Need a sweet treat at night – Light Peanut Butter Cups? Try this easy to make recipe in lieu of fatty, sugary, store-bought varieties.

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Light Peanut Butter Cups

Need a sweet treat at night? Try this easy to make recipe in lieu of fatty, sugary, store-bought varieties.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Freezing Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy dessert, healthy dessert recipe, light peanut butter cups, low sugar dessert, pb2 recipes, peanut butter cup, peanut butter dessert
Servings: 12 cups
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Julie Germaine


  • muffin cup pan
  • medium-sized paper muffins cups


  • 12 tbsp melted coconut oil divided amongst the layers
  • 6 tbsp PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 1 tsp almond extract also good with vanilla extract
  • 9 tbsp cocoa powder
  • <2 scoops chocolate protein powder be sure you like the flavour! My fav is Magnum Chocolate Love
  • 3 packets Splenda (optional) 1.5 teaspoons


  • Organize your ingredients.
  • Place the medium-sized muffin cups into a muffin plan, just to help keep them stable when you pour ingredients into them and help maintain the shape when freezing.
  • Begin by creating the creamy peanut butter layer. Melt 6 tablespoons coconut oil and combine with PB2 and half the almond extract. Pour evenly into 12 paper muffin cups.
  • Place tray into the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Melt remaining 9 tablespoons coconut oil. Stir together with the remaining ingredients (cocoa, protein powder, almond extra, and Splenda). Take tray out of the freezer and pour this chocolate layer evenly over the 12 peanut butter cups. Return to freezer for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer to enjoy! (Allow to thaw on countertop for 5 minutes before biting.)
  • Keep peanut butter cups stored in freezer in an airtight container to maintain freshness.


Protein: 3.7g; Carbs: 3.5g; Fat 14.5g

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