Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

“I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these homemade peanut butter cups with coloured sprinkles to coordinate with the holiday we’re celebrating. People can’t believe how simple it is to make this irresistible candy with gooey peanut butter centers. This is how to make homemade peanut butter cups.” —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Servings Prep Time
3dozen 20minutes + chilling
Servings Prep Time
3dozen 20minutes + chilling
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Instructions
  1. Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, butter and salt until smooth.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips, candy bars and remaining peanut butter; stir until smooth.
  3. Drop teaspoons of chocolate mixture into paper-lined mini muffin cups. Drop a scant teaspoon of peanut butter mixture into each cup; top with another teaspoon of chocolate mixture. If desired, decorate with sprinkles. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Tips

What's the best chocolate to use?

The best chocolate for you will be your favourite, of course!

What's the best peanut butter to use?

Creamy peanut butter mixes best with the other ingredients. Use your favourite brand or make your own homemade peanut butter.

How do I store homemade peanut butter cups?

Since they'll get too soft after more than a day at room temperature, store them in the fridge for a month or in the freezer for up to three months (if they last that long!).

Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 123 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fibre), 3g protein.