Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Angela Pietrantonio


My all time absolute favorite candy! double yum!

Recipe Source~ sweetestkitchen.com


★★★★★ 1 vote




  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp
    peanut butter
  • ·
    pinch salt

  • 12 Tbsp
    (or 3/4 cup) peanut butter
  • 1/3 c
    light brown sugar or powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    graham cracker crumbs, optional
  • ·
    pinch salt

How to Make Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


  1. Prepare a standard muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
  2. Combine chocolate, peanut butter and salt in a heavy-based saucepan over very low heat, or use a double-boiler, to melt the chocolate. Stir frequently. Remove from heat.
  3. Place 2 teaspoons melted chocolate in each cupcake liner and carefully spread it with the back of a spoon at the bottom and only 1/4 of the way up the liner. Repeat with all 12 liners.
  4. Place the chocolate-covered liners onto a plate in the fridge to firm up, for about 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the filling: Stir together peanut butter, sugar, optional crumbs, and salt.
  6. The chocolate should be hard by now, so divide peanut butter paste into all 12 liners, about 1 heaping tablespoon (20g) per liner, pressing down gently to make sure the paste goes everywhere. Place in fridge to firm up, for about 20 minutes.
  7. Top with 2 teaspoons melted chocolate, spreading carefully so that none of the peanut butter can be seen.

    Let cups firm up in fridge for at least one hour before enjoying. Store in fridge or freezer.

    7 points per candy

Printable Recipe Card

About Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

Flavor-Packed Chicken Dinners

Flavor-Packed Chicken Dinners

Say goodbye to basic chicken dinners and hello to flavor-packed ones. I always have chicken stashed in the freezer ready to thaw. With its neutral flavor, based on ingredients I have handy I can create a dish that satisfies my taste buds. “My husband loves spicy Asian dishes, so it wasn’t a surprise when a […]

Casserole Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Casserole Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Everybody loves a good casserole recipe. No matter if it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a casserole is an easy, go-to option for feeding the family. Not only that, but casseroles also make for great leftovers! Full of flavor and quick to prepare, you’re going to love these casserole recipes.

7 Tuna Casserole Recipes

7 Tuna Casserole Recipes

Since the 1950s, tuna noodle casserole has been infamously gracing dinner tables throughout the United States. Either loved or hated, this family-friendly recipe has been handed down through generations. While there is the tried-and-true version, many have “jazzed up” mom’s tuna noodle casserole recipe to make it better than ever! From the traditional tuna casserole […]