4- Ingredients Protein Peanut Butter Cups

By Rena Awada | Updated On September 13, 2019

This Protein Peanut Butter Cups recipe is a high protein version of the classic treat that everyone loves. They are homemade, easy to make, so creamy, delicious and only need 4 ingredients to make.

Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Protein Peanut Butter Cups

We enjoy making desserts and this Protein Peanut Butter dessert recipe is one of our favorites! They are easy to make and the kids love making their own. Sometimes they add sprinkles in them and once my son decided to add grape jelly in his and I have to admit it tasted amazing. Thinking of testing that idea out soon with maybe strawberry jelly. This creamy and high protein dessert is the perfect treat to have without any guilt.

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Are peanut butter cups healthy?

Making your own peanut butter cups will certainly be healthier than the store-bought candy version like Reese’s brand. There might be some healthier store-bought versions out now made with dark chocolate and no added sugar for the peanut butter. Making your own at home will allow you to use healthier ingredients and add a bit of whey protein for an extra protein boost.

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Making this peanut butter dessert recipe?

I would love to get some feedback from you if you made these High protein peanut butter cups. Tag me with #healthyfitnessmeals when you make these and leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

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Protein Peanut Butter Cups

A high protein version of the classic treat.
4.88 from 16 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Rena


  • 1/3 Cup Smooth peanut butter
  • 1 Scoop Whey Protein vanilla flavor
  • 1 ½ Cups Dark chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil


  • Place 6 paper liners in the wells of a muffin tin and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the protein powder and peanut butter until smooth.
  • Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl; microwave in 30-second increments until fully melted.
  • Place approximately 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate in the bottom of each liner. Place the muffin tin in the freezer for 10 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  • Place 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate layer.
  • Add an additional tablespoon of chocolate on top of the peanut butter mixture. Chill until firm.
  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.



Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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Reader Interactions


    • Rena says

      Per serving? Not possible. We use an automated built-in calculator that populates the nutrition facts based on the ingredients used. Also the calories can be cut down by using sugar-free chocolate chips

  1. Laurie says

    5 stars
    Making for the second time! The first batch turned out perfect. I was a little heavy on the dark chocolate but who cares! They are delish and turn out great.

    • James says

      By using 6 paper-liners, you are making 6 peanut-butter cups (coming out to 59 kcal each). If you were to concoct a peanut-buttercup monstrosity rivaling the Chernobyl disaster by combining it all into one singular peanut-butter cup, then it would be 352kcal per peanut-butter cup.
      Hope this answers your question, Victoria.

      • Josh says

        The peanut butter alone is more calories than that. PB = 506, chocolate chips = 1375, scoop protein = 200ish. 2081/6 = 350ish calories per peanut butter cup.

          • Rena Awada says

            It should work. But you may have to add a bit more protein powder to get it to the consistency you see in the video

  2. Sam says

    5 stars
    I’ve already made these twice! They are a guilt free healthier treat in our house! Rena your recipes are just amazing!

  3. Kaycee says

    5 stars
    10/10 ohhh myyy. These taste exactly like the real deal! I used muscle tech whey. I doubled the recipe to make 12 and they turned out THICK. I won’t double it next time and will still make 12. 🙂 Sadly they’re the same if not more calorie wise….. just SLIGHTLY higher protein. Definitely recommend making them!

  4. Louise-Andrée says

    5 stars
    LOVED IT !!!!
    I’m not a big fan of the taste of whey protein, so I was doubtful about liking this recipe. But I was so excited to have found a healthy version of this classic that I gave it a try. So glad that I did !!!
    Also this recipe is so easy with simple ingredients ! What’s not to love !!! I highly recommend it !!!

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