Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups 1

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are always a comfort food and at the top of my list if I’m wanting something chocolate-y. You can always buy store bought ones, but homemade ones are just SO much better. Once I figured out how to make these myself and I tweaked the recipe a bit to get it just right, I never buy the store bought Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. These are just so much better and really are not difficult to make at all.

Ingredients:

¼ Cup Butter, softened

1 Cup of Powdered Sugar

½ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter

½ Cup Graham Cracker Fine Crumbs

24 oz. Semisweet Chocolate Chips

¼ Cup Coconut oil (or 2 Tbsp and 2 Tbsp separated)

pb cup ingredient

Instructions:

In a bowl Cream together the Butter, Powdered sugar and Peanut butter.

Stir in the Graham cracker crumbs and set aside.

pb cup in process 1

In a microwave safe bowl melt 12 oz. of the Chocolate chips with 2 Tbsp. of the Coconut oil in 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until the chips are melted and smooth. (It’s so easy to burn chocolate, so make sure you do this exactly as written.)

Put 24 cupcake liners in muffin tins and spoon 1 Tbsp. of chocolate into the liners, you should have a little left over.

Place the tins in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes so the chocolate sets.

Place a rounded teaspoon of Peanut butter filling on to the chocolate and flatten it out being careful to leave space on the edges for the chocolate to fall over the edge.

pb cup in process 3

Melt the remaining 12 oz. of Chocolate with the remaining 2 Tbsp. of Coconut oil in the same bowl with the left over melted chocolate.

Spoon a Tbsp. of chocolate over the tops pushing it to the edges to surround the Peanut butter filling.

Put a Tbsp. in each cup then fill in with any extra as needed. Tap the pans on the counter to help smooth out the chocolate.

pb cup in process 2

Refrigerate to let the Chocolate set.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, remove 5-10 minutes before serving so they aren’t hard.

Enjoy your Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with a tall glass of ice cold milk! Yum!

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

(Please feel free to pin this on Pinterest or in a link up on your blog, as long as you link back to my recipe post. Thanks!)

Comments

  1. These look delicious so much so I am craving them right now! Thank you for sharing.

  2. These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups look delicious, I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  3. WOW! Thanks so very much for the delicious recipe for Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups! These look and sound so YUMMY!!!! I love peanut butter cups and they can get quite expensive in the stores! How many does 1 batch make? just the 12? These don’t seem hard to make at all. I have all the ingredients in my pantry right now! Maybe I’ll try making them soon as a treat for the kids! Thanks so very, very much for sharing your delicious recipe on Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with all of us! I honestly do appreciate this very much! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

  4. I love peanut butter cups! I would never have thought to make them myself, I might never leave the house again! They look delicious!

  5. WOW! Thanks so very much for the delicious recipe for Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups! These look and sound so YUMMY!!!! I love peanut butter cups and they can get quite expensive in the stores! How many does 1 batch make? just the 12? These don’t seem hard to make at all. I have all the ingredients in my pantry right now! Maybe I’ll try making them soon as a treat for the kids! Thanks so very, very much for sharing your delicious recipe on Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with all of us! I honestly do appreciate this very much! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

  6. Jennifer babich says:

    These look great! Recipe is making me hungry. I especially love the added graham crackers in the recipe. Seems like a delicious addition

  7. Karen Jaras says:

    My nephew loves the PB cups so I tried these for him. He took them back to college after the weekend and they were equally well received by his roomies.

  8. I love Reese peanut butter cups. I don’t know if I’d use graham crackers in it. And, I like honey nut crunchy peanut butter. I wish Reese sold the peanut butter they use in their recipe. I would try light milk chocolate or white chocolate. I’m going to pin this to try later. Thanks.

  9. Yummy I my tummy

  10. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    These sound so good. I love peanut butter cups. Thank you for sharing this recipe

  11. Anna Pry says:

    i’ve gotta try making my own, i love Justin’s pb cups the most

  12. nicole dziedzic says:

    Okay this is a must have and must make. I love peanut butter cups, my favorite is from Trader Joes. I have made buckeyes before but not peanut butter cups.

  13. Tina McNally says:

    Will try this.

  14. This is so awesome!!! I love peanut butter cups so I will definately be trying this recipie out.

  15. laura rubenstein says:

    My mouth is literally watering!! OMG I love peanut butter cup! I pinned this and I am totally making it!

  16. These look yummy!

  17. Oh wow, these look delicious. I’ll have to think of some excuse to make these. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    These sound so good. Nothing better than home made. My family loves peanut butter cups. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe

  19. Amber Ludwig says:

    OH these look AMAZING!! I love the idea of making them myself so I know what’s all in them!! Mmmmm!!! I can’t wait!

  20. terry myers says:

    I love peanut butter and chocolate and to make it home made would be heaven

  21. vickiecouturier says:

    that looks so good,ive got to make these for the grandchildren

  22. I had to share this recipe and my hubby is like you going to make them for me 🙂 loll He loves nothing more than chocolate and peanut butter anything lmbo.. Great recipe and Thanks for share

  23. wow those look so good and easy to make and cheaper i like the idea of makeing them
    i am going to try them when we had a party

  24. jessica garwood says:

    that looks AMAZING!

