No-Bake Plant-Based Salted Peanut Butter Cups


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time1 hr 20 mins
  • Makes12 cups
*PLUS setting time
No-Bake Plant-Based Salted Peanut Butter Cups

Photography by Erik Putz; Food styling by John Kruusi; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari

Sweet, salty, chocolatey and loaded with peanut butter, these cups are the perfect no-bake treat.


  • 200 g vegan dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter

  • 1/3 cup icing sugar, (40 g)

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp flaked sea salt


  • Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. (Or use 12 silicone cupcake liners.)

  • Place chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium, stirring every 30 sec, until almost melted, 1 to 2 min. Remove and stir until smooth.

  • Scoop 1 tsp melted chocolate into each liner. Tilt pan so chocolate covers bottoms of liners. Freeze until firm, about 5 min.

  • Meanwhile, stir peanut butter, sugar and salt in a medium bowl until combined. Mixture will be pasty. Roll into 2-tsp balls and flatten into patties. Place 1 peanut butter patty into each liner with chocolate. Press down on patty to flatten, leaving a 2-mm border.

  • Scoop heaping 1 tsp melted chocolate over each patty, carefully spreading so it fills in edges and covers peanut butter mixture completely. Sprinkle with sea salt. Set aside until chocolate is firm, preferably overnight. Cups will store well, in a sealed container at room temperature, for up to 5 days.

Kitchen tip

Once chocolate is firm, trim paper liners for a neatly packaged look.

This recipe is part of a collection of vegan, no-bake desserts.