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Homemade Peanut (or Almond!) Butter Cups

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These kid-approved peanut butter cups are a great alternative to store-bought versions like Reese’s. Plus, they’re super easy to make, which makes them mom-approved too!


  • 5-6 ounces mini chocolate chips (~ 1/2 bag of chips; Enjoy Life is a great brand free of soy, gluten, dairy and nuts)
  • 1 cup of natural crunchy peanut butter or almond butter (Trader Joe’s raw crunchy almond butter works great! If you don’t like crunchy nut butters, creamy is fine too.)
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil


  1. Place 10-12 mini cupcake liners onto a plate or in a muffin pan (you’ll place it in the freezer, so make sure whatever you choose fits!)
  2. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips in the bottom of the liners until they are 1/3 full.
  3. Heat the coconut oil in the microwave (~20 seconds) or on the stove until melted. In a small bowl, mix the oil with peanut or almond butter and stir until well-combined.
  4. Pour the coconut oil/nut butter mixture into the cupcake liners over the chocolate chips. Fill to the top
  5. Place cups into the freezer until frozen, about 45 minutes.
  6. Enjoy! Make sure to keep uneaten peanut butter cups in the freezer – once you take them out they will start to melt