  25. Eva Mailand says:

    These look so yummy, want to try to make these

  26. these look delicious

  27. These look so delicious that I am craving them right now! Thank you for sharing!

  28. I keep meaning to try these. I love peanut butter cups.

  29. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    My family loves peanut butter cups and to be able to make these is great. Thank you for sharing

  30. Looks so delicious. One of my very favorites. Thank you for the recipe.

  31. Christina Strapp Lambert says:

    These look very very good and pretty easy to make. I like how I could make these with dark chocolate since it is my favorite. I bet my husband would love these!

  32. Oh my, I must make these for my hubby as these are his favorite of all time…:)

  33. I finally made these. They are good. Mine didn’t look as pretty as yours, but it didn’t matter too much. They weren’t around that long. Everyone enjoyed them. Thanks!

  34. Oh, my gosh they look so yummy! Seems like it is pretty easy to make. Going to try them out for sure!

  35. These look soo good! I will have to try making these. My boyfriend loves chocolate and peanut butter so these will be perfect.

  36. Rita Corey says:

    I’ve got to try this. I love peanut butter cups. I pinned this to my Pinterest food board so that I’ll be able to find it. Thanks.

  37. Cynthia C says:

    This looks so delicious. I need to get some coconut oil so I can try them.

  38. These look delicious and so easy to make.

  39. slehan says:

    I love peanut butter cups. Never thought of making them. Thanks.
    slehan at juno dot com

  40. I’m going to make these this afternoon so my teen and hubby have a nice snack for later

  41. I am going to make these for my son’s birthday party. I love peanut butter cups but hate it when I buy them only to find out they are stale tasting. These would always taste fresh and be a big hit in the family.

  42. I had to save this recipe because I love peanut butter cups! I especially like the dark chocolate covering instead of milk chocolate.

  43. Dandi D says:

    Peanut butter cups are my favorite, so I will have to try this soon!

  44. Alison Gibb says:

    Peanut Butter cups is my downfall!! These look delicious!!

  45. OMG, these look so amazing! Gotta try ’em ASAP!!!

  46. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    We love peanut butter cups at our house. I can’t wait to give these a try. Thank you for sharing

  47. Meghan Castillo says:

    Oh my looking at this post just got me hungry.

  48. BILL HOFF says:

    We are always looking for sugary treats to make when we babysit the grand kids.Then send them home bouncing off the walls…lol

  49. Amanda Stano says:

    These look to die for! Oh man, I need to add this to my list of stuff to get at the store tomorrow – Yum-eeeeeeeee!!!

  50. anonymous says:

    this looks great!

  51. James Robert says:

    My kids favorite are peanut butter cups. Think I could use the milk chocolate morsels instead of the semi sweet?

  52. Sam carroll says:

    Nothing beats homemade cookies! I love knowing exactly what ingredients are in my food!

  53. Love this. This is my kind of junk food.

  54. Kamla L. says:

    I love peanut butter cups but never thought of making my own. This looks easier than I would have thought. Can’t wait to try it!

  55. SaraAB87 says:

    These peanut butter cups look amazing. I want to make some.

  56. Yummy. This would be wonderful to make.

  57. Stacey Geeters says:

    Yummy. Only thing is !my family would ear them all before I could get any!

  58. Meghan Castillo says:

    This looks so yummy.

  59. This homemade peanut butter chocolate cupe are GREAT!

  60. Kristin K says:

    I absolutely <3 <3 <3 peanut butter cups!!! They are the only melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and peanut butter treat that can solve any problem you're having! 😉 Thanks for the recipe!

  61. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I know my family will love this combination of peanut butter and semisweet chocolate.

  62. I am a peanut butter chocolate girl thru and thru! This recipe doesn’t look hard at all so I am going to have to give it a try! Thank-you!!

  63. I saved and printed this recipe so that I can make it later on. I love peanut butter cups and this recipe looks like it would be easy to make. I also love dark chocolate over milk chocolate and with this recipe, I get to use the kinds of chocolate that I like.

  64. This looks like an excellent midnight snack, it would go great over ice cream.

  65. Keri Justice says:

    These look wonderful!! I love peanut butter and chocolate together and love peanut butter cups. I can only imagine that homemade ones would taste much better then store bought. I’ll have to give this recipe a try sometime.

  66. amy Richardson says:

    I LOVE peanut butter cups! These look delicious! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  67. Peanut butter cups are a favorite. These are good to make and freeze for when I’m craving something sweet.

  68. Renee Smith says:

    My mom loves to make her own candy. I will have to pass this recipe along to her.

  69. I made this it is so great Heavenly

  70. You are too modest, these aren’t just ‘so much better’ – they are light years beyind better. Graham cracker dust, I never would have thought of that.

  71. I haven’t made this recipe yet because it is too hot to cook in the kitchen, but I have saved and shared this recipe. I love the combination of dark chocolate and peanut butter.

  72. Cathy French says:

    We make homemade Buckeyes but would love to try this one as well

  73. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    Wow! These look awesome. I will have to try them! Thanks for the recipe. I’ve already pinned it.

