Peanut Butter Oat Cups

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Indulge in these Peanut Butter Oat Cups that are ready in just under 20 minutes—a delightful no-bake treat for the summer! Crafted from rolled oats and creamy peanut butter, topped with melted dark chocolate, they’re a true summer delight.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Quick and easy, these Peanut Butter Oat Cups are ready in under 20 minutes.
  • A perfect no-bake treat, ideal for the summer months!
  • You only need four simple ingredients for this recipe.
  • Perfect for those days when you want a sweet treat without heating up the oven.
  • This recipe is vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free as written.
  • Use certified gluten-free oats for a gluten-free version.
  • Easily prepared with silicon liners for convenient removal.
  • The combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and oats is simply heavenly.

Tips And Tricks:

  • Mix maple syrup and peanut butter first before adding oats for smoother blending.
  • Optimal results are achieved using silicon liners.
  • If using creamy, runny peanut butter, expect longer freezing times until firm.
  • Melt dark chocolate in the microwave with a touch of oil, microwaving in 30-second intervals and stirring well each time.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I use quick oats instead of rolled oats? While untested, quick oats should work similarly. Adjust the quantity as needed for desired texture.
  • Do I have to use silicon molds? It’s highly recommended for easier removal.
  • Should these be stored in the fridge or freezer? Store in an airtight container in either the fridge or freezer. The fridge yields a softer texture, while the freezer requires a few minutes of softening on the counter before enjoying.

Peanut Butter Oat Cups

Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8 cups


  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup melted chocolate of choice
  • Optional: flakey sea salt


  • In a bowl, mix peanut butter and maple syrup.
  • Add oats and mix until well combined.
  • Press oat mixture into silicon molds evenly using a spoon or cookie scoop (about 2 tbsp per base).
  • Add a dollop of peanut butter on top and freeze for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt dark chocolate in the microwave with a bit of oil.
  • Once firm, pour melted chocolate over each oat cup and freeze for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Remove from liners, sprinkle with flakey sea salt if desired, and enjoy!


  • Mix maple syrup and peanut butter first before adding oats.
  • Opt for silicon liners for easy removal.
  • Adjust freezing time if using runny peanut butter.
  • Melt dark chocolate in microwave with oil, stirring in 30-second intervals.
  • Use a cookie scoop for even distribution of oat mixture.

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