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Choc Edge is releasing its 3-D chocolate printer today on eBay

Scientists are still developing a 3-D food printer, hoping to sell a commercial model for $1,000, but now you can get your hands on a chocolate 3-D printer — something to create artistic renderings of everyone's favorite sweet.

U.K. company Choc Edge, founded by scientist Dr. Liang Hao for the Unviersity of Exeter, has commerciazlied 3-D printers for the sweet lover. Users melt chocolate, fill a syringe, install it in the printer, and hook it up to their computer.

The type of chocolate used is irrelevant. "Choc Edge will supply small quanity of the recommended chocolate material. Users may use any other chocolate materials in their printer as long as the material can flow out of the printing nozzle," the company writes on its eBay auction page. Just don't let the chocolate solidify.

Watch the 3-D printer in action below. Choc Edge is selling 10 printers total, and bidding for the first one ends April 20. Chocolate die-hards can also preorder printers for a discounted price of £2,488, or a little more than $3,900.


The Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


During elementary school, my brother and I followed nearly the exact same routine every Halloween. After carving pumpkins late in the afternoon while sitting on newspapers completely covering the kitchen floor, we dashed upstairs to pull on our costumes before heading out the front door to meet our neighbors from across the street.

The four of us, plus at least one adult for supervision, walked up and down the neighborhood streets, our candy bags swinging from our arms as we chimed, “Trick-or-treat!” whenever somebody opened their front door. After an hour or so, when the adults decided we needed to head back home, we usually begged for a few more houses… Yet we always seemed to return with enough candy to send us straight to the dentist.


Back inside, my brother and I dumped the entire contents of our Halloween bags onto the living room carpet. I always sorted through mine by type: Kit Kats in one pile, M&Ms in another, Starburst in a third… Until I was completely surrounded by piles of meticulously organized candy.

Because I hated coconut and almonds back then, I always donated my Almond Joy and Mounds bars to my mom as soon as I finished sorting. Sometimes my brother and I bartered and traded—he loved the fruity candy more while I preferred the chocolate kind!—but we often ended up keeping the majority of what we received in our candy bags.

At that age, I always saved my favorites for last… Which meant the Reese’s peanut butter cups and Three Musketeer bars. Even now as an adult, I still love those two chocolaty candy flavors, so they’re the ones I often buy to pass out to my neighborhood kids on Halloween.


And this year, I actually planned ahead! Because I’m usually tempted to sneak a couple from the candy bowl, I made a batch of these Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups to nibble on instead!

You just need 4 ingredients (including salt and water!) to make these healthy homemade peanut butter cups, and I personally think they taste way better than Reese’s—and not just because they have no artificial ingredients or added sugar! They’re actually bigger than the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups too, yet they’re just 39 calories!

So… Don’t judge me if I decide to sneak a second! ?


Let’s talk about how to make these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

Like I previously mentioned, you just need 4 ingredients: peanut flour (I always use this one!), dark chocolate (I love this one and this one!), salt , and water . No powdered sugar, no granulated sugar, no added sugar of any form… And I’ve found that lets the peanut flavor of these healthy homemade peanut butter cups really shine!

Just a quick warning before we get started though! This is one of those recipes that’s really simple to make yet a little bit time consuming. I promise these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups are worth it! Just turn on some music (or a baseball game, if you’re me) and enjoy the oh-so-delicious process!


You’ll start by making the filling. First, whisk together the peanut flour and salt. I prefer sprinkling in extra salt because I love that bright pop it adds. Yum yummity yum! Then you’ll stir in the water until the filling has a consistency of stiff cookie dough.

Before shaping the filling for these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, I’ve found it’s really helpful to rub a teensy bit of oil on your palms and fingers, just in case the filling tries to stick to them. Any neutral-tasting oil will work!

You’ll roll a tiny bit of the filling between your palms to make a sphere, and then you must flatten that filling sphere to make a disc . Do NOT leave it as a sphere! You want the tops of your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to be flat, right? So your filling needs to be flat too!

Tip: I keep a stack of mini muffin cup liners nearby while shaping the filling so I can eyeball how wide the peanut butter filling disc should be. I try to make it just a teensy tiny bit smaller than the diameter of the liner so it takes up as much horizontal space as possible!


Once you’ve lined 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners, it’s time to melt the chocolate! Although I typically melt the dark chocolate in the microwave, I make sure I do it on short intervals and stir for a really long time in between so I don’t overheat the chocolate.

If you keep the chocolate warm while assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the chocolate looks normal once your PB cups are at room temperature. If you let it sit on the counter and reheat it periodically as it cooled, your PB cups would look speckly instead.

So then I have another trick for you…


Keep your bowl of melted chocolate warm by (a) turning on an electric pancake griddle or a metal panini press and (b) placing a washcloth in between the bottom of your bowl and the electric griddle or metal top of the panini press.

If you use this set-up, your bowl of chocolate should stay nice and warm, and at the same consistent temperature, which makes assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups so much easier!


And now it’s time to do that! Working with 2 to 4 of your mini muffin liners at a time, add a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each. Gently place one of your peanut butter filling discs (remember, discs—not spheres!) on top. Spoon a little more melted chocolate on top of each disc, and gently spread it down the sides of the filling to “seal” with the chocolate beneath. Keep going until you run out of filling!

At this point, you can either wait for an hour or more for your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to fully set… Or you can pop them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes… Or if you’re truly impatient, set them in the freezer for 5 minutes to make the chocolate quickly harden!


Enjoy your incredibly decadent—yet still healthy!!—homemade peanut butter cups! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your ultimate healthy peanut butter cups!


The Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


During elementary school, my brother and I followed nearly the exact same routine every Halloween. After carving pumpkins late in the afternoon while sitting on newspapers completely covering the kitchen floor, we dashed upstairs to pull on our costumes before heading out the front door to meet our neighbors from across the street.

