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Peanut Butter Cups

These Peanut Butter Cups are a HIT and aren't super sweet like the store-bought versions.  Depending on the time of year, you can make little ghosts if you wish.  Or of course you can skip that step all-together and just eat them without any design and sprinkle a little fleur de sel on top for good measure, I won't judge you! 

Course Dessert
Keyword Chocolate, halloween, Peanut Butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Author Fraîche


  • 1/2 cup chopped dark or semi-sweet chocolate or chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped white chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)


  1. Melt the dark chocolate with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a small glass bowl over a small pot of simmering water or in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until just melted (don't overheat the chocolate or get water in it). Do the same with the white chocolate in a separate small bowl, adding the 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, and set it aside.

  2. Line the small muffin tins with paper liners and pour a spoonful of dark chocolate into each one (they should be 1/3 full). Stick the muffin tray in the freezer for 10 minutes.

  3. Mix the peanut butter and maple syrup together and set aside.

  4. Drop 1 teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture into the centre of each cup and fill the remainder of the cup 3/4 full with dark chocolate. Add 1/2 teaspoon of white chocolate into the centre of each cup and, using a toothpick, draw the pick through the white chocolate to make a ghost shape. Repeat with the remaining chocolate cups. Using another toothpick, dot melted dark chocolate with the tip of the pick to make eyes for each ghost and repeat.

  5. Place them in the freezer for 10 minutes to set before eating! Store in the freezer or fridge.