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Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Prep time 20 min
Cook time
Total time 20 min

Prep time 20 min
Cook time
Total time 20 min


Forgive me if this is controversial, or if you disagree, but I believe that Chocolate+Peanut Butter is the BEST flavor combination ever invented! 

There’s something magical about creamy, salty peanut butter combined with smooth, dark chocolate…it’s the perfect dessert!

Don’t you agree? 

Clearly, I’m not the only one that feels this way, since the candy isle is filled with dozens of options with this flavor profile. It’s primally delicious!

But, if you flip those orange-wrapped candies over and read the nutrition label you’ll quickly discover that SUGAR is the main ingredient, rather than peanuts or chocolate. You’ll also see that protein and fiber is very minimal or non-existent. 

Not the healthiest way to enjoy the BEST flavor combination of all time!

Of course, you KNOW that I have the solution for you today…a simple recipe that allows you to enjoy ALL the peanut butter and chocolate flavors that you love without ANY of the guilt and weight gain of traditional candies.

Serves 24

1 cup salted, roasted peanuts

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon honey

1 (9oz) bag Lily’s stevia-sweetened chocolate chips

24 mini paper cupcake liners

1 tablespoon flake sea salt


Combine the peanuts and 1 teaspoon of the coconut oil in a food processor. Pulse until crumbly.


Add the scoop of Frosted Vanilla Cake Whey Protein and a teaspoon of honey. Blend for 2-3 minutes, until the peanut butter becomes smooth and glossy.


Melt the chocolate chips and remaining 2 teaspoons of coconut oil in a double boiler over low heat. Stir until smooth.


Place 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate into the bottom of each mini cupcake liner and place in the fridge for 10 minutes until the chocolate becomes solid.


Place a teaspoon of protein peanut butter on top of the hardened chocolate and top with enough melted chocolate to cover the peanut butter. Top with flaked sea salt. Place the peanut butter cups back in the fridge for 10 minutes until solid. Store leftovers in the freezer. Enjoy!

Quick Tip

Another (quicker!) way to enjoy the incredible flavors of Chocolate and Peanut Butter is to blend up a protein shake with TRULEAN Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Whey Protein!

 Either way, be sure to get your chocolate and protein fix in a form that’s low in sugar and packs a healthy dose of protein! 


Calories: 81
Fat: 6g
Carbohydrates: 4g
Sodium: 23mg
Fiber: 4g
Protein: 4g
Sugar: 0g

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