Stack of vegan peanut butter cups on an antique tray with white background

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These vegan peanut butter cups rival any store-bought version, and they’re made with just a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!



  • 14 oz dark chocolate, melted with 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Chop dark chocolate into small shards (or if using chocolate chips, skip this) and place in heat-safe bowl with 1 tsp coconut oil. Melt in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each, until completely melted. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in a double boiler – it’s up to you. 
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together peanut butter, coconut oil, maple, cinnamon and vanilla until smooth and creamy. 
  3. Line a mini muffin tray with mini muffin liners. Pour a small amount of chocolate into each (enough to cover bottom) and freeze for about 10 minutes or until solid. Transfer peanut butter filling to a piping bag and fill each liner, leaving room at the top. Cover each with more chocolate, then freeze until solid (about 30 minutes). 
  4. Enjoy! Store in airtight container in freezer for best results. 

Keywords: easy vegan dessert