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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

It's easy to make your own homemade peanut butter cups with quality chocolate and peanut butter.

It's easy to make your own homemade peanut butter cups with quality chocolate and peanut butter.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Today is an easy day. We are making candy! And not just any candy. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups made with great chocolate and homemade peanut butter filling. It’s a fun candy treat that you can make at home with the kids or as gifts to give to friends.

These are so easy to make. You’ll need a mini mold to make these.  This is the Peanut Butter Cup Mold that I used to make these.

Peanut Butter Cups
 
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Recipe type: Candy
Serves: 2 - 3 dozen
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Easy homemade peanut butter cups are a fun treat to make with the kids.
Ingredients
  • 2 -3 C dark chocolate or chocolate of choice
  • ½ C peanut butter - I used homemade PB
  • ½ C powdered sugar (optional)d
  • dash of salt
Instructions
  1. Melt ¾ths of the chocolate over a double boiler or slowly in the microwave. Do not over heat! Stir constantly until melted and then add in the remaining chocolate to temper the chocolate. Paint the inside of the mold with the melted chocolate. Place the mold into the mold into the fridge to harden for 5 minutes.
  2. Fill the cavities with chocolate, add the peanut butter, and top with more chocolate.
  3. Mix the peanut butter and sugar (if using) with the salt together until smooth. Transfer to a baggie or piping bag and squeeze into the cold chocolate cups. If you used the sugar, press down the mixture to flatten it out. Cover the peanut butter with more melted chocolate and refrigerate for 15 minutes to set.
  4. Transfer to an airtight container and store on the counter.

I did not add any sugar to the peanut butter center. Some people will add powdered sugar to the peanut butter to thicken it and give it more of a candy texture that you are with in a Reeses. Feel free to modify your as you see fit, but we really liked the pure peanut and chocolate flavor.

These little homemade Peanut Butter Cups were a huge hit here. I was happy to give them to my family because they weren’t full of sugar and preservatives.

Don’t get me wrong, I would not consider these to be “healthy”, but they were a much better choice for a sweet treat.

No added "junk" in these homemade peanut butter cups.

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Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

Friday 22nd of January 2016

YUM! PB cups are my all time favorite treat.

Laurie

Monday 24th of February 2014

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Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper

Friday 9th of August 2013

I absolutely HAVE to make these. They look fantastic!

Karyn Granrud

Friday 9th of August 2013

They are so easy and fun to make with the kids. Enjoy!

Heather @ French Press

Thursday 8th of August 2013

I need to get that mold stat...these look SO good Karyn

Karyn Granrud

Friday 9th of August 2013

They do come in different sizes. I also use them for cake pops shaped like cupcakes. Multi-purpose.

Catherine

Wednesday 7th of August 2013

Dear Karyn, These homemade peanut butter cups look sinfully delicious...I wouldn't be able to eat just one...they would all disappear. And who knew it was so easy to make too?! I would love to give this a try soon. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Catherine

Karyn Granrud

Friday 9th of August 2013

They are very easy and fun to make. I hope you enjoy them!