Easy Peanut Butter Cups

vicky hunt


As a child; my Grandmother Taylor would sit me on a stool or on her work area and let me "help" her make cookies,pies and cakes.. SHE is the one that gave me a LOVE for cooking..

This recipe was one I got from her cookbook, one of her many, and have tried these many times.. My family loves these..
Chocolate and Peanut butter. No other combo is better.. Try them and tel us what YOU think..


★★★★★ 4 votes

makes 1 dozen PB CUPS
15 Min
30 Min


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11 1/2 oz
package milk chocolate chips, divided
3 Tbsp
vegetable shortening, divided
1 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 c
creamy peanut butter
1/4 c
(1/2 stick) butter, softened

How to Make Easy Peanut Butter Cups


  • 1Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper baking cups. In a small saucepan, melt 1-1/4 cups chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons shortening over low heat, stirring just until mixture is smooth. Allow to cool slightly; mixture should still be pourable.
  • 2Starting halfway up each paper cup, spoon about 2 teaspoons mixture over inside of cups, completely covering bottom half of each cup.
  • 3Chill cups about 30 minutes, until firm. In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, and butter; mix well. (Mixture will be dry.)
  • 4Spoon evenly into the chocolate cups and press down firmly. Add remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening to saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring just until mixture is smooth.
  • 5Spoon equal amounts into cups, spreading to completely cover peanut butter mixture. Cover and chill at least 2 hours, or until firm.

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About Easy Peanut Butter Cups

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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