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Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups for #LoveYourLifeFriday

Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups for #loveyourlifefriday at karenehman.com.

Today I’m welcoming my friend, Daniele, to the #LoveYourLifeFriday team. You are in for a sweet treat today with her post! 

These chocolate cups are super simple and a delicious treat to make!

For several years, we dealt with extreme dairy allergies in our home. I steered clear of milk chocolate in the kitchen and just took extra precautions overall.  Well, sometimes I hid a few chocolate treats in the freezer (ahem).

Whether your family struggles with milk protein allergies or you’re just looking for a healthier version of this yummy treat, give this recipe a try. Maybe it will become a favorite!


coconut oil:  it’s antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and incredibly soothing to your body (externally & internally). Coconut oil was a significant factor in reversing asthma symptoms in our son — it’s great for you! Use expeller pressed to avoid the coconut flavor of the oil.

maple syrup:  less calories than honey

cacao powder (raw chocolate powder):  full of iron, fiber, magnesium, calcium and an excellent antioxidant.

vanilla extract

peanut butter:  we’ve made our own before, but most often use Jif’s Natural creamy peanut butter since it doesn’t contain hydrogenated oils…again, getting rid of these troublesome oils helped with asthma!

These 5 ingredients came together really quickly.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups for #loveyourlifefriday at karenehman.com.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups for #loveyourlifefriday at karenehman.com.

Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Cups

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted but not hot
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (we use slightly more)
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor (or use arm power with spatula and a bowl).  Blend well; mixture will be liquid-like.  If not, add a bit more melted coconut oil. Pour the chocolate liquid into paper-lined muffin tin about 1/3 full per cup.

Freeze for 10-15 minutes. You’ll want to store these in the freezer since they melt at room temperature. Makes about 10 cups.

That’s it – a quick, healthy treat!

Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups for #loveyourlifefriday at karenehman.com.


Daniele for #Loveyourlifefriday at karenehman.com.Daniele of Domestic Serenity is a homeschooling Mama of five kiddos and a voracious reader of books. Passionate about her faith, home and family, she blogs about the intentional lifestyle and writes for other online and print publications. Daniele thinks life is made more enjoyable with a cup of herbal tea in hand!
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  1. Daniele, I am so thankful for this recipe. Right now I spend too much money to buy Justin’s diary free peanut butter cups because I miss Reese’s cups so much. I can’t wait to try this recipe!! Thank you, Karen for sharing.


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