The four of us, plus at least one adult for supervision, walked up and down the neighborhood streets, our candy bags swinging from our arms as we chimed, “Trick-or-treat!” whenever somebody opened their front door. After an hour or so, when the adults decided we needed to head back home, we usually begged for a few more houses… Yet we always seemed to return with enough candy to send us straight to the dentist.


Back inside, my brother and I dumped the entire contents of our Halloween bags onto the living room carpet. I always sorted through mine by type: Kit Kats in one pile, M&Ms in another, Starburst in a third… Until I was completely surrounded by piles of meticulously organized candy.

Because I hated coconut and almonds back then, I always donated my Almond Joy and Mounds bars to my mom as soon as I finished sorting. Sometimes my brother and I bartered and traded—he loved the fruity candy more while I preferred the chocolate kind!—but we often ended up keeping the majority of what we received in our candy bags.

At that age, I always saved my favorites for last… Which meant the Reese’s peanut butter cups and Three Musketeer bars. Even now as an adult, I still love those two chocolaty candy flavors, so they’re the ones I often buy to pass out to my neighborhood kids on Halloween.


And this year, I actually planned ahead! Because I’m usually tempted to sneak a couple from the candy bowl, I made a batch of these Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups to nibble on instead!

You just need 4 ingredients (including salt and water!) to make these healthy homemade peanut butter cups, and I personally think they taste way better than Reese’s—and not just because they have no artificial ingredients or added sugar! They’re actually bigger than the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups too, yet they’re just 39 calories!

So… Don’t judge me if I decide to sneak a second! ?


Let’s talk about how to make these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

Like I previously mentioned, you just need 4 ingredients: peanut flour (I always use this one!), dark chocolate (I love this one and this one!), salt , and water . No powdered sugar, no granulated sugar, no added sugar of any form… And I’ve found that lets the peanut flavor of these healthy homemade peanut butter cups really shine!

Just a quick warning before we get started though! This is one of those recipes that’s really simple to make yet a little bit time consuming. I promise these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups are worth it! Just turn on some music (or a baseball game, if you’re me) and enjoy the oh-so-delicious process!


You’ll start by making the filling. First, whisk together the peanut flour and salt. I prefer sprinkling in extra salt because I love that bright pop it adds. Yum yummity yum! Then you’ll stir in the water until the filling has a consistency of stiff cookie dough.

Before shaping the filling for these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, I’ve found it’s really helpful to rub a teensy bit of oil on your palms and fingers, just in case the filling tries to stick to them. Any neutral-tasting oil will work!

You’ll roll a tiny bit of the filling between your palms to make a sphere, and then you must flatten that filling sphere to make a disc . Do NOT leave it as a sphere! You want the tops of your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to be flat, right? So your filling needs to be flat too!

Tip: I keep a stack of mini muffin cup liners nearby while shaping the filling so I can eyeball how wide the peanut butter filling disc should be. I try to make it just a teensy tiny bit smaller than the diameter of the liner so it takes up as much horizontal space as possible!


Once you’ve lined 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners, it’s time to melt the chocolate! Although I typically melt the dark chocolate in the microwave, I make sure I do it on short intervals and stir for a really long time in between so I don’t overheat the chocolate.

If you keep the chocolate warm while assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the chocolate looks normal once your PB cups are at room temperature. If you let it sit on the counter and reheat it periodically as it cooled, your PB cups would look speckly instead.

So then I have another trick for you…


Keep your bowl of melted chocolate warm by (a) turning on an electric pancake griddle or a metal panini press and (b) placing a washcloth in between the bottom of your bowl and the electric griddle or metal top of the panini press.

If you use this set-up, your bowl of chocolate should stay nice and warm, and at the same consistent temperature, which makes assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups so much easier!


And now it’s time to do that! Working with 2 to 4 of your mini muffin liners at a time, add a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each. Gently place one of your peanut butter filling discs (remember, discs—not spheres!) on top. Spoon a little more melted chocolate on top of each disc, and gently spread it down the sides of the filling to “seal” with the chocolate beneath. Keep going until you run out of filling!

At this point, you can either wait for an hour or more for your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to fully set… Or you can pop them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes… Or if you’re truly impatient, set them in the freezer for 5 minutes to make the chocolate quickly harden!


Enjoy your incredibly decadent—yet still healthy!!—homemade peanut butter cups! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your ultimate healthy peanut butter cups!


The Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


During elementary school, my brother and I followed nearly the exact same routine every Halloween. After carving pumpkins late in the afternoon while sitting on newspapers completely covering the kitchen floor, we dashed upstairs to pull on our costumes before heading out the front door to meet our neighbors from across the street.

The four of us, plus at least one adult for supervision, walked up and down the neighborhood streets, our candy bags swinging from our arms as we chimed, “Trick-or-treat!” whenever somebody opened their front door. After an hour or so, when the adults decided we needed to head back home, we usually begged for a few more houses… Yet we always seemed to return with enough candy to send us straight to the dentist.


Back inside, my brother and I dumped the entire contents of our Halloween bags onto the living room carpet. I always sorted through mine by type: Kit Kats in one pile, M&Ms in another, Starburst in a third… Until I was completely surrounded by piles of meticulously organized candy.

Because I hated coconut and almonds back then, I always donated my Almond Joy and Mounds bars to my mom as soon as I finished sorting. Sometimes my brother and I bartered and traded—he loved the fruity candy more while I preferred the chocolate kind!—but we often ended up keeping the majority of what we received in our candy bags.

At that age, I always saved my favorites for last… Which meant the Reese’s peanut butter cups and Three Musketeer bars. Even now as an adult, I still love those two chocolaty candy flavors, so they’re the ones I often buy to pass out to my neighborhood kids on Halloween.


And this year, I actually planned ahead! Because I’m usually tempted to sneak a couple from the candy bowl, I made a batch of these Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups to nibble on instead!

