SunButter Protein Cups

SunButter Protein Cups

Snack? Dessert?  You decide.  Either way it’s a healthy treat you’ll feel no guilt when eating.

No Bake, homemade, SunButter Protein Cups make for a healthier, allergy-friendly, snack or dessert. Guilt free, gluten free & vegan too.

No Bake, homemade, SunButter Protein Cups make for a healthier, allergy-friendly, snack or dessert. Guilt free, gluten free & vegan too.

I’m always on the lookout for healthy snacks for my family.   While a store-bought protein bar may be a convenient choice, it is not always the best option out there!  Many are loaded with all types of sugars, artificial ingredients and allergens that can cause more harm than good. Luckily, this recipe for homemade SunButter Protein Cups are easy to make, have none of the junk, all of the clean protein and taste like dessert.  It has quickly become one of our all time favorites.

No Bake, homemade, SunButter Protein Cups make for a healthier, allergy-friendly, snack or dessert. Guilt free, gluten free & vegan too.


It’s a great grab and go, guilt-free snack that you and your family will love.

I like to make these in bulk and then place in the fridge or freezer to grab when needed. Sadly, however, the freezer option rarely happens (unless I’m hiding a batch).  Most of the time, they simply make it to the fridge and that’s it.  It seems like they get eaten faster than I can get make them….but how can I complain about that when they are eating a healthier treat?

No Bake, homemade, SunButter ProteinCups make for a healthier, allergy-friendly, snack or dessert. Guilt free, gluten free & vegan too.

If you can carve out a little bit of time and make a big batch of SunButter Protein Cups, you’ll save money, have total control over the ingredients and know that you have a delightful treat that is free of any of your allergens.

Plus, who doesn’t love some SunButter & chocolate now and then, especially when it’s this healthy?

No Bake, homemade, SunButter Protein Cups make for a healthier, allergy-friendly, snack or dessert. Guilt free, gluten free & vegan too.

How are they healthier?

  • Seeds give a great dose of healthy fats.
  • Vegan Protein powder provides a nice dose of protein without the worry of dairy or eggs.
  • Coconut oil is a great healthy fat as well.
  • No preservatives.
  • No questionable “natural flavors”.
  • Allergy-free. You can make these bars however you need to in order to avoid allergens or sensitivities but they are already top 8 free if you follow the recipe below.
  • SunButter is a delicious peanut butter alternative, plus it is nutritionally superior. “SunButter has just as much protein as the leading brand of peanut butter, but with one-third less saturated fat, absolutely no trans fats, less sodium, and less sugar. One serving of SunButter provides more vitamin E, twice as much fiber and zinc, and nearly triple the iron than is provided by one serving of the leading peanut butter!”

No Bake, homemade, protein packed SunButter Cups make for a healthier, allergy-friendly, snack or dessert. Guilt free, gluten free & vegan too.

Don’t these look amazing?

No Bake, homemade, protein packed SunButter Cups make for a healthier, allergy-friendly, snack or dessert. Guilt free, gluten free & vegan too.

Now for the recipe…

SunButter Protein Cups

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Yield 24 mini cups

No Bake, homemade, protein packed SunButter Cups make for a healthier, allergy-friendly, snack or dessert.   Guilt free, gluten free & vegan too. 

Ingredients

4 tablespoon SunButter (Organic spread for less ingredients & no added sugar)

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 serving vanilla protein (allergy-friendly brand)

1 1/2 cups allergy-friendly chocolate chips

sea salt  (optional)

Instructions

Make your filling:

  • Line mini muffin tin with liners.
  • In a saucepan, melt & stir together SunButter & coconut oil on low. 
  • Remove from heat & add in protein powder.  Stir until smooth. 

