Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

homemade peanut butter cups (like reese's!)

(10 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
D.Ann W.
Small Town, TN

My daughter loves Reese's cups and she says these taste just like them! With this recipe, I usually end up with a lot more filling than chocolate because I make them in muffin tins, so I just save the filling in the fridge or freezer to make another batch. Or, you could spread the filling into a 9x13 pan and then spread the chocolate over the top.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Peanut butter and chocolate lovers, this homemade candy is for you. The peanut butter filling is creamy but firms up to hold the chocolate. Combining graham crackers with peanut butter adds a slight texture to the filling. We loved these straight out of the fridge for an afternoon treat. Great for parties, a homemade gift, or an easy chocolate peanut butter dessert.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(10 ratings)
yield 1 dozen or more
prep time 30 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For homemade peanut butter cups (like reese's!)

  • 1 c
    butter, melted
  • 2 c
    graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 c
    peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 Tbsp
    peanut butter

How To Make homemade peanut butter cups (like reese's!)

Test Kitchen Tips
We were able to make 17 regular-size peanut butter cups. Being so rich, you could make these in a mini-muffin tip for smaller portion size.
  • Muffin tins with coated paper liners.
    Line muffin tins with paper liners and spray with cooking spray.
  • Butter, graham crackers, confectioners' sugar, and peanut butter in a bowl.
    Mix together butter, graham crackers, confectioners' sugar, and 1 cup of peanut butter. Press about 1-1 1/2 Tbsp of the mixture into the bottom of the muffin liners.
  • Melted chocolate and peanut butter in a bowl.
    Melt the chocolate chips and 4 Tbsp of peanut butter together.
  • Chocolate spooned over the filling.
    Spoon over the filling and smooth the tops with a spoon.
  • Inside the chilled Homemade Peanut Butter Cups.
    Put in the fridge until set.