You just need 4 ingredients (including salt and water!) to make these healthy homemade peanut butter cups, and I personally think they taste way better than Reese’s—and not just because they have no artificial ingredients or added sugar! They’re actually bigger than the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups too, yet they’re just 39 calories!

So… Don’t judge me if I decide to sneak a second! ?


Let’s talk about how to make these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

Like I previously mentioned, you just need 4 ingredients: peanut flour (I always use this one!), dark chocolate (I love this one and this one!), salt , and water . No powdered sugar, no granulated sugar, no added sugar of any form… And I’ve found that lets the peanut flavor of these healthy homemade peanut butter cups really shine!

Just a quick warning before we get started though! This is one of those recipes that’s really simple to make yet a little bit time consuming. I promise these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups are worth it! Just turn on some music (or a baseball game, if you’re me) and enjoy the oh-so-delicious process!


You’ll start by making the filling. First, whisk together the peanut flour and salt. I prefer sprinkling in extra salt because I love that bright pop it adds. Yum yummity yum! Then you’ll stir in the water until the filling has a consistency of stiff cookie dough.

Before shaping the filling for these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, I’ve found it’s really helpful to rub a teensy bit of oil on your palms and fingers, just in case the filling tries to stick to them. Any neutral-tasting oil will work!

You’ll roll a tiny bit of the filling between your palms to make a sphere, and then you must flatten that filling sphere to make a disc . Do NOT leave it as a sphere! You want the tops of your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to be flat, right? So your filling needs to be flat too!

Tip: I keep a stack of mini muffin cup liners nearby while shaping the filling so I can eyeball how wide the peanut butter filling disc should be. I try to make it just a teensy tiny bit smaller than the diameter of the liner so it takes up as much horizontal space as possible!


Once you’ve lined 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners, it’s time to melt the chocolate! Although I typically melt the dark chocolate in the microwave, I make sure I do it on short intervals and stir for a really long time in between so I don’t overheat the chocolate.

If you keep the chocolate warm while assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the chocolate looks normal once your PB cups are at room temperature. If you let it sit on the counter and reheat it periodically as it cooled, your PB cups would look speckly instead.

So then I have another trick for you…


Keep your bowl of melted chocolate warm by (a) turning on an electric pancake griddle or a metal panini press and (b) placing a washcloth in between the bottom of your bowl and the electric griddle or metal top of the panini press.

If you use this set-up, your bowl of chocolate should stay nice and warm, and at the same consistent temperature, which makes assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups so much easier!


And now it’s time to do that! Working with 2 to 4 of your mini muffin liners at a time, add a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each. Gently place one of your peanut butter filling discs (remember, discs—not spheres!) on top. Spoon a little more melted chocolate on top of each disc, and gently spread it down the sides of the filling to “seal” with the chocolate beneath. Keep going until you run out of filling!

At this point, you can either wait for an hour or more for your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to fully set… Or you can pop them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes… Or if you’re truly impatient, set them in the freezer for 5 minutes to make the chocolate quickly harden!


Enjoy your incredibly decadent—yet still healthy!!—homemade peanut butter cups! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your ultimate healthy peanut butter cups!


The Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


During elementary school, my brother and I followed nearly the exact same routine every Halloween. After carving pumpkins late in the afternoon while sitting on newspapers completely covering the kitchen floor, we dashed upstairs to pull on our costumes before heading out the front door to meet our neighbors from across the street.

The four of us, plus at least one adult for supervision, walked up and down the neighborhood streets, our candy bags swinging from our arms as we chimed, “Trick-or-treat!” whenever somebody opened their front door. After an hour or so, when the adults decided we needed to head back home, we usually begged for a few more houses… Yet we always seemed to return with enough candy to send us straight to the dentist.


Back inside, my brother and I dumped the entire contents of our Halloween bags onto the living room carpet. I always sorted through mine by type: Kit Kats in one pile, M&Ms in another, Starburst in a third… Until I was completely surrounded by piles of meticulously organized candy.

Because I hated coconut and almonds back then, I always donated my Almond Joy and Mounds bars to my mom as soon as I finished sorting. Sometimes my brother and I bartered and traded—he loved the fruity candy more while I preferred the chocolate kind!—but we often ended up keeping the majority of what we received in our candy bags.

At that age, I always saved my favorites for last… Which meant the Reese’s peanut butter cups and Three Musketeer bars. Even now as an adult, I still love those two chocolaty candy flavors, so they’re the ones I often buy to pass out to my neighborhood kids on Halloween.


And this year, I actually planned ahead! Because I’m usually tempted to sneak a couple from the candy bowl, I made a batch of these Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups to nibble on instead!

You just need 4 ingredients (including salt and water!) to make these healthy homemade peanut butter cups, and I personally think they taste way better than Reese’s—and not just because they have no artificial ingredients or added sugar! They’re actually bigger than the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups too, yet they’re just 39 calories!

So… Don’t judge me if I decide to sneak a second! ?


Let’s talk about how to make these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

Like I previously mentioned, you just need 4 ingredients: peanut flour (I always use this one!), dark chocolate (I love this one and this one!), salt , and water . No powdered sugar, no granulated sugar, no added sugar of any form… And I’ve found that lets the peanut flavor of these healthy homemade peanut butter cups really shine!

Just a quick warning before we get started though! This is one of those recipes that’s really simple to make yet a little bit time consuming. I promise these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups are worth it! Just turn on some music (or a baseball game, if you’re me) and enjoy the oh-so-delicious process!


You’ll start by making the filling. First, whisk together the peanut flour and salt. I prefer sprinkling in extra salt because I love that bright pop it adds. Yum yummity yum! Then you’ll stir in the water until the filling has a consistency of stiff cookie dough.

Before shaping the filling for these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, I’ve found it’s really helpful to rub a teensy bit of oil on your palms and fingers, just in case the filling tries to stick to them. Any neutral-tasting oil will work!

