Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups

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Healthy vegan peanut butter and jelly cups made with simple ingredients. This no-bake, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and gluten-free PB&J cup recipe is the perfect healthy snack or dessert! Made with only 4 ingredients, this kid-friendly wholesome treat is a must bake.

healthy peanut butter and Jelly Cups

The BEST ever healthy plant based peanut butter and jelly cups

I think I found my new favorite no-bake dessert. You guys, this recipe is seriously tasty and surprisingly healthy.

There are two things I absolutely loved as a kid: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Reece’s peanut butter cups. I had a PB&J sandwich every day for lunch and thought that Halloween was the best “holiday” ever because it gave me an excuse to hoard Reece’s Cups. They were by far my favorite candy; let’s be honest.

That is where this recipe idea came from! Why not blend my two favorite childhood things together?!

These wholesome, VEGAN peanut butter and homemade jam cups are to die for. They only take 45 minutes to make and only call for super simple, fresh, and clean ingredients. Imagine crunchy, sweet, and perfectly chocolatey.

Healthy peanut butter and jelly cup ingredients

These bad boys are not only super yummy, but they are also super affordable and call for minimal ingredients. You probably have all these ingredients in your pantry already. The line up is so simple. This recipe only calls for 4 ingredients! Forget about spending lots of money on random ingredients you’ll never use again. This healthy dessert is a 11/10 in my book.

  • Dark chocolate (vegan or regular if you want)
  • Coconut oil
  • Crunchy peanut butter
  • Frozen raspberries
healthy peanut butter and Jelly Cups

Substitution options for dark chocolate healthy peanut butter and jelly cups

I absolutely love using crunchy peanut butter here; it seriously gives these scrumptious, healthful PB&J cups that extra texture. However, if you do not have crunchy peanut butter, creamy works perfectly too! That’s one of the best things about this healthy dessert… it is so customizable!

Don’t like peanut butter? Or allergic? Use almond butter, sun butter, or any nut butter for that matter!

Feeling like blueberry jam instead of raspberry? No worries! Simply use frozen blueberries instead of frozen raspberries! It is that easy.

Don’t have frozen fruit? Use regular jam or jelly from the jar!

On a (healthy) dessert kick? Check out some of my other favorite recipes…

How to make healthy peanut butter and jelly cups

It’s really simple. I promise. No hassle. Just a cupcake tin and a freezer. So, here is how you make these delicious, healthy, and nutty treat….

First, get all your ingredients. Take the frozen raspberries and place them in a bowl to defrost at room temperature.

Meanwhile, melt your chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl on 20-second intervals so you do not burn the chocolate. Stir between each interval. Repeat until fully melted.

Next, line a cupcake tin with liners or use my favorite reusable cup liners. Add a spoonful of the vegan dark chocolate into each cup. There should be six. Place into the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
When your first layer of dark chocolate is ready, remove from the freezer the designated amount of crunchy or creamy peanut butter into each cup. Flatted with your finger a little. Next, add the right amount of defrosted frozen raspberries (or any fruit) into each cup. Flatten gently with your finger a bit.

Finally, add the remaining amount of chocolate to each cup. Make sure you are covering the peanut butter and jam. Place back in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.

If storing in the freezer, allow them to defrost for 10 minutes at room temperature before enjoying!

healthy peanut butter and Jelly Cups

How should I store these peanut butter jelly cups?

Store your heathy peanut butter cups in an airtight container in the freezer. Let defrost at room temperate for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups


  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Healthy 4 ingredient vegan PB&J cups made with simple ingredients. This no-bake, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free recipe is the perfect healthy snack or dessert! 


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (vegan or regular)
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup frozen raspberries

Instructions

  1. Line a cupcake tin with six reusable muffin liners. Place frozen raspberries in a bowl and let defrost at room temperature while you prepare the chocolate. 
  2. Add dark chocolate chips and coconut oil to a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave again for 20 seconds. Stir. Repeat on 20-second intervals until completely smooth.
  3. Add 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) of melted chocolate to each cup. Place in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, lightly mash defrosted raspberries with a fork until jam-like texture. Remove cupcake tin from the freezer and add 1/2 Tbsp of crunchy peanut butter and 1/2 Tbsp of the homemade raspberry jam to each cup. Gently pat down with finger.
  5. Cover the peanut butter and jelly mixture completely with the remaining chocolate — about 1 to 1.5 Tbsp per cup. Place back in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Store in the freezer. Serve slightly defrosted. Leave out of the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

Crunchy or creamy peanut butter works. You may also use almond butter or sun butter.

Store-bought jelly or jam can be substituted for the frozen fruit.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy dessert, vegan dessert, gluten free dessert, dairy free dessert, healthy chocolate dessert, peanut butter, peanut butter dessert, healthy peanut butter dessert, peanut butter cups, no bake dessert, freezer fudge

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  • Tessa Widmer
    Posted at 20:48h, 29 August Reply

    Solid 100000/10 ! The absolute easiest and quickest clean and healthy treat! These came out better than expected and were the perfect thing for my chocolate craving !

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 13:38h, 10 September Reply

      Hi Tessa! I am so happy you loved these 🙂 they are my favorite too!

  • Avery King
    Posted at 18:34h, 01 September Reply

    These are AMAZING!!! they were so easy to make. I honestly couldn’t recommend these more to someone! 😋😋

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 13:43h, 10 September Reply

      Avery, I am so excited to hear this!! This is one of my favorite treats/snacks ever 🙂

  • Bella P
    Posted at 21:27h, 02 September Reply

    I loved these! They were so easy to make that it’ll be hard for me to resist making them every night. As a college student freezing desserts is so much easier than baking them and these do the trick! Can’t wait to make them again!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 13:43h, 10 September Reply

      Hi Bella! Couldn’t agree with you more 🙂 this is one of my go-to desserts because it is so easy to make and tastes amazing!

  • Dirk von der Ahe
    Posted at 03:45h, 07 September Reply

    Amazing, delicious, easy to prepare and even healthy !!! I recommend these cups to everyone. There are so many ways to enjoy them: as a dessert after lunch or dinner, as a small snack when you have a coffee or tea, as a substitute for a chocolate bar when watching TV……and so on. You will find many reasons to eat the next one !!!! I love them !!!! :-))))

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 13:44h, 10 September Reply

      Hi Dirk, thanks for your comment. This is one of my favorite desserts too! Absolutely delicious.

  • MaryAnn Grant
    Posted at 18:45h, 16 September Reply

    This was SOOOOOO delish. If you haven’t made these yet you must! Everyone needs to try these.

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 11:22h, 20 October Reply

      I am so thrilled you loved this recipe! It is by far one of my favorites 🙂

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