3-INGREDIENT HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS {gluten, dairy, egg & soy free, vegan}

These homemade peanut butter cups are a brilliant, healthier alternative to everyone’s favourite store-bought treat – and they only contain 3 ingredients! With a delicious dark chocolate shell and a fudgy sweet-salty peanut butter filling, this gluten free + vegan sweet treat is easy to make, and almost too easy to eat.

Homemade peanut butter cups on a white backdrop. One cup is in the foreground, cut in half with a knife that's lying in front of it. The fudgy golden brown peanut butter filling is exposed.

Peanut butter cups. A food love affair that started in 1928, and persists to this very day. While known in the UK, Reese’s peanut butter cups are very much a US thing – so it’s hardly surprising that while I’ve heard about them before, I had my very first taste of them only a week ago. (Shocking, I know.)

And… I like the idea. The chocolate shell, the almost fudgy sweet-salty peanut butter filling – but at the same time, they were too sweet and had that “artificial” taste of overly processed peanut butter and milk chocolate.

I’m sure the US folks are completely outraged right now. Don’t get me wrong – if you like them, love them, can’t live without them: more power to you! But if you are like me, and you want to taste the slight bitterness of dark chocolate, and the nutty earthiness of peanut butter, with just the right balance between sweet and salty… read on.

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CHOCOLATE DIPPED GLUTEN FREE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES {gluten & soy free}

20 minutes, 6 ingredients and no baking skills required… to make these gluten free peanut butter cookies. These are 100% some of my all-time favourite cookies, and I’m sure you’ll love them too! Make them extra special (and extra pretty) by dipping them into some dark chocolate.

Overhead shot of gluten free peanut butter cookies dipped in dark chocolate on a greyish white background. A few crumbs and splatters of chocolate complete the scene.

I’m obsessed with these cookies. I love absolutely everything about them. The flavour. The texture. How they look. That fun criss-crossed pattern you make with a fork. I love making them, the smell coming from the oven when they bake… and best of all, I love eating them.

We all have that one dessert we want to make over and over again, right? And I expected mine to be brownies (because chocolate is my BFF and there is no life without it)… but – no. It’s these gluten free peanut butter cookies, with their crispy caramelised edges and their fudgy nutty centre.

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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CAKE WITH SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE {soy free}

This delicious chocolate peanut butter cake with salted caramel sauce combines everyone’s favourite flavours into one amazingly tasty and scrumptious looking drip cake. Layers of airy but moist peanut butter sponge are sandwiched between decadent silky chocolate buttercream, and the salted caramel sauce adds the finishing touch.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce - This delicious sweet treat combines everyone’s favourite flavours into one amazingly tasty and scrumptious looking drip cake. Layers of airy but moist peanut butter sponge are sandwiched between decadent silky chocolate buttercream, and the salted caramel sauce adds the finishing touch.

This will be a quick one. You see, it was my birthday yesterday. Which necessarily and logically means that I’ve spent the whole Sunday afternoon baking my own birthday cake. ‘Cause that’s just what foodies and food bloggers do. 

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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL {gluten, dairy, egg, soy & ref. sugar free, vegan}

If it looks like dessert, smells like dessert, and tastes like dessert, then it probably is… breakfast! This chocolate peanut butter oatmeal is finger-lickingly delicious, and makes waking up very much worth it.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal - Quick, easy, and tastes like dessert! Only 10 minutes are required to make this finger-lickingly delicious breakfast.

I don’t know about you, but getting up at 7am (or earlier) every morning during the week is definitely not on my list of favourite things to do (licking spoonfuls of peanut butter mixed with honey, though… is definitely up there). And there is realistically only one thing that can get me up from the lovely lovely warm and cozy bed – and I am not talking about the daily obligations, or new discoveries to be made, or anything quite as grandiose. Nope, I am talking about the greatest thing of all – food.

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