Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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.

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
  • 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
  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
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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  1. Yummo!!

  2. Chaya says:

    These are unbelievable. They are the combination of the best tastes. I must make these for my class. They say thanks, in advance. So do I.
    .-= Chaya´s last blog ..Omelet Muffins =-.

  3. Sabrina says:

    I saw this post yesterday and had to run out to the shops this morning to buy all the ingredients! I’ve just made them and they are delicious!! I used crunchy PB and caster sugar, as that is what I had to hand already but they are still super yummy!! Thanks :D

  4. Netta says:

    My fam will love these!
    Thanks for sharing this.
    .-= Netta´s last blog ..Opening Day! Real Church Midtown Detroit =-.

  5. Teresa says:

    Wow! These look amazing! I know someone who will love these. :-)
    .-= Teresa´s last blog ..Beef and Broccoli =-.

  6. You make it look so easy. Are they sticky? I know nothing about candy making but I remember my Mom melting wax with chocolate as a kid to make it smooth/harden. Do you need that here?
    .-= Shannanb aka Mommy Bits´s last blog ..Mouthwatering Monday – Eggplant Parmesean =-.

  7. YUM!
    I am going to make these for my husband’s birthday! He’ll love these!

    Thank you!!!

  8. Jeanette says:

    oh my! As my husband would say “I’m all over that” !
    I love peanut butter and he loves peanut butter cups. Wouldn’t he be impressed with me if I made these for him?! hmmmmm….. thanks for the post!
    .-= Jeanette´s last blog ..TEN MOST UNIQUE CHURCHES =-.

  9. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Kinnda reminds me of a buckeye but with more chocolate :)
    .-= Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog ..Out and About – Hosmer Mountain Soda =-.

  10. Candi says:

    Wow those look so good. My daughter would love to put the little sprinkles on top!
    .-= Candi´s last blog ..RECIPE: Breakfast Burritos =-.

  11. Wow that is all I can say, those look amazing! I so would not stop eating them would be the problem … LOL

    Thanks so much for sharing, stopping by from TMTT :)
    .-= Alexis AKA MOM´s last blog ..Tempt My Tummy Tuesday ~ Cheesy Baked Chicken Enchiladas =-.

  12. Jerri says:

    Oh yum! These look so good! Wish I had a few to munch on!

  13. Amy says:

    I so want some of those…
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Chocolate…. =-.

  14. drooling….thanks for the recipe!
    .-= Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage´s last blog ..Winter Touches via Epsom salts =-.

  15. You cups look great!! I made Lynn’s version for Christmas. Now I have your recipe, too! Awesome!
    .-= Lisa@blessedwithgrace´s last blog ..Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… The Tuna Salad Sandwich =-.

  16. Maryann says:

    My, my, my… these look just like Rocky Mtn Chocolate Factory’s… I adore Peanut Butter.

  17. Kim says:

    Oh I cannot wait to make these with the kiddos this weekend! They look wonderful!

  18. Kim says:

    Just made these with my kiddos! They are fabulous! I had to add this to my blog. Thanks so much for the inspiration!


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