You’ll roll a tiny bit of the filling between your palms to make a sphere, and then you must flatten that filling sphere to make a disc . Do NOT leave it as a sphere! You want the tops of your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to be flat, right? So your filling needs to be flat too!

Tip: I keep a stack of mini muffin cup liners nearby while shaping the filling so I can eyeball how wide the peanut butter filling disc should be. I try to make it just a teensy tiny bit smaller than the diameter of the liner so it takes up as much horizontal space as possible!


Once you’ve lined 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners, it’s time to melt the chocolate! Although I typically melt the dark chocolate in the microwave, I make sure I do it on short intervals and stir for a really long time in between so I don’t overheat the chocolate.

If you keep the chocolate warm while assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the chocolate looks normal once your PB cups are at room temperature. If you let it sit on the counter and reheat it periodically as it cooled, your PB cups would look speckly instead.

So then I have another trick for you…


Keep your bowl of melted chocolate warm by (a) turning on an electric pancake griddle or a metal panini press and (b) placing a washcloth in between the bottom of your bowl and the electric griddle or metal top of the panini press.

If you use this set-up, your bowl of chocolate should stay nice and warm, and at the same consistent temperature, which makes assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups so much easier!


And now it’s time to do that! Working with 2 to 4 of your mini muffin liners at a time, add a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each. Gently place one of your peanut butter filling discs (remember, discs—not spheres!) on top. Spoon a little more melted chocolate on top of each disc, and gently spread it down the sides of the filling to “seal” with the chocolate beneath. Keep going until you run out of filling!

At this point, you can either wait for an hour or more for your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to fully set… Or you can pop them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes… Or if you’re truly impatient, set them in the freezer for 5 minutes to make the chocolate quickly harden!


Enjoy your incredibly decadent—yet still healthy!!—homemade peanut butter cups! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your ultimate healthy peanut butter cups!


The Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


During elementary school, my brother and I followed nearly the exact same routine every Halloween. After carving pumpkins late in the afternoon while sitting on newspapers completely covering the kitchen floor, we dashed upstairs to pull on our costumes before heading out the front door to meet our neighbors from across the street.

The four of us, plus at least one adult for supervision, walked up and down the neighborhood streets, our candy bags swinging from our arms as we chimed, “Trick-or-treat!” whenever somebody opened their front door. After an hour or so, when the adults decided we needed to head back home, we usually begged for a few more houses… Yet we always seemed to return with enough candy to send us straight to the dentist.


Back inside, my brother and I dumped the entire contents of our Halloween bags onto the living room carpet. I always sorted through mine by type: Kit Kats in one pile, M&Ms in another, Starburst in a third… Until I was completely surrounded by piles of meticulously organized candy.

Because I hated coconut and almonds back then, I always donated my Almond Joy and Mounds bars to my mom as soon as I finished sorting. Sometimes my brother and I bartered and traded—he loved the fruity candy more while I preferred the chocolate kind!—but we often ended up keeping the majority of what we received in our candy bags.

At that age, I always saved my favorites for last… Which meant the Reese’s peanut butter cups and Three Musketeer bars. Even now as an adult, I still love those two chocolaty candy flavors, so they’re the ones I often buy to pass out to my neighborhood kids on Halloween.


And this year, I actually planned ahead! Because I’m usually tempted to sneak a couple from the candy bowl, I made a batch of these Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups to nibble on instead!

You just need 4 ingredients (including salt and water!) to make these healthy homemade peanut butter cups, and I personally think they taste way better than Reese’s—and not just because they have no artificial ingredients or added sugar! They’re actually bigger than the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups too, yet they’re just 39 calories!

So… Don’t judge me if I decide to sneak a second! ?


Let’s talk about how to make these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

Like I previously mentioned, you just need 4 ingredients: peanut flour (I always use this one!), dark chocolate (I love this one and this one!), salt , and water . No powdered sugar, no granulated sugar, no added sugar of any form… And I’ve found that lets the peanut flavor of these healthy homemade peanut butter cups really shine!

Just a quick warning before we get started though! This is one of those recipes that’s really simple to make yet a little bit time consuming. I promise these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups are worth it! Just turn on some music (or a baseball game, if you’re me) and enjoy the oh-so-delicious process!


You’ll start by making the filling. First, whisk together the peanut flour and salt. I prefer sprinkling in extra salt because I love that bright pop it adds. Yum yummity yum! Then you’ll stir in the water until the filling has a consistency of stiff cookie dough.

Before shaping the filling for these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, I’ve found it’s really helpful to rub a teensy bit of oil on your palms and fingers, just in case the filling tries to stick to them. Any neutral-tasting oil will work!

You’ll roll a tiny bit of the filling between your palms to make a sphere, and then you must flatten that filling sphere to make a disc . Do NOT leave it as a sphere! You want the tops of your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to be flat, right? So your filling needs to be flat too!

Tip: I keep a stack of mini muffin cup liners nearby while shaping the filling so I can eyeball how wide the peanut butter filling disc should be. I try to make it just a teensy tiny bit smaller than the diameter of the liner so it takes up as much horizontal space as possible!


Once you’ve lined 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners, it’s time to melt the chocolate! Although I typically melt the dark chocolate in the microwave, I make sure I do it on short intervals and stir for a really long time in between so I don’t overheat the chocolate.

If you keep the chocolate warm while assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the chocolate looks normal once your PB cups are at room temperature. If you let it sit on the counter and reheat it periodically as it cooled, your PB cups would look speckly instead.

So then I have another trick for you…


Keep your bowl of melted chocolate warm by (a) turning on an electric pancake griddle or a metal panini press and (b) placing a washcloth in between the bottom of your bowl and the electric griddle or metal top of the panini press.

If you use this set-up, your bowl of chocolate should stay nice and warm, and at the same consistent temperature, which makes assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups so much easier!


And now it’s time to do that! Working with 2 to 4 of your mini muffin liners at a time, add a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each. Gently place one of your peanut butter filling discs (remember, discs—not spheres!) on top. Spoon a little more melted chocolate on top of each disc, and gently spread it down the sides of the filling to “seal” with the chocolate beneath. Keep going until you run out of filling!

