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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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These rich, delicious homemade peanut butter cups are easy to make with just four ingredients.
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  1. INGREDIENTS FOR HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS RECIPE
  3. STORAGE
  4. MORE RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE
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With this homemade peanut butter cups recipe, you can recreate the classic Reese’s candy, right from the comfort of home. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is irresistible. With just four pantry staples in the ingredients list, it’s easy to make this tasty homemade treat.

Do you love the chocolate and peanut butter flavor profile? Then, you have to make these No Bake Peanut Butter Bars and Peanut Butter Balls next. They are easy dessert recipes made with this classic combo. 

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INGREDIENTS FOR HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

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You will need: 

  • 14 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Chocolate: Milk chocolate can also be used or even a combination of semi-sweet with milk chocolate. Use your favorite kind of chocolate!

Peanut Butter: Crunchy peanut butter can be used in place of creamy peanut butter.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS RECIPE

STEP ONE: Line 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners. Set aside.

STEP TWO: In a small microwave-safe bowl, place half of the chocolate. Melt the chocolate by heating in 30-second increments and stirring in between. This should take 30 to 60 seconds total. The chocolate should be smooth.

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STEP THREE: Scoop about ½ tablespoon of melted chocolate into each cupcake liner. This can be done by scooping the chocolate with one spoon and scraping it off with another.

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STEP FOUR: Shake the pan periodically back and forth to help spread the chocolate so that it covers the bottom of the liner. 

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STEP FIVE: Freeze for 15 minutes.

STEP SIX: While the chocolate is freezing, prepare the peanut butter filling. Measure peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter into a medium mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix until creamy.

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STEP SEVEN: Put 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter filling on top of the frozen chocolate layer, making sure the filling does not touch the sides of the cupcake liner.

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STEP EIGHT: Freeze for 5 minutes.

STEP NINE: In a microwave-safe bowl (use the one from Step 2), melt the remaining chocolate in the same way as explained in Step 2.

STEP TEN: Cover the peanut butter layer with the melted chocolate.

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STEP ELEVEN: Freeze for 10 to 15 minutes or refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes until hardened. 

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store your homemade peanut butter cups in an airtight container. You can place them in the fridge, to keep them cool and make sure that they do not melt. They can also be left out at room temperature.

IN THE FREEZER: You can place your cups in the freezer for longer storage. We recommend letting them thaw before eating, to make sure that the peanut butter is nice and creamy.

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Chocolate chips, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter is all you will need to make these yummy peanut butter cups at home. While making this recipe might be simple, it is not lacking in delicious sweetness. The creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate treat is always a huge hit.

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

5 from 1 vote
These rich, delicious homemade peanut butter cups are easy to make with just four ingredients.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 14 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips divided
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter softened

Instructions
 

  • Line 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, place half of the chocolate. Melt the chocolate by heating in 30-second increments and stirring in between. This should take 30 to 60 seconds total. The chocolate should be smooth.
  • Scoop about ½ tablespoon of melted chocolate into each cupcake liner. This can be done by scooping the chocolate with one spoon and scraping it off with another.
  • Shake the pan periodically back and forth to help spread the chocolate so that it covers the bottom of the liner.
  • Freeze for 15 minutes.
  • While the chocolate is freezing, prepare the peanut butter filling. Measure peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter into a medium mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix until creamy.
  • Put 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter filling on top of the chocolate layer, making sure the filling does not touch the sides of the cupcake liner.
  • Freeze for 5 minutes.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl (use the one from Step 2), melt the remaining chocolate in the same way as explained in Step 2.
  • Cover the peanut butter layer with the melted chocolate.
  • Freeze for 10 to 15 minutes or refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes until hardened.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
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