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5 Ingredient Diabetic-Friendly Peanut Butter Cups

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An easy and delicious diabetic-friendly Peanut Butter Cups recipe to try out!

A peanut butter cup is a molded chocolate candy with peanut butter filling inside. Peanut butter cups are one of the most popular kinds of candy confection in America. They can be made at home, but like most candies, they are commonly mass-produced.

Healthy and super delicious Diabetic-Friendly Peanut Butter Cups made with only 5 ingredients. These peanut butter cups are irresistible and the best and on top of that Diabetic-Friendly, so what’s not to love about these? Be warned, they are addictive, as they’re that good, and you may not be able to stop at one!

Diabetic-Friendly Peanut Butter Cups

Diabetic-Friendly Peanut Butter Cups

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Rochelle modified and made this suitable for diabetics, I used all-natural peanut butter which I whisked till airy and followed the same process.

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Additional Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Diet: DiabeticDiet


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  • 2 Bags Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Smooth/ Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil


  1. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or on the stovetop.
  2. Once melted, pour in the oil and stir till shiny and smooth.
  3. Place the peanut butter, butter, and sugar in a bowl, and whisk till airy.
  4. Place in fridge to firm up.
  5. Pour down a layer of chocolate into the Peanut Butter Cup Mould.
  6. Place in freezer till set.
  7. Dollop a spoon of peanut butter in the center only and refreeze till set.
  8. Remove and pour another layer of melted chocolate over and return to the freezer.
  9. Once set, remove from mould/mold, and enjoy!!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 88
  • Sugar: 4
  • Sodium: 29
  • Fat: 8
  • Saturated Fat: 3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 5

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Diabetic-Friendly Peanut Butter Cups

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6 thoughts on “5 Ingredient Diabetic-Friendly Peanut Butter Cups”

  1. These look like little keto caloric bombs 🙂 I would definitely use powdered erythritol; I make that very often using a simple coffee grinder. It’s only that the amount of erythritol and how much one should be eating daily is limited; I think about 50 grams is the limit.

    • Great hope you will enjoy them.
      I am not familiar with the amount of powdered erythritol but I found the following and hope this will help:

      How much can I eat? There aren’t official guidelines on using erythritol, but most people can handle 1 gram for every kilogram of body weight daily. So if you weigh 150 pounds, you can tolerate 68 grams of erythritol a day, or more than 13 teaspoons.

      How it’s used. You can use erythritol the same way as sugar. It’s fine to stir it into your coffee or tea, sprinkle it on grapefruit, or bake with it. Remember that it’s a sugar substitute and not real sugar, so foods that you bake may have a different taste or consistency than you’re used to.

  2. I’d love to see the diabetic substitutions you mentioned as my dad is diabetic. Sugar-free chocolate is pretty easy to find, but what do you substitute for the powdered sugar? Would Splenda work for that? Looks yummy. Visiting from Senior Salon Pit Stop.

    • Hi Jennifer, Thanks for popping in and asking about the powdered sugar.
      Yes Splenda is a good alternative and will work, but because Splenda is very sweet you will want to make a few adjustments for the best outcome. First, blend ¾ cup of Splenda with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Then only use ½ cup of this Splenda powdered sugar substitution for every 1 cup of regular powdered sugar. Hope this will help.


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