Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 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
- Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, butter and salt until smooth.
- In a microwave, melt chocolate chips, candy bars and remaining peanut butter; stir until smooth.
- 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.
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Nutrition Facts1 piece: 123 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Dec 11, 2019
This is similar to a recipe I make. I found the recipe years ago but I don't care for peanut butter. So I simply use marshmallow cream and whip it up in the mixer and then continue with the recipe replacing the peanut butter with the marshmallow cream. These make great mallow cups. I keep the recipes ingredients around for when I get the taste for some chocolate. I make them in a regular cupcake pan and then wrap and take them to church for others so I don't pig out on them
Dec 10, 2019
Could milk chocolate chips be used instead of the milk chocolate bars?
Mar 25, 2019
We made these today with our daughter. It was an excellent recipe!
Feb 3, 2019
Looks great! Haven’t made them yet but was wondering if natural peanut butter will work. That’s all I buy these days but would love to make these and don’t want to ruin them. Thanks!
Feb 1, 2019
Was a hit with everyone who tried them. They are better than R-----!
Dec 16, 2018
Love this recipe but I melted the chocolate on my stove, I’m not good with the microwave. My husband absolutely loved these his opinion is “They’re better than the ones you buy in the store”! This will be a staple in my cookie trays from now on
Oct 5, 2018
This is a good recipe, very similar to mine. I use paper candy cups so the candy doesn't stick.
May 14, 2018
these are so easy to make! I put the chocolate in a freezer bag and cut off the tip it works great for putting the chocolate into the liners without making a mess. I also double the filling for more peanut butter inside the candys.
Mar 24, 2018
Very easy, though a little bit messy. But they sure are good! I've always been a Reese's fan, but they just lost a long time customer.
Dec 14, 2017
This recipe turned out great! It took a while but was easy to make (particularly for candy). I look forward to taking them to my Christmas party tomorrow since they both look and taste almost like Reeses peanut butter cups. I am glad that I realized that the recipe calls for 4 1/2 TEASPOONS of butter, not tablespoons!