Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

Rumor has it that it’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly day.

Who knew such a day existed?

I love a good excuse to eat food. Not that I need one, but it’s always nice to have one, just in case.

 

 

I’ve been on a PB&J kick lately. Rainy day, comfort food. On top of that, my chocolate cravings have been kicked up a notch. You can guess where this is going. The idea of making of making it into a chocolate cup came from this genius.

For all you “non” bakers, this one’s for you. You really can’t mess this one up. Go ahead, try. I dare you.

ps. for an Easter treat, make in pastel paper liners and set out for guests or add to your kids easter baskets. Assuming that you don’t hoard these for yourself [I wouldn't blame you], they’ll be a hit.

 

 

So… I like salt, a lot.

I’ll add it to anything, even chocolate. If you’re making these with or for kids, you may want to leave it off.

My husband likes more peanut butter & jelly mixture, less chocolate. My mood that day led to a little more chocolate. Good news, depending on how you like it, you can make how you please.

This is one of my favorite combinations of sweet and salty.

 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups semi-sweet [or milk chocolate] chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup peanut butter – or nut butter of choice
  • 1 tablespoon powdered/confectioner ‘s sugar
  • 1/2 cup of strawberry jelly – or jelly/jam of choice
  • sea salt

Directions

Line a mini muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, saucepan or microwave. Once it’s melted down, add coconut oil to thin out. Add more, if needed.

Add about one teaspoon of melted chocolate to the bottom of each paper cup. Tilt the liners so the chocolate evenly coats the bottom and slightly up the sides. Another option is to take a pastry brush or even a small knife to spread the chocolate.

Place the cupcake tin in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to let set.

Meanwhile, mix together peanut butter and powdered sugar – this makes it less sticky and easier to handle. Place peanut butter mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Once both timers have gone off, roll [in your hands] about 1 teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture and place in the center of each chocolate cup. Place tin back in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Remove and add 1/2 teaspoon of jelly on top of the peanut butter.

With the remaining chocolate, cover each PB&J cup until covered. Top with sea salt – optional.

Place muffin tin back into the freezer, last time I promise, for about 20 minutes.

These can be left out at room temperature or in the fridge. These lasted about 3 days in our house, but can probably keep up to 1-2 weeks, or 3-4 if kept in the freezer.

 

Makes about 24

*gluten-free

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  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    I was just pre-writing my own Natl PB&J Day post!  These look…amazing!  Totally RIGHT up my alley!

  • Heather

    Peanut butter cups are do fun to make and I love this version!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Hmm…these need to find their way into my belly…asap.

  • Nicola Quinn

    Yum! I’d love to give these a try – they look incredible. 

  • http://www.athoughtforfood.net/ Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Now don’t these look amazing!  I bet these would be wonderful to make with kids around.

  • http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/ Maria

    I posted a PB & J recipe too:) LOVE these! Pinning them now:) 

  • Jenny Flake

    These are just perfect!!  

  • http://design-bad.blogspot.com/ Blog About Design

    This looks amazing. I am going to whip up a batch ASAP. 

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Oh my gosh these look AMAZING!! I too love peanut butter and jelly- it’s just one of those perfect combinations! But I’ve never had it combined with chocolate before which just makes it sound even better!! Can’t wait to try these! 

  • Lindsey Young

    These sounds so yummy! I have always been a fan of the peanut butter/jelly combination! 

  • http://www.bevcooks.com/ Bev Weidner

    LOOOK AT THOSE. 

  • Akostovic

    What can I use instead of coconut oil. I live in eastern Europe and don’t have access. They look amazing! Give me help. Please

  • http://www.bakeyourday.net/ Cassie @ Bake Your Day

    Brilliant idea, Lisa. I love all of the PB&J love I am seeing today. These are gorgeous! 

  • http://www.sprinklejoy.net/ Liz Tesar

    THESE LOOK AWESOME! I love PP&J’s too, especially as comfort food.  I can’t wait to try these!

  • Anonymous

    you can try using shortening or canola oil – use a little at a time until you reached desired consistency. Enjoy!

  • http://www.inspiringtheeveryday.com/ Michael_quest

    These look amazing! I just discovered your blog and love how everyday cooking and baking can be so much healthier.

  • http://fooddoodles.com/ Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Mmmm, I love this idea!  I need to try these :D

  • http://www.vanilla-and-spice.com/ Genevieve

    I’ve seen lots of versions of healthier homemade peanut butter cups, but I’ve never thought of adding jam in the middle – what a creative and tasty idea, and so adorable too!

  • http://www.theknoxvilleholts.blogspot.com/ Laura

    these look amaaaaaazing! can’t wait to try!

  • shelly (cookies and cups)

    These are perfection!

  • http://fuelmyfamily.wordpress.com/ Lindsay @ Fuel My Family

    can’t beat a classic like PB&J! These look great!

  • http://www.glutenfreebabysteps.wordpress.com/ Nia

    So not fair of you to post this!! I actually made homemade Mounds treats last night (ate 3) and decided today that I need to back off of the sweet treats for awhile. Which I will. After I make these . . .

  • Miranda @ Biting Life

    Oh my gosh, these look amazing!! I NEVER would’ve thought to make something like this… that’s so creative!

  • Naomi

    Adorable idea. So simple, easy and deliciouis.

  • RitaB

    Ahhh would love to sit back with a couple of these and a VERY tall glass of cold milk!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/TidyMom Cheryl

    Oh Lisa these look and sound fantastic!!

  • Vac12161

    Can’t wait to make these!!

  • http://sensualappeal.wordpress.com/ Kammie @ Sensual Appeal

    Oh wow this is amazing!

  • Carlene @ Carlene’s Figments

    Attempting to make larger versions right now. I love the salt topping idea!

  • http://www.countrymommacooks.com/ Countrymommacooks

    What a great recipe…..I’d like to invite you to share this@CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party Friday@6 pm ct-Sunday midnight…
    have a wonderful weekend:)

  • Anonymous

    Enjoy!

  • teresa

    These look beyond amazing Lisa!
    Just subscribed to Style and Grace!
    Where have I been?
    LOVE your blog and healthy perspective!
    xo
    Hugs from Bainbridge Island!

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  • http://damndelicious.tumblr.com/ Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    This might just be the best pb&j combination I’ve ever seen!

  • http://www.arunningtale.com/ Lindsey

    I am new to your blog, and just saw these and will admit I will race home tonight to make them! 

  • http://www.iffyinklings.blogspot.com/ Steff

    I made these for a housewarming potluck at a friends the other night and everyone loved them! 

  • http://www.incorporatingcolor.blogspot.in/ Kati – Incorporating Color

    Oh my gosh, these look SO amazing. Can’t wait to try these!

  • Anonymous

    woohoo!! love hearing that!

  • http://atasteofmadness.blogspot.ca/ ATasteOfMadness

    This looks amazing! I never knew it was even possible to actually make these (maybe I didn’t put that much though into it) 

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  • Adelaide

    Do you think that I could substitute almond butter for the peanut butter? I’m allergic to PB but this seems like a really fun recipe to try.

  • WithStyleGrace

    absolutely!

  • http://madamescherzo.tumblr.com/ Mme Scherzo

    crushed peanuts on top would be even better~!

  • Adlersong

    about how large is the muffin tin?

  • CATSMEOW

    Can’t help myself. These look Sassoo good BUT marshmallow fluff keeps running thorough my mind. Doesn’t that sound great too ?

  • WithStyleGrace

    for sure!