Make chocolate layers:

  • Reserve 1/3 cup chocolate chips (set aside).
  • Melt remaining cups over a double boiler, stirring to help melting process. Remove from heat then stir in remaining chocolate chips.  Stir until those are melted.
  • Add approx a tablespoon of melted chocolate into bottom of cupcake liners. 
  • Add tablespoon sized-SunButter mix on top of chocolate base and gently spread before topping with additional melted chocolate. 
  • Option- sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt. 
  • Freeze 20 minutes or until ready to serve.  
  • Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks (if they last that long) and snack as desired.

Courses Snacks, dessert

Cuisine top 8 free, gluten free, vegan

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No Bake, homemade, protein packed SunButter Cups make for a healthier, allergy-friendly, snack or dessert. Guilt free, gluten free & vegan too.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  I am an official SunButter Blog Partner Ambassador and receive product and payment for creating awesome recipes using their products.  All opinions & recipes are my own. 

Have you tried SunButter before?  What is your favorite choice of spread?  What do you use for a healthy “go-to” treat?

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24 Comments
  • Chrys Yoas
    Posted at 14:17h, 27 January Reply

    Making these this weekend!!!!! I’m so excited!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 18:01h, 27 January Reply

      Oh yum! When we run out I’ll know where to go 🙂

  • Elizabeth DiBurro
    Posted at 12:22h, 28 January Reply

    Chocolate and SunButter is one of my favorite flavor combinations! Did you use silicone muffin liners or just regular paper kind? I’m looking forward to making these with the added salt on top! I bet it’s delish!

  • Alisa Fleming
    Posted at 20:26h, 28 January Reply

    I have every delicious ingredient on hand – including that coarse sea salt topper. These are getting made!

  • Kortney
    Posted at 12:24h, 29 January Reply

    Those look so good! I wonder if there is a nut & seed free alternative to use.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:34h, 30 January Reply

      Can you do soy? I.M. Soynut Better is one of the better ones I’ve tried. If you can do peas, then Sneaky Chef is awesome.

      • Kortney
        Posted at 03:38h, 31 January Reply

        Unfortunately I can’t do either. I have no clue what a ‘nut’ butter tastes like. I saw coconut butter on the market – but they don’t ship to Germany 🙁

  • Amanda
    Posted at 15:45h, 30 January Reply

    Oh man, I need these. I love sun butter and chocolate!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    Posted at 16:44h, 30 January Reply

    Gotta have out chocolate cups!

  • Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    Posted at 17:12h, 30 January Reply

    I love that you put protein powder in these! They looks scrumptious.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:35h, 30 January Reply

      Thanks Chrystal. Anyways to make it a little healthier 🙂

  • Erica D.
    Posted at 17:36h, 30 January Reply

    Yes girl yes! I think I can make this…I mean, I CAN make this – I just hope I don’t screw them up. Such a good idea adding protein powder in them.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:23h, 30 January Reply

      Haha! I KNOW you can’t mess these up! Send me a pic so I can enjoy them with you 🙂

  • Gluten Free With Emily
    Posted at 22:04h, 30 January Reply

    These look delicious! I tried a recipe for these from a cookbook once but they were all gooey inside and never hardened. Yours look perfect, can’t wait to try them.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 09:56h, 31 January Reply

      Really? The middle consistency in these aren’t gooey or runny at all. I just had to push down to spread it out a bit. It was REALLY hard work (lol).

  • Sarah @ Accidentally Crunchy
    Posted at 03:35h, 31 January Reply

    I love everything about this recipe! It will be made very soon…possibly tonight!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 09:58h, 31 January Reply

      Oh, please let me know how they turn out. Can’t wait for you to try it.

  • Sarah
    Posted at 10:59h, 31 January Reply

    These look so good! Nut butter, haven’t had non nut yet, cups are my fav! I will have to give these a try and make them for A the next time she has a class where there can’t be nuts.

  • Sharon @What The Fork
    Posted at 18:11h, 31 January Reply

    I love how you took out all of that extra “stuff” but didn’t sacrifice on flavor! My two girls would love these, as well as my husband!

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