Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
- 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 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
- In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, butter, confectioners' sugar and salt until smooth; set aside.
- In a microwave, melt the chocolate chips, candy bars and remaining peanut butter; stir until smooth.
- Drop teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture into paper-lined miniature muffin cups. Top each with a scant teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture; top with another teaspoonful of chocolate mixture. Decorate with sprinkles if desired. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
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"These are very good and I make them every Christmas as part of my candy cooking. I use less salt and make one one quarter of the filling recipe."
"They are a family favorite at Christmas. Easy to make, also."
"I've been making these for years at Valentines Day. They're very cute. Putting the peanut butter in with the melted chocolate gives them a softer texture. My daughter loves them. They are a fun and inexpensive candy to make."
"These are delicious! Made them for a Christmas dinner party, people requested the recipe. Only made them as miniature size cause they are rich. I used a spoon to spread chocolate around sides of cups before dropping peanut butter. The top chocolate is easier to spread to cover."