At this point, you can either wait for an hour or more for your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to fully set… Or you can pop them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes… Or if you’re truly impatient, set them in the freezer for 5 minutes to make the chocolate quickly harden!


Enjoy your incredibly decadent—yet still healthy!!—homemade peanut butter cups! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your ultimate healthy peanut butter cups!


The Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


During elementary school, my brother and I followed nearly the exact same routine every Halloween. After carving pumpkins late in the afternoon while sitting on newspapers completely covering the kitchen floor, we dashed upstairs to pull on our costumes before heading out the front door to meet our neighbors from across the street.

The four of us, plus at least one adult for supervision, walked up and down the neighborhood streets, our candy bags swinging from our arms as we chimed, “Trick-or-treat!” whenever somebody opened their front door. After an hour or so, when the adults decided we needed to head back home, we usually begged for a few more houses… Yet we always seemed to return with enough candy to send us straight to the dentist.


Back inside, my brother and I dumped the entire contents of our Halloween bags onto the living room carpet. I always sorted through mine by type: Kit Kats in one pile, M&Ms in another, Starburst in a third… Until I was completely surrounded by piles of meticulously organized candy.

Because I hated coconut and almonds back then, I always donated my Almond Joy and Mounds bars to my mom as soon as I finished sorting. Sometimes my brother and I bartered and traded—he loved the fruity candy more while I preferred the chocolate kind!—but we often ended up keeping the majority of what we received in our candy bags.

At that age, I always saved my favorites for last… Which meant the Reese’s peanut butter cups and Three Musketeer bars. Even now as an adult, I still love those two chocolaty candy flavors, so they’re the ones I often buy to pass out to my neighborhood kids on Halloween.


And this year, I actually planned ahead! Because I’m usually tempted to sneak a couple from the candy bowl, I made a batch of these Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups to nibble on instead!

You just need 4 ingredients (including salt and water!) to make these healthy homemade peanut butter cups, and I personally think they taste way better than Reese’s—and not just because they have no artificial ingredients or added sugar! They’re actually bigger than the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups too, yet they’re just 39 calories!

So… Don’t judge me if I decide to sneak a second! ?


Let’s talk about how to make these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

Like I previously mentioned, you just need 4 ingredients: peanut flour (I always use this one!), dark chocolate (I love this one and this one!), salt , and water . No powdered sugar, no granulated sugar, no added sugar of any form… And I’ve found that lets the peanut flavor of these healthy homemade peanut butter cups really shine!

Just a quick warning before we get started though! This is one of those recipes that’s really simple to make yet a little bit time consuming. I promise these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups are worth it! Just turn on some music (or a baseball game, if you’re me) and enjoy the oh-so-delicious process!


You’ll start by making the filling. First, whisk together the peanut flour and salt. I prefer sprinkling in extra salt because I love that bright pop it adds. Yum yummity yum! Then you’ll stir in the water until the filling has a consistency of stiff cookie dough.

Before shaping the filling for these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, I’ve found it’s really helpful to rub a teensy bit of oil on your palms and fingers, just in case the filling tries to stick to them. Any neutral-tasting oil will work!

You’ll roll a tiny bit of the filling between your palms to make a sphere, and then you must flatten that filling sphere to make a disc . Do NOT leave it as a sphere! You want the tops of your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to be flat, right? So your filling needs to be flat too!

Tip: I keep a stack of mini muffin cup liners nearby while shaping the filling so I can eyeball how wide the peanut butter filling disc should be. I try to make it just a teensy tiny bit smaller than the diameter of the liner so it takes up as much horizontal space as possible!


Once you’ve lined 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners, it’s time to melt the chocolate! Although I typically melt the dark chocolate in the microwave, I make sure I do it on short intervals and stir for a really long time in between so I don’t overheat the chocolate.

If you keep the chocolate warm while assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the chocolate looks normal once your PB cups are at room temperature. If you let it sit on the counter and reheat it periodically as it cooled, your PB cups would look speckly instead.

So then I have another trick for you…


Keep your bowl of melted chocolate warm by (a) turning on an electric pancake griddle or a metal panini press and (b) placing a washcloth in between the bottom of your bowl and the electric griddle or metal top of the panini press.

If you use this set-up, your bowl of chocolate should stay nice and warm, and at the same consistent temperature, which makes assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups so much easier!


And now it’s time to do that! Working with 2 to 4 of your mini muffin liners at a time, add a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each. Gently place one of your peanut butter filling discs (remember, discs—not spheres!) on top. Spoon a little more melted chocolate on top of each disc, and gently spread it down the sides of the filling to “seal” with the chocolate beneath. Keep going until you run out of filling!

At this point, you can either wait for an hour or more for your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to fully set… Or you can pop them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes… Or if you’re truly impatient, set them in the freezer for 5 minutes to make the chocolate quickly harden!


Enjoy your incredibly decadent—yet still healthy!!—homemade peanut butter cups! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your ultimate healthy peanut butter cups!


The Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


During elementary school, my brother and I followed nearly the exact same routine every Halloween. After carving pumpkins late in the afternoon while sitting on newspapers completely covering the kitchen floor, we dashed upstairs to pull on our costumes before heading out the front door to meet our neighbors from across the street.

The four of us, plus at least one adult for supervision, walked up and down the neighborhood streets, our candy bags swinging from our arms as we chimed, “Trick-or-treat!” whenever somebody opened their front door. After an hour or so, when the adults decided we needed to head back home, we usually begged for a few more houses… Yet we always seemed to return with enough candy to send us straight to the dentist.


Back inside, my brother and I dumped the entire contents of our Halloween bags onto the living room carpet. I always sorted through mine by type: Kit Kats in one pile, M&Ms in another, Starburst in a third… Until I was completely surrounded by piles of meticulously organized candy.

