit a glass bowl inside, ensuring water does not enter the container.

Nutrition Facts

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Amount Per Serving

Calories 87

% Daily Value*

Trans Fat 8g

Cholesterol 1mg0%

Sodium 42mg2%

Carbohydrates 4g1%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 2g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

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