Peanut Butter Cups-homemade

Pat Duran


I used to buy chocolate by the case from Nestle's direct buy when I made homemade candy in Wilton candy molds and paper candy cups. I used to make and sell Easter and Christmas candy to my friends in my bowling league- I sold about 4 cases every year; and they would always put their order in for the next year. I had about 135 different candy molds for them to choose from. I used my electric fry pan and my 12 cup muffin pan to melt the different colors of chocolate with hot water in the fry pan to keep the chocolate soft, and I use an artist brush to paint different color chocolate on the molds. They always turned out nice.
This is the recipe I used for these pb-cups. Use artist brush to coat the candy paper molds.

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper



36 + pieces


10 Min


No-Cook or Other


1 c
jif creamy peanut butter, more or less
1/2 c
karo corn syrup, more or less
melted block chocolate or disks from candy and cake decorating shop
add a bit of chopped bacon or dried fruit to the peanut butter mixture for a tasty surprise!

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine and whip with a big spoon the peanut butter and corn syrup until you have a nice smooth texture not too solid -adjusting pb and corn syrup accordingly- just creamy soft like thick syrup - so when you bite into the pb cup it is soft -not hard like the ones made with powdered sugar- that is too hard.
Using a teaspoon, spoon a little melted chocolate into the candy paper- using the brush- paint the chocolate up the sides of the paper evenly-not to thick or thin; set on plate and when plate is full put in refrigerator to firm up; about 10 minutes.
Remove from fridge and spoon in some of the pb mixture- then spoon chocolate on top to cover and enclose the pb. Return to fridge to set up.
These can be made with different color chocolate for different holidays. You can put little decoration on top if desired.
I hope you don't find this too complicated and that the directions are clear. It's hard to explain things when hand making candies and decorating cakes and such.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American