Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

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I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these peanut butter cups with colored sprinkles to coordinate with the holiday we're celebrating. People can't believe how simple it is to make this irresistible candy with gooey, peanut butter centers. —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), coarsely chopped
  • Colored sprinkles, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 123 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1-1/2 fat


  1. Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, butter and salt until smooth.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips, candy bars and remaining peanut butter; stir until smooth.
  3. Drop teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture into paper-lined miniature muffin cups. Drop a scant teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture into each cup; top with another teaspoonful of chocolate mixture. If desired, decorate with sprinkles. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Homemade Peanut Butter Cups in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p57

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2016

"I'm definitely going to try these with my boyfriend and his family! - how long do they normally have to be refrigerated for until they are set?"

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016

"My 15 year old daughter has been searching for simple recipes to make and share with friends. These were easy and really tasty. Her friends loved them."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"Taste like the real thing!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"These are so easy to make and they are delicious! I followed the recipe exactly. :)"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"My family and I followed this recipe and it was fantastic. We used pipping bags and zip lock bags to put the chocolate and peanut butter into the mini cupcake cups. This made it go very fast and easy. We will be making these again."

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