Ready to beat your cravings with some No Bake Protein Peanut Butter Cups? This recipe is healthy, delicious, easy to make, and you only need a few ingredients to make them!
Start with either a food processor or really powerful blender. I prefer a food processor for this recipe (easier to get into) but if all you have is a blender that should work just as good.
Add into either your food processor or blender 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 2 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter or peanut flour, 1/4 cup of drained & rinsed chickpeas, 1 scoop of protein powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1/2 ounce of unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
Choose a protein powder flavor that tastes great and compliments the peanut butter flavor. I like vanilla but chocolate, banana, etc work great too.
Blend or process those ingredients together until it starts to clump up. This should take less than a minute.
Once it starts to clump up, STOP processing or blending! If you keep processing or blending after this point you’ll risk burning out your motor.
Take out some silicone cups or really any muffin pan and evenly distribute your mix into the bottom of whatever you’re using. I use my hands to press the mix firmly into each cup.
Pro tip? Damp hands won’t get sticky!
The reason I suggest silicone cups is that they’ll make taking your protein peanut butter cups out a lot easier. You can peel the silicone right off the cup without worrying about anything sticking, ripping, or falling apart.
Protein Peanut Butter Cups Topping
Melt 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate in either the microwave or on the stove. I’m strapped for time so I’m using the microwave today.
All you have to do to melt your chocolate in the microwave is to microwave it for :20-:30 seconds at a time. Pull it out after that time, mix it around, and repeat until it’s melted!
The more powerful your microwave is, the less time it’ll take. Keep an eye on it so that you don’t burn your chocolate and remember how long it took for next time.
Evenly distribute that melted chocolate onto the tops of your protein peanut butter cups and spread it around with a spoon.
Put them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes or until they harden up and get ready to beat your cravings!
If you want to coat the entire protein peanut butter cup you can double or triple the amount of chocolate used. Make sure to adjust your macros accordingly if you do this.
These will last awhile in the fridge so don’t be scared to double or triple the entire recipe.
Like these protein peanut butter cups? Try our Pumpkin Protein Cups next!
No Bake Protein Peanut Butter Cups
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- 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter - 32g
- 2 Tablespoons Powdered Peanut Butter - 12g (or Peanut Flour)
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder - 30g (I love vanilla)
- ¼ Cup Chickpeas - 61g Reduced Sodium (or Any Other White Bean)
- ½ Ounce Milk Substitute - or Milk
- 2 Tablespoons Chocolate - 28g Dark
- Combine all of your ingredients aside from your Dark Chocolate into a food processor or really powerful blender
- Process or blend everything together until it starts to clump up (be careful not to burn out your motor)
- Take out a muffin pan or silicone cups and evenly distribute your mix into however many you want to make
- Melt your Dark Chocolate on either the stovetop or in a microwave
- Evenly distribute your melted chocolate on top
- Put them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes so that they can harden up
- Calories: 563
- Fat: 27g
- Saturated Fat: 8g
- Sodium: 455mg
- Carbs: 37g
- Fiber: 9g
- Sugar: 17g
- Protein: 43g
- Calories: 140
- Fat: 6.7g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Sodium: 113.7mg
- Carbs: 9.2g
- Fiber: 2.2g
- Sugar: 4.2g
- Protein: 10.7g