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Peanut Butter Cups are quite possibly my boys favorite candy! And honestly, one of my favorites as well. Although making Homemade Peanut Butter Cups is really easy, I usually only make them for special holidays or celebrations.

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I knew the boys would love a big bag of the Peanut Butter Cups in their Love Buckets! I have 3 different versions to share with you, just in case you are out of time for Valentine’s Day.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups - just a few ingredients and you will never eat store bought again! Pin to your Recipe Board!

To make the Peanut Butter Cups extra special for Valentine’s Day, I used the same silicone heart ice cube mold that I used for the Cupcake Fondue. It worked beautifully! But in case you don’t have a chance to get the heart mold {I found it at Michael’s}, you can easily use mini cupcake liners. I love them with the micro heart sprinkles.

The Peanut Butter Cups can be made a couple weeks in advance, just store them in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to give them as gifts or serve them at a party.

While we love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, there is really nothing that compares to the richness of a Homemade Peanut Butter Cup.

Next are the Peanut Butter Cups in blue mini cupcake liners and a sprinkle of white nonpareils on top.

These would be perfect for a Winter party, birthday celebration or even a baby shower!

And last…who wouldn’t love these Peanut Butter Cups with bright sprinkles at their birthday celebration? As you can see…the options are endless for these little bites of heaven!

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
 
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Nothing compares to a Homemade Peanut Butter Cup. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
Serves: 35-40 candies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter, divided
  • 1+1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup Confectioners’ (powdered) Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips (I used Milk Chocolate)
  • 4 Milk Chocolate Candy Bars (1.55 ounces each), coarsely chopped (I used Hershey’s)
  • Colored sprinkles, optional
Instructions
  1. Fill mini muffin tins with mini paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl, combine ½ cup peanut butter, butter and confectioners sugar and salt until smooth, set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, candy bars and remaining peanut butter, stir until smooth. (this usually takes about 2 minutes)
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture into paper liners.
  5. Top each with a scant teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture
  6. Top each with chocolate mixture to cover.
  7. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.
  8. Refrigerate until set
Notes
Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.
You may have some peanut butter mixture left over depending on how much you add to each cup.
For the Heart Shaped Peanut Butter Cups, fill a piping bag with chocolate mixture, fill a heart shaped silicone ice cube mold about ½ full with chocolate mixture.
Add a small amount of peanut butter mixture, fill to the top with chocolate, covering the peanut butter.
Place in fridge until set, turn over and pop out of mold.


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