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Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Rich Homemade peanut butter cups are truly decadent. You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own version of this classic candy!
Prep Time2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time2 hours 35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Andrea


  • 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp graham cracker crumbs finely ground
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • Cut 12 cupcake liners down to 3/4" thick. Line one cupcake/muffin tin with liners, set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine powdered sugar, graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, salt and vanilla extract. Using a spatula mix ingredients until combined. Place in the freezer to chill while preparing the chocolate.
  • Using a double boiler on the stovetop, (or a saucepan with a bowl set over it) add water and set over low heat. Pour chocolate in and stir continuously until the chocolate has melted. Remove from stove and using a pastry brush, spoon or your fingers, cover the bottom of the cupcake liners. You'll want a pretty good amount because generally the bottom has the most chocolate.
  • Remove the peanut butter filling from the freezer and roll into quarter size balls. If the filling is tacky use a little bit of powdered sugar to help you flatten them. Place the flattened balls into each cupcake liner. Pour remaining chocolate around the sides and over the top. To create an even top gently shake the pan on a flat surface or tap.
  • Place the tin into the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours or until the bottoms of the cups are set. Eat cold or bring to room temperature. 


-I used brown cupcake liners and cut them down to ¾". You can also use a candy mold to create peanut butter cups if you don't want liners. I used a mold for the smaller peanut butter cups.
-Peanut butter cups are best kept in the refrigerator, especially if your kitchen is warm.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg