Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I’m really excited to bring you this week’s recipe!  It is a homemade version of one of my all time favorite candies—the peanut butter cup!
I first saw this recipe in Taste of Home magazine a few years ago, and I marked the page but never got around to trying the recipe. (This tends to happen a lot with me.)  But a few days ago, I was wanting to make some kind of new spring/Easter treat, so I started looking through my old magazines, and found these again.  I had all the ingredients I needed, and they were pretty easy to make, so I decided to give it a whirl!
I have to warn, these things are very tasty!  They remind me of the gourmet peanut butter cups that you order, except they’re much cheaper, and the peanut butter is more sweet, almost like a Reese Cup!  And since these are so easy to make, I’d say if you make them once, you’ll probably be tempted to make them again and again.  So don’t say I didn’t warn you!  Hope you enjoy!
Recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups:
Ingredients:
1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
4-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
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
Directions:  In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, butter, confectioners’ sugar and salt until smooth; set aside.
In a microwave, melt the chocolate chips, candy bars and remaining peanut butter; stir until smooth.
Drop teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture into paper-lined miniature muffin cups. (I didn’t have any miniatures, so I used the regular sized cups and started with about a tablespoon of chocolate in each cup, but I recommend making miniatures, because these things are rich!)
Top each with about a teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture. (For the regular sized cups, I actually used a cookie scoop to measure, so it was just under a tablespoon of peanut butter.  Then I rolled it into a ball See pic below.)
Then top with another teaspoonful of chocolate mixture. (tablespoon for regular size cups)
For fun and extra added cuteness, decorate with sprinkles! Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container.
This makes 3 dozen minature cups, and anywhere from 12 to 18 regular sized cups, depending on how you distribute the ingredients and how big you make the cups.
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Comments

  1. I have been on a peanut butter kick here lately, so this is getting bookmarked and made soon! Thanks for posting.

  2. Yum! How can chocolate and peanut butter not be fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Eileen @ Cottage Beach House says:

    These look delicious. I found you at Met Monday. I will be trying this yummy recipe. It's perfect for Easter. Thank You

  4. Yuuuuum! Oh, this looks fabulous. I adore peanut butter cups – seriously one of my favorite treats!

  5. Brandy J. says:

    I'm drooling over here! These look fantastic.

  6. Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING says:

    These are so cute! And I love making homemade peanut butter cups (I haven't made them in a long time!)

    Myself and 2 other great bloggers are hosting THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS and the theme this week is "EASTER COOKIES & TREATS" and I think this is a great recipe for that! We would love for you to stop on by and link up your recipe if you wish! Hope to see you there!!! 🙂

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/04/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-25.html

  7. melismama says:

    WOW These look DIVINE! I dont think my Weight Watchers points would fair too well…but the kids would love them!

  8. shopannies says:

    oh my how festive they look delicious my only thing is I do not do well when working with chocolate but for these may give it another try come see what I shared http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  9. Yum!! You said the magic works – peanut butter cups!

  10. Hi Jerri! Thank you so much for your sweet comments! I am very honored that you will be featuring my Easter wreath! I can't thank you enough! I just started blogging a few months back, and to be featured really does mean a lot to me! Thank you again! Oh, and I am totally making this yummy recipe this weekend 😉

    Have a great week!

  11. Oh, yum! Peanut butter cups are one of my favorite things.

  12. Little Brick Ranch says:

    Officially on my To Do list…there is no better combo than chocolate and PB!! This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party – stop by this week and link up!

    If you have a sec now, feel free to pop over now and to enter my GIVEAWAY!

  13. The American Homemaker says:

    I just posted on my homemade chocolate peanut butter eggs! LOL

    so yummy!!!!!!!!!!

    I usually do the the homemade peanut butter cups at the holidays. I should do them more 🙂

  14. Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook says:

    They look amazing!

  15. His Way or Her Way says:

    Those are the cutest little candies I've seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing!

    Lori

  16. Michael Lee West says:

    My husband's two faves–chocolate and peanut butter. Can't wait to make these.

  17. Allison @ Alli 'n Son says:

    Yummy! Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you again this week.

  18. The Lucky Wife @ The Saturday Evening Pot says:

    OHHHH, YUM! I love anything chocolate peanut butter and homemade peanut butter cups are perfect for me to find!! I would love for you to link these in our
    Star Recipes Collection. I cannot WAIT to try them! 🙂

  19. MaterialGirlGreen says:

    My husband is a chocolate/peanut butter NUT! He will love these! Thanks for sharing!

  20. What a great idea to make these at home! The recipe sounds easy and really delicious, and they look so cute! Thanks for the idea!

  21. Looks like a great recipe. I love the colors on your site! Found you on we are that family.

  22. I am a huge fan of peanut butter and this treat looks amazing! I would love for you to link this project up at my Linky Party via:http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-8.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  23. That looks like heaven in a cup! Great job! Happy Easter!

    Take care,

    Trish

  24. I love Taste of Home and I LOVE Peanut Butter Cups! These look fabulously yummy 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

  25. These look so yummy. I would love it if you linked it up to my link party.

    http://momslifevents.blogspot.com/

    Thanks~ Taylor

  26. My all time fav candy! Yummy!!

  27. These are great and cute looking treats!!

  28. Yum Yum YUM! And they are so cute!

  29. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jerri,
    These are awesome little treats! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  30. Thank you for sharing them on A Crafty Soiree, I’ve featured your homemade version of a seasonal favorite in this week’s newest. It will be up on Thursday and I hope you’ll come by to see it and share more of your fabulous recipes!

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