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: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.


  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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Heather User ID: 9119621 263938
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2017

"Okay so i tried makin the cups and it was a mess and looked a mess couldnt get them to look perfect. so decided to make peanut cup bars. For easter. So bought candy bags. I tripled the amount. I used a non stick reusable sheet and lined an oven tray. I did first layer put in freezer for 20 mins then did the peanut layer same in freezer 20 mins then last layer back in the freezer for 20 mins. Then using a cleaver i cut it into bars looks great, i gout 3 pounds 8 ounces worth of bars and 10 bars out of it much much easier to make these than to try make perfect cups. Anyone ive made these for absolutely lovesssssss them.

So going to wrap in greaseproof paper then in yellow tissue paeper inside the bag then put into the clear bags, tie on yellow ribbons and glue a chick and an egg on ribbon and hand out to ten peoepl for easter :)
i have great pics how do i submit them?"

Laurie73 User ID: 7632634 260774
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2017

"Easy to make! Next time, I will use less chocolate and more peanut butter"

DDPLoeches User ID: 1536323 258801
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2016

"I made these with gluten-free ingredients for a friend... Yum!"

tsuop User ID: 6274346 258089
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2016

"Delicious!! I make a ball of the peanut butter filling and push it into the choc. that way I know there is choc. all around the peanut butter."

Candice User ID: 1644134 256200
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2016

"Made these with my 6 and 8 year old girls for Halloween. Super easy and delicious and a nice large yield! This recipes a keeper!"

shaye0116 User ID: 8803092 245346
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?"

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 243587
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."

TheaB User ID: 6624387 241023
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"Taste like the real thing!"

rgriffin209 User ID: 1907566 240412
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

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

CookinKids User ID: 8666551 239627
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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