#59) Peanut Butter Cups

On my way back to campus for the summer I have stopped in with my family for a week or so.... and this means I have been put back on "real" baking duty. My family, especially my brother, loves sweets!!! In my brother's case - if it is chocolate and peanut butter it is as good as gold.... So for my first family treat I made homemade peanut butter cups. These treats are so much better than the ones you buy in the store! I find the store ones have a filling that is way toooooooo dry so I make my own nice and creamy! Other than that chocolate on the outside these actually fit nicely into my new eating rules so i left a few uncovered LOL. When I made these suckers I only had a dozen muffin liners on hand, so once they were filled I added some rice crispies to the peanut butter mixture and melted some extra chocolate - voila! peanut butter balls... Needless to say my brother was a very happy boy this day :)


1 1/2 cups chopped chocolate (I used milk chocolate)
1 cup + 4 tbsp peanut butter, divided
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt


-Melt chocolate in double boiler. Add 4 tbsp peanut butter. Let cool slightly.
-Add a tsp of melted chocolate to the bottom of each muffin liner. Let harden in fridge.
-Shape peanut butter mixture into patties and place on top of hardened chocolate. Cover entirely in additionally melted chocolate. Let harden in fridge.

*These are best stored in the fridge... they get too soft otherwise.


  1. I've never come across a home-made pnut butter cup - how cool! THanks for sharing and great blog.

  2. Looks terrific. I have wanted to try these for a while.

  3. How many did this recipe make?

  4. kuma - really delicious :)

    scate - they are so much better than the store-bought ones!

    mermaid - u definitely should!!!

    chocolate shavings - u have NO idea :p

    kate - i only had 12 muffin liners, so that's all i made, but i used the rest to make PB balls and i got about 12 of those too :)

  5. I posted about the same thing on my blog today, but I used a different recipe. (Saw your cups on Tastespotting.)

    Homemade is indeed better.

    Looks great!

  6. I've never had a homemade peanut butter cup! It looks wonderful

  7. abby - i am gonna drop by and have a look at yours now.. none of mine are left so i have to drool over the pics now LOL

    tessa - homemade is always better :)

  8. Those look absolutely dreamy! They wouldn't last 5 minutes around here!

  9. Ridiculously easy! I'm bookmarking these to make for company in a few weeks. Thanks!

  10. SGCC - that's about how long they lasted here

    susan - hope u enjoy them as much as we did :)

  11. it looks like there's something missing in the steps. i'm assuming that after you melt the chocolate and add the 4tbsp of peanut butter, you mix the remaining ingredients together?

  12. kelley - yes thats right.. sorry about that :)

  13. I think my husband would pee his pants if I ever made these for him! hahaha