No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cups

peanut butter oat cups

Snack cravings pop up once in a while – and making a vegan and healthy choice can be a challenge. Not anymore with these no bake peanut butter oat cups, though. These are the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. And you don’t even need an oven! 

Keep reading for a simple recipe for chocolate peanut butter oat cups with a prep time of only 15 minutes.

Ingredients for the Peanut and Oat Layer

For the peanut and oat layer, you will need:

  • Oats
  • Peanuts
  • Maple Syrup

Ingredients for the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Layer

For the peanut butter and chocolate layer, you will need:

  • Peanut butter
  • Chopped dark chocolate
  • Coconut oil, melted
  • Sea salt

How to Make Peanut Butter Oat Cups

Once you have the ingredients at hand, you can prepare your peanut butter oat cups in the following steps:

  1. Line a cupcake pan. Alternatively, get your silicone mold ready.

The melting…

  1. Put chocolate into a (heat-resistant) bowl and set it over a saucepan filled with simmering water. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and set aside. 
  2. Melt the coconut oil and set aside. 

The blending…

  1. Blend oats and peanuts in a food processor to create a coarse cereal.
  2. Add in the melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Pulse again until well combined. The cereal will be loose (and will not stick together completely).

Setting…

  1. Divide the mixture evenly between the muffin tins, pushing down firmly.
  2. Pour a little peanut butter into each cup. Make sure it's spread out evenly.
  3. Top with melted chocolate and a bit of sea salt.
  4. Place in the fridge for an hour.

And your chocolate peanut butter oat cups will be ready to eat.

no bake peanut butter oat cups

FAQs

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, all the ingredients used in this recipe are naturally gluten – free. Be sure to double – check the labels as you purchase the ingredients (especially the oats).

Is this dessert healthy?

This recipe uses whole grains and natural sweeteners – so it makes for a super healthy dessert idea. Its health benefits (grouped according to the ingredients) are as follows:

However, despite being natural, the recipe does contain sugars. So, you want to consider your consumption if you’re watching your sugar intake.

How to store peanut butter oat cups?

You can keep any leftovers in an airtight container. They’ll stay good in the fridge for seven days – and for up to three months in the freezer.

What Can I Use Instead of Peanut Butter?

If you don’t really like peanut butter, you can use any other nut or seed butter as a substitution. Think almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter.

Serving Ideas

These no bake peanut butter oats cups are delicious on their own – but you’ll also enjoy them when paired with other items.

  • Serve the peanut butter oat cups with a side of fruit. Sliced strawberries and bananas are a crowd favorite.
  • Add some creaminess to the snack by eating it with coconut yogurt.
  • If you’re having it as a night-time snack, consider eating these cups with a glass of cold plant-based milk. It will really complement the flavors.

Conclusion

Chocolate peanut butter oat cups that are also healthy? The recipe for peanut butter oat cups shared above is just the quick fix you need for dessert – all while keeping it vegan. You can, however, play around with the ingredients. Figuring out substitutions can actually help you find the recipe that works best for you.

peanut butter oat cups

Peanut Butter Oat Cups

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate, 60% - 70%
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • Line a cupcake pan or set aside a silicone mold.
  • Put chocolate into a bowl and set it over a saucepan filled with simmering water. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and set aside.
  • Melt the coconut oil and set aside.
  • Blend oats and peanuts in a food processor to create a coarse cereal.
  • Add in the melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Pulse again until well combined. The cereal will be loose and will not stick together completely.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the muffin tins, pushing down firmly.
  • Pour a little peanut butter (approximately 1 teaspoon) into each cup. Make sure it's spread out evenly.
  • Top with melted chocolate (approximately 1 Tablespoon) and a bit of sea salt.
  • Place in the fridge for an hour.
  • You can keep any leftovers in an airtight container. Store them up to three months in the freezer or seven days in the fridge.

Notes

Top with extra chopped peanuts. 
Put in the fridge for at least an hour so the chocolate can set.
Keyword healthy snacks, no bake
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