Recipe: Heart-Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Emily Rubin, RD, Clinical Dietitian in the Jefferson Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology shares a heart-healthy dark chocolate treat to try.

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Especially knowing that it has some health benefits. Dark chocolate is low in sugar, high in fiber, contains antioxidants and may even prevent heart disease!  These peanut butter cups are made with simple ingredients that meet everyone’s dietary needs — they are vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, low FODMAPlower in carbs and lower in sugar than traditional peanut butter cups. These treats will satisfy anyone’s sweet craving for chocolate and peanut butter, enjoy!


Chocolate Layers

  • 4 oz. 100% cocoa bakers chocolate
  • 4 oz. 56% cocoa bakers chocolate
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. Truvia brown sugar blend
  • 1 tbsp. creamy no sugar peanut butter (*use safflower butter or almond butter for peanut allergy)

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 4 oz. creamy no sugar peanut butter
  • 3 tsp. Truvia brown sugar blend


  1. Line a 12 -16 mini muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Cut both chocolates into small pieces.
  3. Use a microwave to melt the chocolate.
  4. Melt the chocolate with 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk and 2 tbsp. Truvia brown sugar, and stir until smooth.
  5. Stir in 1 tbsp. peanut butter.
  6. Spoon enough chocolate into each mold and freeze for 15 minutes.
  7. While they are in the freezer, melt the peanut butter and Truvia for 30 seconds, and stir until smooth.
  8. Evenly spoon the peanut butter mixture onto the frozen chocolate cups.
  9. Cover each with remaining chocolate and freeze again for 1-2 hours. Pop out of molds and enjoy!

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