Protein Peanut Butter Cups

serves 12

30 minutes prep time

By Bridgette Clare, categorized in Workout

Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Snack, dessert or post-workout, these peanut butter cups will be your new go to! Make up a batch for the week and store in the freezer until needed.


4 Tbsp peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)

1/2-1 Tbsp coconut oil

1 scoop (35g) vanilla Vega® Clean* Protein

265 g vegan chocolate or chocolate chips

Optional: chopped nuts or salt


  1. Stirring constantly, melt the peanut butter and coconut oil together in a pan on a low heat. Once incorporated, remove from heat and stir in Vega Clean* Protein until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Temper chocolate: Melt 2/3 chocolate in a pan over a low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the remaining chocolate. Stir until fully melted and mixed. This will ensure an even consistency and that the chocolate sets.
  3. Add a layer of chocolate to the bottom of 12 mini (or 6 regular) cupcake cases.
  4. Roll the peanut butter mixture into small balls. Flatten them into disks and place in the chocolate-lined cases before coating with the rest of the chocolate.
  5. Optional: lightly sprinkle chopped peanuts and sea salt on each cup.
  6. Store in the freezer for at least 20 minutes or until ready to serve.


*At Vega®, Clean means: Non-GMO, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, gluten-free and non-dairy ingredients.