Because I hated coconut and almonds back then, I always donated my Almond Joy and Mounds bars to my mom as soon as I finished sorting. Sometimes my brother and I bartered and traded—he loved the fruity candy more while I preferred the chocolate kind!—but we often ended up keeping the majority of what we received in our candy bags.

At that age, I always saved my favorites for last… Which meant the Reese’s peanut butter cups and Three Musketeer bars. Even now as an adult, I still love those two chocolaty candy flavors, so they’re the ones I often buy to pass out to my neighborhood kids on Halloween.


And this year, I actually planned ahead! Because I’m usually tempted to sneak a couple from the candy bowl, I made a batch of these Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups to nibble on instead!

You just need 4 ingredients (including salt and water!) to make these healthy homemade peanut butter cups, and I personally think they taste way better than Reese’s—and not just because they have no artificial ingredients or added sugar! They’re actually bigger than the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups too, yet they’re just 39 calories!

So… Don’t judge me if I decide to sneak a second! ?


Let’s talk about how to make these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

Like I previously mentioned, you just need 4 ingredients: peanut flour (I always use this one!), dark chocolate (I love this one and this one!), salt , and water . No powdered sugar, no granulated sugar, no added sugar of any form… And I’ve found that lets the peanut flavor of these healthy homemade peanut butter cups really shine!

Just a quick warning before we get started though! This is one of those recipes that’s really simple to make yet a little bit time consuming. I promise these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups are worth it! Just turn on some music (or a baseball game, if you’re me) and enjoy the oh-so-delicious process!


You’ll start by making the filling. First, whisk together the peanut flour and salt. I prefer sprinkling in extra salt because I love that bright pop it adds. Yum yummity yum! Then you’ll stir in the water until the filling has a consistency of stiff cookie dough.

Before shaping the filling for these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, I’ve found it’s really helpful to rub a teensy bit of oil on your palms and fingers, just in case the filling tries to stick to them. Any neutral-tasting oil will work!

You’ll roll a tiny bit of the filling between your palms to make a sphere, and then you must flatten that filling sphere to make a disc . Do NOT leave it as a sphere! You want the tops of your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to be flat, right? So your filling needs to be flat too!

Tip: I keep a stack of mini muffin cup liners nearby while shaping the filling so I can eyeball how wide the peanut butter filling disc should be. I try to make it just a teensy tiny bit smaller than the diameter of the liner so it takes up as much horizontal space as possible!


Once you’ve lined 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners, it’s time to melt the chocolate! Although I typically melt the dark chocolate in the microwave, I make sure I do it on short intervals and stir for a really long time in between so I don’t overheat the chocolate.

If you keep the chocolate warm while assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the chocolate looks normal once your PB cups are at room temperature. If you let it sit on the counter and reheat it periodically as it cooled, your PB cups would look speckly instead.

So then I have another trick for you…


Keep your bowl of melted chocolate warm by (a) turning on an electric pancake griddle or a metal panini press and (b) placing a washcloth in between the bottom of your bowl and the electric griddle or metal top of the panini press.

If you use this set-up, your bowl of chocolate should stay nice and warm, and at the same consistent temperature, which makes assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups so much easier!


And now it’s time to do that! Working with 2 to 4 of your mini muffin liners at a time, add a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each. Gently place one of your peanut butter filling discs (remember, discs—not spheres!) on top. Spoon a little more melted chocolate on top of each disc, and gently spread it down the sides of the filling to “seal” with the chocolate beneath. Keep going until you run out of filling!

At this point, you can either wait for an hour or more for your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to fully set… Or you can pop them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes… Or if you’re truly impatient, set them in the freezer for 5 minutes to make the chocolate quickly harden!


Enjoy your incredibly decadent—yet still healthy!!—homemade peanut butter cups! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your ultimate healthy peanut butter cups!


The Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


During elementary school, my brother and I followed nearly the exact same routine every Halloween. After carving pumpkins late in the afternoon while sitting on newspapers completely covering the kitchen floor, we dashed upstairs to pull on our costumes before heading out the front door to meet our neighbors from across the street.

The four of us, plus at least one adult for supervision, walked up and down the neighborhood streets, our candy bags swinging from our arms as we chimed, “Trick-or-treat!” whenever somebody opened their front door. After an hour or so, when the adults decided we needed to head back home, we usually begged for a few more houses… Yet we always seemed to return with enough candy to send us straight to the dentist.


Back inside, my brother and I dumped the entire contents of our Halloween bags onto the living room carpet. I always sorted through mine by type: Kit Kats in one pile, M&Ms in another, Starburst in a third… Until I was completely surrounded by piles of meticulously organized candy.

Because I hated coconut and almonds back then, I always donated my Almond Joy and Mounds bars to my mom as soon as I finished sorting. Sometimes my brother and I bartered and traded—he loved the fruity candy more while I preferred the chocolate kind!—but we often ended up keeping the majority of what we received in our candy bags.

At that age, I always saved my favorites for last… Which meant the Reese’s peanut butter cups and Three Musketeer bars. Even now as an adult, I still love those two chocolaty candy flavors, so they’re the ones I often buy to pass out to my neighborhood kids on Halloween.


And this year, I actually planned ahead! Because I’m usually tempted to sneak a couple from the candy bowl, I made a batch of these Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups to nibble on instead!

You just need 4 ingredients (including salt and water!) to make these healthy homemade peanut butter cups, and I personally think they taste way better than Reese’s—and not just because they have no artificial ingredients or added sugar! They’re actually bigger than the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups too, yet they’re just 39 calories!

So… Don’t judge me if I decide to sneak a second! ?


Let’s talk about how to make these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

Like I previously mentioned, you just need 4 ingredients: peanut flour (I always use this one!), dark chocolate (I love this one and this one!), salt , and water . No powdered sugar, no granulated sugar, no added sugar of any form… And I’ve found that lets the peanut flavor of these healthy homemade peanut butter cups really shine!

