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Better Than Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate and peanut butter, what could be better? Not much! These simple homemade peanut butter cups are so yummy and better than Reese's! They are really easy to make using ingredients you probably already have in your house. Peanut butter cups are my go-to treat to make for parties.
Prep Time15 mins
Cill time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, peanut butter
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • muffin pan, large or mini
  • mini paper cups
  • Bowls
  • spoon
  • microwave or double boiler


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or any nut butter like almond butter (125g)
  • 1 Tbsp. of softened butter optional (15g)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar added gradually, may need a little more or less (125g)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate candy melts 175g
  • 1 cup dark chocolate a combination of chocolate bars and chocolate chips, etc (175g)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 2g


  • In a medium bowl combine the peanut butter, salt, and softened butter.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar until it comes together and forms a dough with a "playdough" consistency. You should be able to form it into a disc without it sticking to your fingers.
  • Melt your chosen chocolate in the microwave using bursts of 25 seconds, then stir, 25 seconds then stir, until it is melted. Or use a double boiler which consists of a small pot of water, and a metal larger bowl resting on top. Place the chocolate in the metal bowl and turn the stovetop on to medium. The steam from the hot water will heat the bowl melting the chocolate.
  • Fill the bottom of each paper cup with some chocolate. Then form the peanut butter mixture into discs and place those on top of the first layer of chocolate.
  • Pour a top layer of chocolate creating the peanut butter cup. Once all are filled, place the pan in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set. It only takes 20 to 30 minutes. Now enjoy! Very easy right?



Note: A serving includes 2 of the mini sized peanut butter cups.
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