Peanut Butter Banana Cups

Ever have sweet tooth cravings and end up eating through everything in sight trying to satisfy it? I made these peanut butter banana cups so that I will have something healthy to satisfy my sweet cravings on hand that is both healthy and filling. This recipe uses clean, un-processed ingredients, and keeps you full with the fiber from the banana, protein from the peanut butter, and fat from the coconut oil. I also love this recipe because it is vegan friendly (make sure to use vegan friendly chocolate chips, I used enjoy life – semi sweet chocolate chips).

Source: Skinny Ms

Note, I adjusted the amount of chocolate and coconut oil used in the original recipe in order to fill my cups. Skinny Ms also claims the following nutrition info, I adjusted the chocolate amount so this info is likely different for my recipe. Also, I made 12 servings (not 16 like suggested in the original recipe) in order to use only one muffin tin.

Peanut Butter Banana Cups


  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 medium banana, peeled and sliced into 16 rounds
  • 1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter, store bought or homemade
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil, (unrefined extra-virgin preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (unrefined extra-virgin preferred)
  • 12 (1.25-inch) baking cups
  • Optional toppings: peanut, coconut chip and cacao nibs as toppings


  1. Take a muffin tin (with 12 holes for 12 muffins)  Set the baking cups inside.
  2. Melt chocolate chips with 2 tsp coconut oil in a double-boiler (use my instructions on how to make the perfect dipping chocolate) or in the microwave (heat in 30 second increments). Allow to cool slightly. In the meantime, combine 1 tbsp melted coconut oil and peanut butter.
  3. Add approximately 1 teaspoon melted chocolate to the bottom of each baking cup, followed by one banana slice, 1 teaspoon peanut butter mixture, and lastly drop about 1 teaspoon melted chocolate in the center of each cup. Carefully place cups on a freezer safe dish or casserole pan.
  4. Optional: I topped some cups with a single peanut, unsweetened coconut chip (from Trader Joes), and cacao nibs for fun. On others I just added a single peanut on top for decoration and crunch. Both tasted great!
  5. Cover and place in the freezer until set, approximately 1 hour.
  6. NOTE: These Peanut Butter Banana Cups thaw quickly. For best results, enjoy one at a time after allowing to set at room temperature about 2-3 minutes. To prevent the peanut butter mixture from softening too quickly, add 1 tablespoon powdered sugar to peanut butter and coconut oil mixture before adding to cup



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