pouring peanut butter into mini cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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These homemade peanut butter cups taste better than store-bought any day. So easy and you can experiment with different types of chocolate. Start off with just three simple ingredients, chocolate chips, chocolate bars and peanut butter.  A pantry dessert you can whip up anytime.  

If you either don’t have a microwave or just don’t want to use it, its still simple to melt the chocolate using a double boiler.  

peanut butter cup ingredients

For the best shape, double or triple the paper liners to give more strength.

mini paper liners on baking pan
When spooning the first layer of chocolate, fill to ¼ depth. Gently shake the pan to even out the layer of chocolate .
When pouring the peanut butter you just want a thin layer otherwise the peanut butter will seep out over the top layer of chocolate.

pouring peanut butter into mini cups

Top the homemade peanut butter cups with the remaining chocolate and refrigerate until set. 


If your making these for food gifts, use pretty foil cups. 

No photo of the finished product because we ate them before I had a chance to take the photograph!  I guess I’ll need to just make another batch.

Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

Yield: 16 mini cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Step aside store bought candy , these peanut butter cups are creamy and sure to please.


  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips 4
  • 2 Cadbury Milk Chocolate candy bars
  • ¾ cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 16 mini muffin liners


    1. Line up the mini muffin liners on a baking sheet.
    2. In a medium microwave-safe bowl add ¼ cup of peanut butter,chocolate chips, and the broken up chocolate bars.
    3. Microwave for 15 seconds at a time, stirring in between until chocolate is melted and well combined, about 2 minutes.
    4. Spoon the melted chocolate equally into the paper liners.
    5. In a small measuring cup melt the remaining peanut butter inthe microwave at 10-second intervals until melted, about 20 seconds.
    6. Pour a small dollop of the peanut butter on top of the first
      layer of chocolate equally among the 15 cups. 
      Don’t overfill the peanut butter because when you top the cups with
      chocolate, it will spillover.   
    7. Top with the remaining chocolate.
    8. Refrigerate until set.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 398Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 267mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 10g
The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietician.

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