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 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 mini 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.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Tips
What's the best chocolate to use?The best chocolate for you will be your favorite, of course! Ours is 365 Everyday Value from Whole Foods..
What's the best peanut butter to use?Creamy peanut butter mixes best with the other ingredients. Use your favorite brand or make your own homemade peanut butter.
How do I store homemade peanut butter cups?Since they'll get too soft after more than a day at room temperature, store them in the fridge for a month or in the freezer for up to three months (if they last that long!).
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 123 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Feb 9, 2020
John Harvey Kellogg was not the inventor of peanut butter. The credit goes to Marcellus Gilmore Edson, who obtained the first patent for peanut butter in 1884. Fourteen years later, Kellogg was granted a patent for a slight variation on Edson's original process.
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.