Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cups (V+GF): a simple, 5-ingredient recipe for rich, chocolate cups stuffed with peanut butter filling. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cups (V, GF, DF)


Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cups (V+GF): a simple, 5-ingredient recipe for rich, chocolate cups stuffed with peanut butter filling. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.



Peanut Butter Filling

  • ½ cup unsalted, natural peanut butter*
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour

Chocolate Coating

  • 2 cups vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil


  1. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside. Clear some space in the freezer for the muffin pan.
  2. Make the peanut butter filling: In a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, maple syrup and coconut flour. Whisk until well incorporated.
  3. Cover the bowl and place into the freezer for 15-20 minutes—this allows the peanut butter filling to chill and harden for easier molding.
  4. Remove bowl from the freezer. Scoop 2 teaspoons of peanut butter filling into your hands and press into a flat disc. Repeat until you’ve made 12 peanut butter discs.
  5. Make the chocolate: Two methods for making the chocolate coating: Use the double boiler method or the microwave method. For the microwave method: in a medium, microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips and coconut oil. Place in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat again in 20-30 second increments until the chocolate chips are just softened. Be careful not to overheat. Remove from the microwave and stir until smooth.
  6. Make the peanut butter cups: Drop 2 teaspoons of melted chocolate into each muffin cup. Lightly tap the pan to smooth chocolate into an even layer, filling the bottom of the cup. Gently lay a peanut butter disc flat on top of the melted chocolate layer. Repeat until each cup has a peanut butter disc.
  7. Spoon 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate over the peanut butter disc. Gently spread until you get an even top. Repeat until you have finished making every cup.
  8. Place muffin pan into freezer. Freeze for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Remove from the freezer. Peel off cupcake liners. Allow to thaw for 10-20 minutes. Enjoy!


– *Make sure you use peanut butter that has only one ingredient: peanuts. Your PB should be naturally drippy and liquidy to work in this recipe.
– Adapted from my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups.
– At room temperature: store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.
– In the freezer: store in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Be sure to thaw for 10-20 minutes before enjoying.
– More Peanut Butter recipes.

  • Category: No Bake, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free