Who doesn't love peanut butter cups? And specifically, mini peanut butter and jelly dark chocolate cups? Yes, that's what we're making today.
You know, those packaged treats with layered chocolate and peanut butter from our childhood that are still now our favorite as adults?
Mini peanut butter and jelly dark chocolate cups
Of course you know... who doesn't? But did you know that you can make those same treats at home with just a few, real and wholesome ingredients? Well I'm here to tell you you can.
Yes, yes yes!
And it only takes a few minutes to melt the ingredients, spoon them into little mini cups and refrigerate them until they're perfect little morsels of chocolate peanut butter goodness.
How can you NOT want one (or 5) of these right now?
And the coolest part isn't even how easy they are to make. It's that they taste so much like the real thing, but are made with 5 wholesome ingredients, most of which you can find in your pantry.
The one, special ingredient you may have to go out and grab will likely become a pantry staple once you give it a try. It's a substitute for sugar that is natural, preservative free, and acts just like sugar in the cooking and baking process.
But it has no sugar! It seems wild and crazy and you-can't-believe-it, but it's true. Swerve is made with erythritol, which is a sugar alcohol that is very, very special in that it doesn't cause GI issues we sometimes associate with sugar alcohols, it doesn't affect blood glucose and is incredibly sweet and delicious.
It comes in granulated and confectioners, and the confectioners works perfectly in these peanut butter cups.
Who doesn't want a PB cup that is naturally sweetened but has no sugar?!
How to make peanut butter cups with less sugar
Plus, they're mini so when you're craving something a little sweet, just grab one, pop it in and satisfaction will be yours.
And as if what I've told you about these PB cups so far isn't reason enough to make them right now, there is another amazing thing I need to share with you.
They're also stuffed with a bit of strawberry preserves, so they're actually mini peanut butter and jelly dark chocolate cups.
Whoa, things just got really crazy up in here.
Peanut butter cups all by themselves are stellar, but with that little hint of strawberry sweetness in the middle, your childhood fave just got a major upgrade (who knew that was possible).
So, what do ya' say? I say let's make these peanut butter cups right about now.Print
Mini Peanut Butter and Jelly Dark Chocolate Cups
No-bake dark chocolate cups with peanut butter and jelly!
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins + refrigeration time
- Yield: 48 Cups 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No-Cook
- Cuisine: American
- 2 (16-ounce) bag dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup coconut oil or butter, divided
- 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup powdered sugar (or Swerve Confectioners')
- ¼ cup strawberry preserves
- Line two 24-cup mini muffin tins with mini muffin liners.
- Microwave dark chocolate chips and ¼ cup coconut oil or butter in a glass bowl at 30 second increments, stirring in between increments, until melted (usually takes 2 minute or 2 minutes 30 seconds).
- In another glass bowl, microwave remaining ¼ cup coconut oil or butter and peanut butter for 1 minute. Add the powdered sugar and whisk to combine.
- Spoon about ½ tablespoon chocolate mixture into each mini muffin liner, then about ½ tablespoon peanut butter mixture, then a drop of strawberry preserves, finishing with another ½ tablespoon chocolate mixture. In between each layer, gently pick up and drop the muffin tin onto the counter or gently shake the pan to flatten each layer.
- Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, until hardened. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container.
- Serving Size: 1 mini cup
- Calories: 107
- Sugar: 8g
- Sodium: 13mg
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: easy, easy to make, best, from scratch, homemade, simple, quick