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The BEST Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12-18 1x


Crafted with a creamy peanut butter filling and enveloped in a velvety blend of semi-sweet or milk chocolate, these delectable cups are a homemade treat that will satisfy your sweet cravings.



1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided

1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

½ cup powdered sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 bag (11.5 oz) chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk

4 (1.55 oz each)milk chocolate candy bars, coarsely chopped


  1. Add cupcake liners to muffin tin and set aside
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ½ cup peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and salt until smooth
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips, chocolate bars and remaining peanut butter
  4. Heat for 1 minute, then stir. Continue heating for 10-20 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating and stopping just before chocolate is completely melted.
  5. Stir until chocolate is completely melted
  6. Using a cookie dough scoop, add chocolate into paper liners
  7. Top each with about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter mixture ** see notes
  8. Add remaining chocolate on top
  9. Place in refrigerator to set
  10. Store in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve
  • Category: desserts

Keywords: peanut butter cups, homemade peanut butter cups, chocolate peanut butter cups

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