Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups | Diabetic Candy

The holiday season means sugar spikes are going all around… but for those of us who want to keep things sugar-free and still indulge in treats it’s borderline impossible! It’s really important to me that those with health concerns (like diabetes) can still participate in the joy of Christmas candy, so today I am sharing my sugar-free Peanut Butter Cups recipe.

PS. If you’re overwhelmed by finding the sugar-free replacements in this recipe, I’ve linked options at the end of this post to make things easy!

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cup Ingredients

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Filling

  • 3/4 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter (make sure to get one without added sugar)
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3/4 Cup Baking Stevia

Sugar-Free Chocolate Shell

  • 8 oz Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1.68 Fluid Oz Liquid Stevia (1 small container)
  • 2/3 Cup Swerve Confectioner (my favorite)
  • 3/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream


  1. Using an electric mixer, whip together the Peanut Butter Filling ingredients (heavy whipping cream, baking stevia & peanut butter). Protip: add the whipping cream and stevia first to keep the peanut butter from sealing to the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Whip the peanut butter mixture on high until it is very creamy and fluffy. I typically let this whip while I start heating the chocolate filling and then give it another spin right before I add it to the shell.
  3. Add water to a double boiler and start heating the butter on low (low heat is crucial!)
  4. Once the butter is mostly melted, add the rest of the chocolate shell ingredients (baking chocolate, liquid stevia, heavy whipping cream & swerve).
  5. Stir together all of the ingredients only until combined, careful to not overheat them. (If it overheats for too long the chocolate will change texture and separate).
  6. Spoon out the chocolate into 16 muffin cups (or a muffin pan) – just covering the bottom (keep the remaining chocolate for topping).
  7. Spoon the peanut butter filling on top of the chocolate
  8. Cover the peanut butter with the remaining chocolate.
  9. Refrigerate the cups for 4 hours to make them set like peanut butter cups or enjoy them immediately for an extremely fudgey-peanut butter experience!

If you like this recipe, you might also like my low-carb cookie dough recipe!

Where to Buy the Best Sugar Replacement Baking Products From this Post

Liquid Stevia

There aren’t great options online, so I’d suggest buying this at your local grocery store. It’s typically in the baking aisle near the sugar. If you can’t find it, here’s an amazon link.

Swerve Confectioner

Go ahead and buy the large size on Amazon because you’re going to be obsessed with this stuff! You can also find this at your local grocery store but the price is typically better on Amazon.

Baking Stevia

The prices are typically the same at the grocery store vs. Amazon. Here’s my Amazon choice.

Double Boiler

Here’s a good looking double boiler I found on Amazon. To be honest, mine was passed down from my mother so I don’t know the ends and outs of double boilers.

I really hope you enjoy this recipe and share it with your low-carb, keto or diabetic friends this Christmas season!

With love,

Lauren Toews
Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups

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