These chocolate nut butter cups are just like the commercial peanut butter cups… only way better.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Refrigeration Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Serves: 20
Course: Dessert, Treat
Cuisine: Australian
Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free, Pescatarian, vegan, Vegetarian


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • Large pinch of sea salt


  • Arrange small chocolate papers on a tray.
  • Combine the coconut oil and cacao powder until smooth, then stir in the syrup and coconut cream.
  • Pour a thin layer into the bottom of the chocolate papers.
  • Freeze for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the freezer and spoon ⅓ teaspoon nut butter into each one.
  • Pour the remaining cacao mixture on top and scatter sea salt over.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes until set (or, if you’re short of time, freeze them).
  • Eat straight from the fridge – these won’t last at room temperature.


You know those junky peanut butter cups you can buy? Well, these are same-same-but-way-better. The coconut cream in this recipe makes the ‘chocolate’ smoother. Interestingly, I find the more coconut cream you use, the harder the chocolate texture. 
Nutrition Facts
Sugar Free Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95.5 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5.7g36%
Carbohydrates 2.7g1%
Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugar 1.3g1%
Protein 1.1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.