Peanut Butter Jelly Cups recipe

By Rena |

These Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups are so delicious and easy to make with only 3 simple ingredients. They are vegan, paleo-friendly, and refined sugar-free. This simple dessert recipe will become your all-time favorite treat.

stack of Peanut Butter Jelly Cups

This Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups recipe can’t get any easier to make. Chocolate, any nut butter, and jam/jelly. These peanut butter jelly cups are so tasty and the perfect healthy treat you can enjoy without any guilt.

Looking for other tasty snacks? Why not also try my Cookies and Cream Energy Bites or my Paleo Walnut Date Energy Balls!

why you’ll love this peanut butter jelly cups recipe

  • A super easy snack. this Peanut Butter Cups recipe only calls for 3 simple ingredients that most anyone can find in their fridge and pantry.
  • Versatile. You can use any of your favorite jellies.
  • Packed with flavor. Chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and sweet jelly, a match made in heaven! The textures too…..so good!

INGREDIENTS you’ll need

  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • All-Natural Peanut Butter
  • Raspberry Jam

how to make the peanut butter cups recipe

  • Melt the chocolate – Gently melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a microwave-safe bowl in 15-second increments.
  • Assemble the cups – In mini cupcake liners drop a tbsp of chocolate, a tsp of peanut butter, and tsp of jam.
  • Freeze – Cover with remaining chocolate and freeze for 1 hour before serving.
Peanut Butter Jelly Cups stacked

recipe notes and tips

  • For a vegan option, use dairy-free dark chocolate chips.
  • For Paleo-friendly use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
  • If melting the chocolate in the microwave, melt it in 15-second increments, to avoid burning the chocolate.
  • I used dark chocolate chips, but you can use milk chocolate if you prefer.
  • For the jelly, use any of your favorite sugar-free jelly flavors.
  •  If the peanut butter cups are completely frozen, let defrost for 15 minutes at room temperature before serving.
  • Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on the top of each peanut butter jelly cups, it balances out the sweetness perfectly, especially if your peanut butter is unsalted.

faq’s

What jelly goes with peanut butter?

Traditionally, grape jelly is what mostly everyone loves or combine with peanut butter. When you think of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich the first thing that usually comes to mind is grape jelly. Of course, it will come down to your personal preference. Some don’t like grape jelly and would rather go with strawberry or raspberry. For this peanut butter cup recipe, I decided to go with raspberry jelly.

hands holding Peanut Butter Jelly Cups recipe

Is Peanut butter & jelly healthy?

First, let us talk about peanut butter. Peanut butter has been known to be a huge component of a healthy diet. They are packed with protein and healthy fats. Try to choose all-natural or organic peanut butter that has no added sugar to them. Peanut butter is fairly healthy to include in your diet. As far as jelly, they are loaded with sugar. Try making your own healthy jelly at home or always go for the sugar-free option. No reason not to make this Peanut butter and jelly cups recipe right?

how to store these peanut butter jelly cups

You’ll need to keep these Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups in the refrigerator or freezer after making them. If you leave them out at room temperature for too long they will start to melt.

other toppings

You can make these extra special with a variety of toppings. Here’s some ideas:

  • Crushed nuts (like pecans)
  • Coconut flakes
  • White chocolate nibs
  • Diced cherries
  • Sea salt
four Peanut Butter Jelly Cups from this recipe
side shot of paleo peanut butter jelly cups

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups

Incredibly tasty and easy to put together. They are paleo and refined sugar-free. Makes a fun and healthy treat.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
1 hour
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Dark chocolate Chocolate chips dairy-free for vegan
  • 2 Tbsp All-Natural Peanut Butter Almond butter for paleo
  • 2 Tbsp Raspberry Jam refined sugar-free

Instructions

  • Gently melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl in 15-second increments as to not burn the chocolate. 
  • Place six mini cupcake liners onto a baking sheet.
  • Drop roughly one tablespoon of chocolate into the center of each liner.
  • Then drop roughly one teaspoon of almond butter and one teaspoon of jam into the center of the chocolate.
  • Cover with remaining chocolate and freeze for 1 hour before serving.

Notes

  • If completely frozen, let defrost for 15 minutes at room temperature before serving
  • For a vegan option, use dairy-free dark chocolate chips.
  • For Paleo-friendly use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
  • If melting the chocolate in the microwave, melt it in 15-second increments, to avoid burning the chocolate.
  • I used dark chocolate chips, but you can use milk chocolate if you prefer.
  • For the jelly, use any of your favorite sugar-free jelly flavors.
  •  If the peanut butter cups are completely frozen, let defrost for 15 minutes at room temperature before serving.
  • Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on the top of each peanut butter jelly cups, it balances out the sweetness perfectly, especially if your peanut butter is unsalted.

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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