Just a quick warning before we get started though! This is one of those recipes that’s really simple to make yet a little bit time consuming. I promise these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups are worth it! Just turn on some music (or a baseball game, if you’re me) and enjoy the oh-so-delicious process!


You’ll start by making the filling. First, whisk together the peanut flour and salt. I prefer sprinkling in extra salt because I love that bright pop it adds. Yum yummity yum! Then you’ll stir in the water until the filling has a consistency of stiff cookie dough.

Before shaping the filling for these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, I’ve found it’s really helpful to rub a teensy bit of oil on your palms and fingers, just in case the filling tries to stick to them. Any neutral-tasting oil will work!

You’ll roll a tiny bit of the filling between your palms to make a sphere, and then you must flatten that filling sphere to make a disc . Do NOT leave it as a sphere! You want the tops of your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to be flat, right? So your filling needs to be flat too!

Tip: I keep a stack of mini muffin cup liners nearby while shaping the filling so I can eyeball how wide the peanut butter filling disc should be. I try to make it just a teensy tiny bit smaller than the diameter of the liner so it takes up as much horizontal space as possible!


Once you’ve lined 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners, it’s time to melt the chocolate! Although I typically melt the dark chocolate in the microwave, I make sure I do it on short intervals and stir for a really long time in between so I don’t overheat the chocolate.

If you keep the chocolate warm while assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the chocolate looks normal once your PB cups are at room temperature. If you let it sit on the counter and reheat it periodically as it cooled, your PB cups would look speckly instead.

So then I have another trick for you…


Keep your bowl of melted chocolate warm by (a) turning on an electric pancake griddle or a metal panini press and (b) placing a washcloth in between the bottom of your bowl and the electric griddle or metal top of the panini press.

If you use this set-up, your bowl of chocolate should stay nice and warm, and at the same consistent temperature, which makes assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups so much easier!


And now it’s time to do that! Working with 2 to 4 of your mini muffin liners at a time, add a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each. Gently place one of your peanut butter filling discs (remember, discs—not spheres!) on top. Spoon a little more melted chocolate on top of each disc, and gently spread it down the sides of the filling to “seal” with the chocolate beneath. Keep going until you run out of filling!

At this point, you can either wait for an hour or more for your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to fully set… Or you can pop them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes… Or if you’re truly impatient, set them in the freezer for 5 minutes to make the chocolate quickly harden!


Enjoy your incredibly decadent—yet still healthy!!—homemade peanut butter cups! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your ultimate healthy peanut butter cups!


The Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


During elementary school, my brother and I followed nearly the exact same routine every Halloween. After carving pumpkins late in the afternoon while sitting on newspapers completely covering the kitchen floor, we dashed upstairs to pull on our costumes before heading out the front door to meet our neighbors from across the street.

The four of us, plus at least one adult for supervision, walked up and down the neighborhood streets, our candy bags swinging from our arms as we chimed, “Trick-or-treat!” whenever somebody opened their front door. After an hour or so, when the adults decided we needed to head back home, we usually begged for a few more houses… Yet we always seemed to return with enough candy to send us straight to the dentist.


Back inside, my brother and I dumped the entire contents of our Halloween bags onto the living room carpet. I always sorted through mine by type: Kit Kats in one pile, M&Ms in another, Starburst in a third… Until I was completely surrounded by piles of meticulously organized candy.

Because I hated coconut and almonds back then, I always donated my Almond Joy and Mounds bars to my mom as soon as I finished sorting. Sometimes my brother and I bartered and traded—he loved the fruity candy more while I preferred the chocolate kind!—but we often ended up keeping the majority of what we received in our candy bags.

At that age, I always saved my favorites for last… Which meant the Reese’s peanut butter cups and Three Musketeer bars. Even now as an adult, I still love those two chocolaty candy flavors, so they’re the ones I often buy to pass out to my neighborhood kids on Halloween.


And this year, I actually planned ahead! Because I’m usually tempted to sneak a couple from the candy bowl, I made a batch of these Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups to nibble on instead!

You just need 4 ingredients (including salt and water!) to make these healthy homemade peanut butter cups, and I personally think they taste way better than Reese’s—and not just because they have no artificial ingredients or added sugar! They’re actually bigger than the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups too, yet they’re just 39 calories!

So… Don’t judge me if I decide to sneak a second! ?


Let’s talk about how to make these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

Like I previously mentioned, you just need 4 ingredients: peanut flour (I always use this one!), dark chocolate (I love this one and this one!), salt , and water . No powdered sugar, no granulated sugar, no added sugar of any form… And I’ve found that lets the peanut flavor of these healthy homemade peanut butter cups really shine!

Just a quick warning before we get started though! This is one of those recipes that’s really simple to make yet a little bit time consuming. I promise these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups are worth it! Just turn on some music (or a baseball game, if you’re me) and enjoy the oh-so-delicious process!


You’ll start by making the filling. First, whisk together the peanut flour and salt. I prefer sprinkling in extra salt because I love that bright pop it adds. Yum yummity yum! Then you’ll stir in the water until the filling has a consistency of stiff cookie dough.

Before shaping the filling for these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, I’ve found it’s really helpful to rub a teensy bit of oil on your palms and fingers, just in case the filling tries to stick to them. Any neutral-tasting oil will work!

You’ll roll a tiny bit of the filling between your palms to make a sphere, and then you must flatten that filling sphere to make a disc . Do NOT leave it as a sphere! You want the tops of your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to be flat, right? So your filling needs to be flat too!

Tip: I keep a stack of mini muffin cup liners nearby while shaping the filling so I can eyeball how wide the peanut butter filling disc should be. I try to make it just a teensy tiny bit smaller than the diameter of the liner so it takes up as much horizontal space as possible!


Once you’ve lined 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners, it’s time to melt the chocolate! Although I typically melt the dark chocolate in the microwave, I make sure I do it on short intervals and stir for a really long time in between so I don’t overheat the chocolate.

