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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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  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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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!"

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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?"

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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."

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

"Taste like the real thing!"

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

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

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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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cookiebaker92 User ID: 7637138 238601
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"I added a couple ounces of cream cheese

Yum- smooth"

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mwarinsky User ID: 7362447 237763
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"I used only the filling ingredients, plus 1/2 t. vanilla, to fill some melted Belgian milk chocolate disks in silicone molds. Dusted top with toasted, crushed dry-roasted peanuts, using a sieve to keep the big chunks out. Results in a fluffy filling in chocolate. These cups taste best when chilled before eating. I liked the 1" size better than the 2" size I made. Prepared at Saint Paul College Culinary Arts school pastry class. Chef said "Russell Stover move over" when he tasted them for my proficiency grade."

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alisonf610@gmail.com User ID: 8106224 237655
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

"Yum!"

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Nita1250 User ID: 7693619 220590
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"Made a double batch today ....so easy and sooo good. I added a tsp of mexican vanilla and omitted the salt. I used a honey peanut butter. These will be added to one of my favorites ??"

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