These homemade keto peanut butter cups are easy 6-ingredient keto fat bombs made of a crunchy sugar-free chocolate cup filled with a melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter filling. Bonus, one of these keto chocolate peanut butter cups contains only 3.3g net carbs, a great keto diet snack to fix all your sweet cravings.
Who loves Reese peanut butter cups? We all once enjoyed one of these chocolate cups filled with sweet peanut butter filling. Unfortunately, the store-bought Reese peanut butter cups are not keto-friendly. They are high in sugar and carbs so here’s a keto peanut butter cup recipe to fix all your Reese cup cravings at home.
All you need to make this chocolate peanut butter fat bombs are 6 ingredients:
It is a very easy process to create homemade peanut butter cups that taste like your favorite Reese cups.
First, prepare a muffin tray with 12 holes. Cover each hole with a muffin paper liner. Then, melt your sugar-free stevia-sweetened chocolate with coconut oil. There are many ways to melt chocolate. Sugar-free chocolate bars or chips are high-fat chocolate and they melt pretty well in the microwave. That’s why I like this option, it is fast and convenient. Otherwise, use a saucepan over low-medium heat.
Receive my Keto Quick Start email series to learn all about the Keto diet and kick start your keto journey!
Cover each paper liner with 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate mixture. You want the bottom layer to be thicker than the top layer that’s why I recommend adding 1 tablespoon at the bottom. In order to spread the melted chocolate evenly at the bottom of each paper liner, you can tilt the entire muffin pan. Finally, freeze the pan for 10 minutes to set the chocolate hard.
Meanwhile, prepare the peanut butter mixture. In a small microwave-safe mixing bowl combine the natural peanut butter with coconut oil. Then, microwave the bowl 30 seconds to soften the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine into a creamy filling. If you are wondering whether peanut butter is keto-friendly, the answer is yes! Read my full article on peanut butter to learn more! This recipe works with other keto nut butter or keto seed butter too like:
Finally, stir in almond flour, vanilla extract, and the sweetener in a powder form, not crystal. You can sweeten this peanut butter filling with powdered erythritol or stevia drops if preferred. Depending on your stevia drops strength you may need between 8 to 15 drops to replace the 1/4 cup or powdered erythritol in this recipe. Also, stevia drops don’t add bulk to the peanut butter filling so it will runnier in texture.
Remove the tray from the freezer and add 2 teaspoons of peanut butter filling into each paper liner, on top of the firm chocolate layer. Use a teaspoon or toothpick to spread the peanut butter filling up to the border of the paper cup liner. Return to the freezer to set the peanut butter layer.
The top chocolate layer uses the remaining chocolate melted in step 1. Since you waited about 25 minutes between each step, the remaining melted chocolate may harden or thicken. In order to liquefy the melted chocolate again, you can bring the bowl back to the microwave for 30 seconds. This extra step makes it much easier to spread the last teaspoon of melted chocolate on top of each cup. Bonus, add a sprinkle of sea salt on top of each cup! This will enhance the chocolate flavor of this keto sweet treat.
You can’t use pure 100% cocoa chocolate like Barker’s chocolate in this recipe. It’s an unsweetened chocolate variety and the cups will be very bitter and not sweet at all with this option. The best options are:
You must store these peanut butter cups under 23C or they will soften and melt fast,. It is highly recommended to store these peanut butter cups in your fridge. Place all the chocolate cups in a sealed container and store for up to 1 month in the fridge. Otherwise, freeze the box and thaw each fat bomb at room temperature 1 hour before eating. You can also eat them frozen for a frozen at bomb treat.
With only 3.3 g net carb per peanut butter cup, they will become your favorite treats on your keto journey. However, keto fat bombs and treats even if low in carbs are high in calories.
They can compromise your weight loss journey if you overeat them. Always limit yourself to 1 or 2 peanut butter cups per day. The rule is simple, treats on keto must be added to fix your sweet cravings but they should fit your daily macro plan. Always make sure that adding 1 or 2 of these won’t exceed your calories or carbs count for the day.
Made these peanut butter keto fat bombs? Come along with me on Instagram and share a picture of your favorite treats with me!
The recipes, instructions, and articles on this website should not be taken or used as medical advice. You must consult with your doctor before starting on a keto or low-carb diet. The nutritional data provided on Sweetashoney is to be used as indicative only. The nutrition data is calculated using WP Recipe Maker. Net Carbs is calculated by removing the fiber and some sugar alcohols from the total Carbohydrates. As an example, a recipe with 10 grams of Carbs per 100 grams that contains 3 grams of erythritol and 5 grams of fiber will have a net carbs content of 2 grams. Some sugar alcohols are excluded because they are not metabolized. You should always calculate the nutritional data yourself instead of relying on Sweetashoney's data. Sweetashoney and its recipes and articles are not intended to cure, prevent, diagnose, or treat any disease. Sweetashoney cannot be liable for adverse reactions or any other outcome resulting from the use of recipes or advice found on the Website.