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SunButter Cups Recipe

Easy SunButter Cups Recipe are ridiculously easy to make in your microwave with just 4 ingredients! Made with coconut oil, it is rich, decadent, no bake, dairy free and a perfect guilt free snack!

If you love healthy treats made with Nut Butters then you might love these popular Almond Butter Cookies, No Bake Almond Butter Bars, Peanut Butter Cookies made with Almond Flour.

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SunButter Cups Recipe

There is something magical about the combination of chocolate and nut butters like almond butter or sun butter that is absolutely delicious like these Homemade Almond Butter Cups or Almond Butter Truffles. They are perfect for a guilt free treat when you are craving something sweet or even for a light dessert.

These are made with super quick and easy to make, no bake, make ahead, deliciously creamy, made with no butter, mostly healthy and use only 4 ingredients.

Why you’ll love these?

  1. Allergy friendly – Peanut free, Tree Nut free, Dairy free (if using vegan chocolate chips) and Gluten Free.
  2. Easy microwave recipe – It is no bake and uses microwave only for melting chocolate. Perfect for a kid baking project.
  3. Ultimate decadence – These taste better than store bought cups but made much healthier with no cream or butter.
  4. Only 4 main ingredients – Simple, pantry ingredients.
  5. Mostly healthy – Made with sun flower seed butter and coconut oil, these are a much healthier option than store bought treats.
  6. Make ahead – Perfect to be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for weeks.

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need. You can find the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

  1. Sun Butter butter – We used Sunbutter Natural Sunflower Butter.
  2. Chocolate Chips – Semi sweet chips.
  3. Coconut oil – Compliments the flavor of seed butter
  4. Vanilla extract – Vanilla adds luxurious flavor.
  5. Salt – It offsets the sweetness.

Pro Tips for Success

Semi sweet chocolate chips – The better the quality, the better the recipe. Use high quality chocolate like Ghiradelli or Guittard (we used Ghiradelli).

Store cups in the refrigerator.

Make it vegan – Use vegan chocolate chips for vegan cups.

How to make?

  1. Melt – Melt chocolate, Sun flower butter and coconut oil in microwave for about a minute. Mix in vanilla extract and salt.
  2. Pour and Chill – Pour into paper lined muffin pan and Chill in the refrigerator to firm up.

How long do these last?

Refrigerator – Store them in the refrigerator (in an air tight container) for several weeks.

Freezer- Sealed well, these will be good for about two months.

More healthy treats with Nut Butters to try:

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SunButter Cups Recipe

Yield: 6 Cups
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 6 minutes

Easy SunButter Cups Recipe are ridiculously easy to make in your microwave with just 4 ingredients! Made with coconut oil, it is rich, decadent, no bake, dairy free and a perfect guilt free snack!


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (6.5 ounces by weight)
  • 1/2 cup Sunbutter, natural
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Place 6 paper liners in a standard muffin pan and set aside.

2. Add chocolate chips, Sunbutter and coconut oil into a medium microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 60 to 90 seconds, until fully melted (stir every 30 seconds to combine).

4. Remove bowl from microwave and mix in vanilla extract and salt.

4. Divide melted chocolate mixture evenly into the 6 paper cups, smooth top and place pan in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to set.

6. Store cups in the refrigerator.


Semi sweet chocolate chips – The better the quality, the better the recipe. Use high quality chocolate like Ghiradelli or Guittard (we used Ghiradelli).

Store cups in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g

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Angie Long

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

These are delish!!! I didn't have any Sunbutter so I subed in its place Tahini. I hope they taste good. The Sunbutter are to die for. I couldn't stop myself from eating more than one...I can't tell how many!!!

Angie Long

Friday 5th of November 2021

@Maria Doss,The tahini came out so great!!! I will be making these a lot since they are so easy!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Maria Doss

Friday 22nd of October 2021

Thanks Angie, these are really good with sunbutter, Maria


Sunday 7th of October 2018

I'm so glad I stumbled upon this! My daughter has tree and peanut allergies (just to name a few). It hadn't really been a concern of her "missing out" until she started school this year. (She just turned 5 and is in pre-k) All her classmates have yummy treats and she was feeling left out. Can't wait to make these for her!

Maria Doss

Monday 8th of October 2018

I'm so glad:) Hope she loves these, my kids totally do:)

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Saturday 11th of March 2017

These look great! And Vegan! I can't wait to try.

Maria Doss

Sunday 12th of March 2017

Please do;)

Jenny | The Baking Skillet

Friday 10th of March 2017

These look so perfect Maria! I would love to snack on them all day long!

Maria Doss

Saturday 11th of March 2017

Yesss Jenny and not feel guilty about it:)

Elaine @ Dishes Delish

Thursday 9th of March 2017

These look yummy. I haven't yet used sunbutter in any recipes but now I want to.

Maria Doss

Thursday 9th of March 2017

Thanks Elaine, it tastes very much like peanut butter:)

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