3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cups

It is surprisingly easy to make peanut butter cups with only 3 ingredients! These treats are perfect for Christmas coffee table or as homemade presents. The recipe is gluten-free and egg-free so these sweets are suitable for many diets. Use good quality peanut butter and chocolate. I used crunchy peanut butter for the recipe but you can also use smooth peanut butter if you want to.



3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cups

  • Prep Time: 1 h
  • Cook Time: 30 min setting
  • Total Time: 1 h 30 min
  • Yield: 30 pieces 1x



egg-free, gluten-free

  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 250 g milk chocolate (8.75 oz)


Mix the peanut butter and the icing sugar. Roll the mix into small balls. Press the balls lightly. 

Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over simmering water. Fill the candy cups half full with chocolate and press the peanut butter balls into the chocolate. Cover with chocolate. Let set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.


You can temper the chocolate if you want it to set in the room temperature. Heat the chocolate into 45 degrees celsius (113 °F), then cool into 26 degrees (78.8 °F) and heat to 30 degrees (86 °F) and it’s ready to use.

You can also try my other super easy and delicious 3-ingredient recipes from the blog or from my book Only 3.


3 ingredient peanut butter cups resepti Emma Ivane

3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cups

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