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5 Ingredient Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

These amazing homemade peanut butter cups are so good and easy to make! Make these popular treats right at home with this easy recipe!Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

What are peanut butter cups?

Peanut butter cups are one of America’s favorite sweet treats. They consist of a hard chocolate shell filled with creamy peanut butter and topped off with more chocolate. These decadent treats have been around since the early 1900s, but they’re still immensely popular today!Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Making your own homemade peanut butter cups is surprisingly easy! All you need to do is melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave and spoon the melted chocolate into lightly greased muffin cups.

Then, scoop some creamy peanut butter into each cup, top with more melted chocolate, and refrigerate for about an hour until firm.Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

These homemade reese’s peanut butter cups are great for special occasions like birthdays or holidays, or simply as a delicious and decadent treat anytime.

They’re also a fun activity to make with kids, since it’s so easy and yields such yummy results! Enjoy your homemade peanut butter cups plain or dress them up with some crushed peanuts or mini chocolate chips for extra flair.

Are peanut butter cups healthy for you?

Although peanut butter cups are delicious, they’re not necessarily the healthiest snack. While they do contain beneficial nutrients like protein and healthy fats from the nut butter, they also contain a lot of sugar and saturated fat from the chocolate.

As such, it’s best to limit your intake of these treats or enjoy them in moderation when you do indulge. You can also try making your own healthier versions with sugar-free and vegan ingredients if you’re looking for a more nutritious option.

Regardless, homemade peanut butter cups are a popular dessert that are sure to be a hit with everyone! With this easy recipe, you can make these classic treats any time of the year without ever leaving your kitchen. So why not give it a try and enjoy some delicious homemade peanut butter cups today?Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups Easy Ingredients

powdered sugar 
peanut butter 
vanilla extract 
milk chocolate chips 
vegetable oil 

You won’t need any cocoa powder, melted coconut oil, sunflower seed butter or graham cracker crumbs for this peanut butter cup recipe.Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

You can make your own peanut butter cups and satisfy that sweet tooth without buying the store-bought version. This easy peanut butter cups recipe homemade candy has the best flavor and is best with good quality chocolate.Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

These homemade chocolate peanut butter treats will become your favorite treat! They are a reese’s cups copycat with a peanut butter filling and for a little razzle dazzle you can add some flaky sea salt.Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

You can serve these chocolate peanut butter cups in so many different places, but we just love to have them at home in an airtight container. The best part about these pb cups is definitely the peanut butter center!

Before you go be sure to check out this comprehensive list! 50+ Fun and Easy Dessert Recipes For Kids!

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Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Yield: 10 cups

Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This copycat Reese's Homemade peanut butter candy recipe is so good for anytime! Make this classic treat today.


  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla until dough forms. Set aside in the refrigerator while you melt the chocolate.
  2. In a microwave-safe container, add the chocolate chips and oil. Microwave for 45 seconds. Remove and mix. If clumpy and not smooth, microwave in 15-second intervals while mixing between melting.  Mix until smooth. 
  3. In silicone muffin liners, add 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate. Tilt liners to coat the sides up the wall of the liner. 
  4. Remove the peanut filling and separate it into 10 balls. Flatten the balls into pucks and place them in the muffin liner on top of the chocolate. Equally, top each cup with melted chocolate and tap smooth. Make sure cups are level and peanut is covered. Set aside to allow the chocolate to harden. Place in the refrigerator to speed the process up. 
  5. Remove cups from the liners and enjoy. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 279Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 8mgSodium 88mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 2gSugar 21gProtein 5g

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