3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups

These 3 ingredient peanut butter cups are highly addictive. Proceed with caution.

3 ingredient peanut butter cups

Is there anything better than easy desserts? No cooking required, no special skills, no long hours of dedication. And just three ingredients?? I mean…

There’s a catch though.

These peanut butter cups are dangerous. Dangerous!! They’re bad. Highly addictive. Just sitting there in your fridge. Calling out your name. From my personal experience, I have found it incredibly hard to go about my day knowing these existed. So I snacked on them like there’s no tomorrow.

Do I have any regrets? No, absolutely not. But I just felt like I should warn you. There are plenty recipes out there, but I find this version super easy. You just shape the peanut butter filling into disks and cover them up with melted chocolate. I’m even adding some pictures to illustrate just how simple the whole thing is. I’d say don’t skip the sea salt on top, it makes a huge difference and elevates the flavour. But it’s up to you.

3 ingredient peanut butter cups

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups


  • 1/4 cup peanut butter or any other nut butter
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 225g dark chocolate or milk chocolate

Mix in the peanut butter and powdered sugar until the mixture is dry and crumbly.


Melt about 1/3 of the chocolate and using a spoon, scoop up a small amount of chocolate and drizzle it into the cup liners. Use the back of the spoon to gently smooth the chocolate into a thin layer.

Place the cups on a baking sheet in the fridge for a few minutes, until the chocolate is firm.

To make the peanut butter filing, scoop slightly mounded teaspoons of filling and shape them into thick disks with your fingers. The disks should be nearly the diameter of the cup with just a little space left around the edge. Once the chocolate has set, transfer the disks of peanut butter to the cups.

Melt the remaining chocolate, scoop a generous spoonful and drizzle it over the peanut butter filling. Use the back of the spoon to gently spread the chocolate around the filling and smooth the top. Repeat with all the remaining candies. Sprinkle some sea salt and place in the fridge until chocolate has fully set.

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups

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