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.
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!
Nov 3, 2017
I did not read the directions properly and accidentally added a whole stick of butter instead of 4-1/2 teaspoons... It was a taste of butter! Not many of these will be eaten haha. I will have to try again.
Mar 26, 2017
Peanut Butter Cup BarsOkay so i tried making the cups prior and it was a mess and looked a mess the paper cups collapsed, I couldn't get them to look perfect.So this time I decided to make peanut cup Bars for Easter gifts thy look perfect. So much easier to make and you lessen the risk of not using the chocolate in time for it going all dry and lumpy.I bought candy/sweet clear bags. I tripled the amount of mixture. I used a non stick reusable sheet and lined an oven tray it covered almost half the tray the layers. I used galaxy bars, no cheap chocolate chips. So much smoother a taste for the chocolate really adds to the taste from what i've been told and I added Himalayan pink salt to the mixture of peanut butter.Microwaves are bad for you so i didn't use one , i don't have one, it changes the cellular structure of food and is harmful to dna. i just used a stainless steel pot on the cooker, filled with water on 3 and a smaller one on there for the chocolate mix and the the peanut butter mix.I did first layer put in freezer for 20 mins then did the peanut layer, easier to spread it when bottom layer is hard, same in freezer 20 mins then last layer of chocolate back in the freezer for 20 mins. Then using a cleaver, I cut it into big bars looks perfect and great.I got 3 pounds 8 ounces worth of bars and 10 big bars out of it. Much much easier to make these than to try make perfect cups. Anyone i've made these for prior, absolutely lovesssssss the taste.So going to wrap in greaseproof paper, then in yellow tissue paper 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 for Easter :)Would be great fora photo upload function.