  74. Jennifer Boehme says:

    I will try this next. I made my neighbors peanut butter cookies yesterday. They loved them, fresh from my oven. Thanks for the recipes!

  75. erika thacker says:

    One of the things my husband and I have in common is our love for peanut butter cups! I have to try this for us to share!

  76. Marti Tabora says:

    I would love to make these for my son he absolutely would love them. Actually, I’m pretty sure I would too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  77. Oh this would be my favorite dessert. I like peanut butter cups. Thank you for the recipe

  78. These look so good. Everyone loves chocolate and peanut butter. It just doesn’t love us. 🙁

  79. Jennifer M says:

    Oh yumminess!!! These are my favorite treats. I hope they turn out good when I make them 🙂

  80. Looks yummy can’t wait to try. My kids would love them and so would husband.

  81. Elizabeth H. says:

    These look so delicious. Will be giving this recipe a try this weekend. My whole family would like these.

  82. These look so heavenly!! I have to make these….0-o

  83. These peanut butter cups look so good! I’ve never used coconut oil before. Can you taste it in recipes? Thanks!

  84. Peanut butter cups have always been a favorite of mine. I never thought to make them at home.

  85. Would love to try this, it looks so yummy

  86. Carissa joslyn says:

    IS it bad this makes me wanna drool?! omg soo cute. my boyfriend would eat them all in seconds. ha

  87. I would even get bigger if I made some of those.with my love of Peanut butter and chocolates.

  88. I love peanut butter cups, would really like to try this recipe out!

  89. Lillian says:

    Oh my goodness, these look absolutely divine. I love peanut butter cups. Thanks for sharing !!!!!

  90. Oh my, my, my! I do not even know if I should attempt making these because then I will know I can whip up a batch anytime I want! lol Maybe I’ll add this to my holiday goodies list. It’s be a hit.

  91. Wendy Sebastian says:

    Good golly Miss Molly! I have got to try this recipe. Peanut butter cups are my favorite!

  92. I’ve been making smoothies and homemade ice cream with peanut butter and chocolate, I would love to try these – they look amazing!

  93. johnhutchens1 says:

    My family loves peanut butter cups. These look amazing. I will have to try the recipe soon. I think my kids would be surprised.

  94. I’ve never used coconut oil before. Can you taste it in recipes? Thanks!

  95. I wanted to try these and picked up Reeses peanut butter. I was very disappointed. It tasted nothing like the stuff in their cups, so I still haven’t made these yet.

  96. I am pinning this time make for Sunday!

  97. What a great idea! I love having things on hand to make my own sweets when cravings strike!

  98. These sound so good and thank you for sharing this with us.

  99. David Fultner says:

    I have never made these. I will give it try for the holidays.

  100. Yum. Just can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. I love that I can make these at home. I like being able to have yummy treats for my family, but not full of artificial flavors and preservatives. I like that, with this, I know exactly what is in my food.

  101. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    These are so good and not very hard to make. Thank you so much for sharing

  102. Tamra Phelps says:

    I love Reese’s, so being able to make my own would be great! I’ll be pinning this!

  103. Oh. My. God.
    I LOVE peanut butter cups and these look delicious!
    Unfortunately I cannot eat wheat but still, it’s inspiration to try to make wheat free p&b cups. 😀
    thanks!!

  104. This recipe looks to die for, thanks for sharing with us!

  105. Oh my goodness I am saving this one for later, this looks so amazing…

  106. I don’t understand what the crackers are for? Is it flavoring, or does it serve some purpose to help the candy set? I ask because I’d like to make these, but don’t like graham crackers.

  107. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I cannot wait to try these again for the holidays. They are so good. Thank you so much for this great recipe

  108. These sound amazing and thank you for sharing with us.

  109. Edna Williams says:

    These look so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  110. I love peanut butter cups but have never had them homemade!! I bet they taste amazing!

  111. Peanut butter AND chocolate? I’d have to improvise as we don’t have the same brands here in Ireland & I’m not sure what Graham crackers are (!) but that’s not going to stop me … might even add a dollop of caramel …

  112. clojo9372 says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Chocolate and PB are may favorite dessert combination, it is an addiction I confess. This is something I would love to make (or at least attempt) to make for myself. THANK YOU AGAIN! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  113. PB cups are my favorite. Will have to try this!

  114. These look so great. I had no idea that PB Cup stuff was made with Graham Crackers!

  115. Olivine Eyes says:

    The graham crackers seem delicious to use in a peanut butter cup. Looks good and easy to make.

  116. I love chocolate peanut butter cups and this recipe looks easy enough to follow where I can make my own. Thank you for sharing.

  117. This looks so tasty! I’ll have to make these. Peanut Buttercups are a favorite!

  118. I love these, and I have coconut oil, it would a nice recipe to try that you don’t need to fire up the oven on a hot summer day but still have a nice and easy treat! Yum!

  119. Armando Rincon says:

    OMG these look amazing, I’m sure they taste amazing as well, I can almost taste the peanut butter just by looking at the pic

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