100-Calorie Peanut Butter Cups


    Peanut Butter Bottom
  • 1⁄2 cup almond meal (or finely ground almonds)
  • 1⁄2 cup oats, ground finely
  • 2 tablespoon Smucker’s® Creamy Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1.5 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 tsp vanilla (or 1.5 vanilla beans)
  • Pinch of salt
    Chocolate Topping
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 4 tablespoon HERSHEY'S Cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt


  • Amount: 1 peanut butter cup
  • Calories: 100
  • Fat (g): 7
  • Sat. Fat (g): 3.5
  • Carb (g): 8
  • Fiber (g): 1
  • Protein (g): 4
  • Dairy Free



  • Place oats in a food processor or blender for 1 minute or until finely ground. Add the almond meal, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Mix the coconut oil, peanut butter, and agave together, then add to the dry ingredients and pulse on high for 1 minute, or until it starts to form a ball.
  • Combine all chocolate topping ingredients, and stir carefully! Add about 2 tablespoons of water to the mixture and stir until completely combined and it looks shiny, not grainy. The topping should be very thick and not easy to mix.
  • In an non-greased mini muffin tin, put 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture into each spot. Press down very firmly. Distribute the chocolate topping evenly, 2 teaspoons for each. Place in a freezer for about 30 minutes, then use a knife to carefully remove the cups. Store in the fridge to keep them firm.

Cooking Tip

These will travel well in a plastic container. Feel free to substitute any type of nut butter or protein powder. For an extra crunch, top with coconut flakes or chopped nuts. Have two with a glass of low fat or skim milk for a sweet and protein-rich recovery snack!

Performance Fact

Cocoa powder has powerful flavonoid antioxidants that have anti-viral, anti-allergic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also rich in the micronutrients zinc, iron, and magnesium, all of which can be low in some athletes. Oats provide complex carbohydrates and B vitamins that promote stable blood sugar, sustained energy and fullness.