Healthy Valentine Peanut Butter Cups (sugar free, low carb, gluten free)

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Do you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups?

I can’t imagine anyone saying “no.”

We’ve got a real treat for all of you Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lovers out there.

A delicious DIY Peanut Butter Candy that gives Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups a real run for the money.

This delightful and easy treat is a contribution of the talented fellow Canadian girl Jessica, the face behind Desserts with Benefits.

Desserts-with-Benefits-Jessica Jessica says that she absolutely adores baking, all things chocolate, and making healthy desserts that you can feel good about eating!  She is a senior-year university student majoring in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics. Check out her blog over at Desserts with Benefits — a healthy dessert recipe blog.
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Healthy Valentine Peanut Butter Cups (sugar free, low carb, gluten free)

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups! Totally nutritious, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free and guilt-free.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Author: Jessica Stier


Chocolate Coating

  • 3 oz Sugar Free Milk Chocolate I used Lily's

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 30 g 1/4 cup Peanut Flour
  • 25 g 1/4 cup Powdered Erythritol
  • 1/16 tsp Salt
  • 57 g 1/4 cup Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt (for vegan option substitude with coconut yougurt)


  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  • Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into 7 cavities of a peanut butter cup mold or silicone muffin liners.
  • Rotate the tray or muffin liners to coat the cavity "walls" of the tray/liners with chocolate. Put this is in the refrigerator while you make the filling.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the peanut flour, erythritol and salt. Stir in the yogurt. Mixture should be thick and fudgy like cookie dough.
  • Fill the chocolate cups with the peanut butter filling. Spoon the rest of the melted chocolate over the PB filling and tap on the tray/liners until the chocolate reaches the edges.
  • Refrigerate until firm.


This recipe is: no bake, sugar free, low carb, low fat, high fiber, high protein, gluten free!
Healthy Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups recipe - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Here is a little nutrition label comparison between the original Reese’s® cups and my Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups.  The Reese’s® nutrition label is on the left, the Desserts with Benefits nutrition label is on the right:

Unhealthy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits Healthy Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Wow, BIG difference, huh?  Per serving, my recipe has:

  • 80 less calories
  • 3g less fat
  • 15g less carbs
  • 7g more fiber
  • 4g more protein

Plus, my DIY recipe contains no added sugar or preservatives (unlike the storebought kind, which uses PGPR and TBHQ).

Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day ♥


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