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Cayenne Dusted Peanut Butter Cups


Homemade version of peanut butter cups. Who doesn’t love to pick their own chocolate-to-peanut butter ratio. Enjoy this twist using cayenne pepper.


  • 12 oz of Dark Chocolate (70% or higher) or 3 bars
  • 4 Teaspoons of coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of protein powder
  • A splash of water
  • 4 Tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 Teaspoon (or more) of cayenne pepper
  • Chili powder for garnish


  1. Melt Chocolate (1 to 1.5 bars) and coconut oil (1 teaspoon) in 30 second increments in microwave stirring in between until fully melted
  2. Using spoon, drip chocolate into mini cupcake holder until bottom level is evenly covered
  3. Mix protein powder, water, peanut butter and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in bowl and microwave for 30 seconds
  4. Add peanut butter to mini cupcake holders
  5. Melt remaining chocolate and coconut oil like before
  6. Add to mini cupcake holders until desired height is reached
  7. Sprinkle cayenne pepper evenly over the top of all melted chocolate into mini cupcake holder
  8. Put cupcake pan in freezer for 50 minutes
  9. Garnish with cayenne pepper and chili powder
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

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