10 Minute Homemade Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


Being a mom of a new little one + my rowdy 4 year old, I appreciate recipes that are quick and delicious – this Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup recipe is beyond amazing, full of protein & low in fat, and takes literally 10 minutes or less to throw together!

I’m amazed at how fast this was… and how beautiful the results are – these are perfect Valentine’s Day treats to give to a love or to friends or family.


  • 2 cups of semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter (use any you like – regular, organic, crunchy even if you want that nut texture in your cups)
  • Kosher Salt for sprinkling



Set up your muffin tins with liners and lightly spray them with oil or Pam spray

Pour the chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl, heat for 1 minute, stop and stir, then heat for another minute, stir until creamy, melted down, and blended

Drop about a tablespoon of melted chocolate into each cupcake liner – don’t bother to spread it out, the hot peanut butter will take care of it

Heat up the peanut butter in a microwavable mug or bowl for 1 minute, stir to make sure the oil doesn’t separate afterwards

Drop about a tablespoon of melted peanut butter (it should be almost liquidy but not quite), into each cupcake liner directly onto the chocolate

Repeat the process with the remainder of the chocolate – you don’t need to completely cover the peanut butter, it gives it a beautiful swirl if you delicately just spread it a little with the end of the spoon

Refridgerate for about 15 minutes, sprinkle a pinch of Kosher salt onto each peanut butter cup, then return to refrigerator for at least another 15 minutes.

Enjoy a delicious & healthy chocolate treat!



  1. It is!!! And this quick recipe really isn’t as bad as a Recess cup because you’re putting the pure ingredients in only – not additives and high fructose corn syrup, etc. So depending on what chocolate you use and peanut butter, you have a pretty healthy, protein-full treat!

  2. Yes, that’s exactly what I thought! It’s like a more healthy option! πŸ™‚ ❀ Chocolate and peanut butter doesn't have to be bad for you at all! You're so right! πŸ™‚

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