Rating: 5.00

Protein Packed Banana & Yogurt Peanut Butter Cups

By Rachel
April 22, 2024

These protein packed banana & yogurt peanut butter cups are the perfect sweet treat! A creamy peanut butter yogurt mixture, topped with a slice of banana, covered with silky chocolate, and topped with flaky salt. These are like frozen yogurt meets Reese’s peanut butter cup, but with a little more protein! These can be made in regular or mini muffin liners, no specials supplies needed. Keep them in the freezer for a sweet treat whenever you have a craving!

Highlights of these homemade chocolate cups:

  • Simple ingredients, can be customized
  • Packed with protein from the yogurt and peanut butter
  • Healthier option than the traditional candy
  • Great for when you have a sweet tooth
  • Kid favorite, fun to make as a family
  • Made with delicious AE Dairy yogurt
  • These are made in paper liners, no need for special molds or liners
  • Can be made with any kind of yogurt
  • Use any type of chocolate you prefer

Creamy chocolate layered with peanut butter, yogurt, and sliced bananas! Top with flaky sea salt and freeze until hard for a rich, crunchy treat any time! I like to keep these in the freezer, but they can also be stored in the fridge!

Ingredients Used & Substitutions:

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks: substitute with milk chocolate or dark chocolate .
  • Coconut oil: substitute with avocado oil or ghee.
  • AE Dairy Sweet Cream Whole Milk Yogurt: substitute with any flavor of yogurt, I prefer whole milk yogurt or Greek yogurt.
  • Natural creamy peanut butter: I prefer natural peanut butter has no added sugar, any peanut butter will work. Could substitute for crunchy peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter, or macadamia nut butter.
  • Maple syrup: substitute with honey or agave, can also omit if you don’t wanted the added sweetness.
  • Vanilla extract: is not necessary but adds some extra flavor, if you yogurt if flavored you may not need this.
  • Banana: ripe bananas work best for this recipe, slice thin.
  • Flaky sea salt: Optional, but adds a nice touch when you get the sweet and salty in one bite.

How to make the Protein Packed Banana & Yogurt Peanut Butter Cups (with step by step instructions):

Quick overview:

  • Combine yogurt mixture.
  • Melt chocolate.
  • Layer ingredients in liners.
  • Freeze and enjoy!

1: Combine yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla, and maple syrup, mix to combine.

2: Melted chocolate chips with coconut oil until smooth.

3: Drizzle melted chocolate into the bottom of a paper liner, spread out evenly, and freeze for 5 minutes to harden.

4. Add a dollop of the peanut butter yogurt mixture and spread out evenly.

Step 5. Add a slice of banana on top (push the banana into the mixture a bit so your chocolate cups don’t get super thick.

Step 6. Drizzle the remaining melted chocolate on top, sprinkle with sea salt if desired, and freeze until hardened.

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Tools I used for this peanut butter cup recipe:

  • Rubber Spatula – a must have! Easily combine the peanut butter and yogurt mixture with a rubber spatula. I like these because they don’t come apart so I don’t have to worry about water getting inside the spatula and causing mold.
  • White Paper Liners – I use these to make my peanut butter cups, you can also use mini liners and specific silicone molds.
  • Pyrex Mixing Bowl Set – I love this set of nesting bowls. I use them for everything, Pyrex glass does not break easily so you can trust on these bowls for years, plus they come in 3 useful sizes and can be stacked!

AE Dairy sweet cream whole milk yogurt is rich and creamy with flavors of vanilla. The whole milk gives it the perfect texture and makes it great for these protein packed chocolate cups!

Recipe FAQs:

What type of yogurt is best for peanut butter yogurt cups?

I prefer a whole milk yogurt or a Greek yogurt for my peanut butter cups because it keeps a thick consistency and adds extra richness. AE Dairy’s whole milk yogurt is perfect because it has a smooth, silky texture that blends perfectly with the peanut butter.

What other fruit can I add?

You could swap sliced strawberries, cherries, or blueberries instead of bananas. Get creative!

What is the best type of peanut butter to use?

Natural peanut butter is the best because it is usually a bit thinner which makes it easier to mix. If you don’t have natural peanut butter you can microwave your peanut butter for a few seconds to give it a thinner consistency.

How do you store leftover chocolate cups?

These can be stored in the fridge or the freezer, I prefer the freezer so they yogurt mixture sets up like frozen yogurt and they have a “crunchy” outside. These can also be stored in the fridge! They will stay good for 3-4 days.

Layers of sweet and salty goodness! Store these for your next sweet craving!

Protein Packed Banana & Yogurt Peanut Butter Cups

5 from 3 votes
Chocolate cups filled with a creamy peanut butter yogurt mixture and banana
Servings 18 cups
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • Paper liners, regular or mini


  • 12 oz. Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 5.3 oz. AE Dairy Sweet Cream Whole Milk Yogurt
  • 1 cup Creamy peanut butter, natural
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 medium Banana, sliced thin
  • Flaky sea salt


  • Arrange paper liners on a sheet pan. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave until smooth. Drop about 2 teaspoons of melted chocolate into each liner. Spread to cover the bottom of the liner. Freeze for 4-5 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla, and maple syrup together. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the yogurt into the chocolate shells, top with a banana slice and pour over the remaining melted chocolate to cover the yogurt. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt if desired.
  • Freeze until firm, about an hour. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge/freezer for 3-4 days.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 64mgPotassium: 214mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 211kcal
Cost: $
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: AE Dairy, Banana, Chocolate, Frozen yogurt, Peanut butter cups, Protein Bites, Protein cups, Yogurt

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  1. Anonymous says:

    5 stars
    Tasted great! Easy to make!

    1. Rachel Author says:

      Thanks for trying!

  2. Luane Lorenzen says:

    Saving this recipe to make soon!!

    1. Rachel Author says:

      Yay, I hope you love them!

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