Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

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I developed this recipe by combining some dessert recipes in my collection. The smooth peanut butter flavor earns rave reviews.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 36 foil bonbon-size baking cups
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 112 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 49 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Place a scant teaspoonful inside each foil cup and rotate it gently in the palm of your hand to coat the sides and bottom. (Use a spoon to help coat the sides if necessary.)
  2. Place cups in miniature muffin pans; chill until firm. Set remaining chocolate aside. In a medium bowl, combine the peanut butter, milk powder, corn syrup and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Shape into 1-in. balls; press one ball into each chocolate cup. Top with remaining melted chocolate. Chill until set. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p34

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"took these to church for a social. Big hit - no leftovers."

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