If you keep the chocolate warm while assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the chocolate looks normal once your PB cups are at room temperature. If you let it sit on the counter and reheat it periodically as it cooled, your PB cups would look speckly instead.

So then I have another trick for you…


Keep your bowl of melted chocolate warm by (a) turning on an electric pancake griddle or a metal panini press and (b) placing a washcloth in between the bottom of your bowl and the electric griddle or metal top of the panini press.

If you use this set-up, your bowl of chocolate should stay nice and warm, and at the same consistent temperature, which makes assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups so much easier!


And now it’s time to do that! Working with 2 to 4 of your mini muffin liners at a time, add a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each. Gently place one of your peanut butter filling discs (remember, discs—not spheres!) on top. Spoon a little more melted chocolate on top of each disc, and gently spread it down the sides of the filling to “seal” with the chocolate beneath. Keep going until you run out of filling!

At this point, you can either wait for an hour or more for your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to fully set… Or you can pop them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes… Or if you’re truly impatient, set them in the freezer for 5 minutes to make the chocolate quickly harden!


Enjoy your incredibly decadent—yet still healthy!!—homemade peanut butter cups! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your ultimate healthy peanut butter cups!


The Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


During elementary school, my brother and I followed nearly the exact same routine every Halloween. After carving pumpkins late in the afternoon while sitting on newspapers completely covering the kitchen floor, we dashed upstairs to pull on our costumes before heading out the front door to meet our neighbors from across the street.

The four of us, plus at least one adult for supervision, walked up and down the neighborhood streets, our candy bags swinging from our arms as we chimed, “Trick-or-treat!” whenever somebody opened their front door. After an hour or so, when the adults decided we needed to head back home, we usually begged for a few more houses… Yet we always seemed to return with enough candy to send us straight to the dentist.


Back inside, my brother and I dumped the entire contents of our Halloween bags onto the living room carpet. I always sorted through mine by type: Kit Kats in one pile, M&Ms in another, Starburst in a third… Until I was completely surrounded by piles of meticulously organized candy.

Because I hated coconut and almonds back then, I always donated my Almond Joy and Mounds bars to my mom as soon as I finished sorting. Sometimes my brother and I bartered and traded—he loved the fruity candy more while I preferred the chocolate kind!—but we often ended up keeping the majority of what we received in our candy bags.

At that age, I always saved my favorites for last… Which meant the Reese’s peanut butter cups and Three Musketeer bars. Even now as an adult, I still love those two chocolaty candy flavors, so they’re the ones I often buy to pass out to my neighborhood kids on Halloween.


And this year, I actually planned ahead! Because I’m usually tempted to sneak a couple from the candy bowl, I made a batch of these Ultimate Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups to nibble on instead!

You just need 4 ingredients (including salt and water!) to make these healthy homemade peanut butter cups, and I personally think they taste way better than Reese’s—and not just because they have no artificial ingredients or added sugar! They’re actually bigger than the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups too, yet they’re just 39 calories!

So… Don’t judge me if I decide to sneak a second! ?


Let’s talk about how to make these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

Like I previously mentioned, you just need 4 ingredients: peanut flour (I always use this one!), dark chocolate (I love this one and this one!), salt , and water . No powdered sugar, no granulated sugar, no added sugar of any form… And I’ve found that lets the peanut flavor of these healthy homemade peanut butter cups really shine!

Just a quick warning before we get started though! This is one of those recipes that’s really simple to make yet a little bit time consuming. I promise these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups are worth it! Just turn on some music (or a baseball game, if you’re me) and enjoy the oh-so-delicious process!


You’ll start by making the filling. First, whisk together the peanut flour and salt. I prefer sprinkling in extra salt because I love that bright pop it adds. Yum yummity yum! Then you’ll stir in the water until the filling has a consistency of stiff cookie dough.

Before shaping the filling for these ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, I’ve found it’s really helpful to rub a teensy bit of oil on your palms and fingers, just in case the filling tries to stick to them. Any neutral-tasting oil will work!

You’ll roll a tiny bit of the filling between your palms to make a sphere, and then you must flatten that filling sphere to make a disc . Do NOT leave it as a sphere! You want the tops of your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to be flat, right? So your filling needs to be flat too!

Tip: I keep a stack of mini muffin cup liners nearby while shaping the filling so I can eyeball how wide the peanut butter filling disc should be. I try to make it just a teensy tiny bit smaller than the diameter of the liner so it takes up as much horizontal space as possible!


Once you’ve lined 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners, it’s time to melt the chocolate! Although I typically melt the dark chocolate in the microwave, I make sure I do it on short intervals and stir for a really long time in between so I don’t overheat the chocolate.

If you keep the chocolate warm while assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the chocolate looks normal once your PB cups are at room temperature. If you let it sit on the counter and reheat it periodically as it cooled, your PB cups would look speckly instead.

So then I have another trick for you…


Keep your bowl of melted chocolate warm by (a) turning on an electric pancake griddle or a metal panini press and (b) placing a washcloth in between the bottom of your bowl and the electric griddle or metal top of the panini press.

If you use this set-up, your bowl of chocolate should stay nice and warm, and at the same consistent temperature, which makes assembling your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups so much easier!


And now it’s time to do that! Working with 2 to 4 of your mini muffin liners at a time, add a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each. Gently place one of your peanut butter filling discs (remember, discs—not spheres!) on top. Spoon a little more melted chocolate on top of each disc, and gently spread it down the sides of the filling to “seal” with the chocolate beneath. Keep going until you run out of filling!

At this point, you can either wait for an hour or more for your ultimate healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups to fully set… Or you can pop them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes… Or if you’re truly impatient, set them in the freezer for 5 minutes to make the chocolate quickly harden!


Enjoy your incredibly decadent—yet still healthy!!—homemade peanut butter cups! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your ultimate healthy peanut butter cups!