Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

By October 7, 2019 November 18th, 2019 Baking, Candy, Home Easy Baking, Mini Desserts, Tasty Holiday Gifts

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups are quite possibly the easiest candy you can make, and in my opinion one of the tastiest. Add special sprinkles to the tops for a fun holiday treat, wrap them up and give as gifts, or add to the dessert table. 

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups on orange towel

This Homemade Peanut Butter Cups recipe has just a handful of ingredients, and I bet you have all of them in your pantry. 

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

Ingredients to make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups 

Ingredients

  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Salt
  • Chocolate Chips – semi sweet or milk chocolate
  • Chocolate Candy Bars 
  • Colored sprinkles, optional

Full printable recipe and instructions are below

Kitchen Essentials Needed

  • Large Bowl
  • Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • Spoon or Cookie Dough Scoop
  • Mini Cupcake Pan
  • Mini Cupcake Liners

How to make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

How to make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

  1. Fill mini muffin tin with mini paper liners
  2. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, powdered 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. Begin by heating for 1 minute, stir then continue heating for 30 seconds at a time until the chocolate chips are almost melted, stir until completely smooth
  4. Using a cookie dough scoop or large spoon, drop chocolate mixture into paper liners
  5. Top each with a scant teaspoon of peanut butter mixture
  6. Cover each with chocolate mixture 
  7. Decorate with sprinkles if desired
  8. Refrigerate until set

One of the best things about this Homemade Peanut Butter Cups recipe is how versatile it is. The ideas are endless for colors of cupcake liners and sprinkles. 

You can make them for Bridal or Baby Showers and use pink, blue and white – or match the theme of the shower. 

Birthdays, Potlucks or Backyard Parties are also great ideas. And let’s not forget gift giving, who wouldn’t love to receive a box of Homemade Peanut Butter Cups.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups cut in half

This recipe also makes a lot – 35-40 candies, so one batch will go a long way, especially as gifts. Add them to cellophane bags, tie with baker’s twine or a ribbon and you have a fun little gift for teachers, neighbors, co-workers and more. 

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Yield: 35-40 candies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy to make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter, divided
  • 1+1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips or Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 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 1/2 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 1/2 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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