Peanut Butter Cups
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How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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What is your favorite chocolate treat? Mine is definitely homemade peanut butter cups. Anything with chocolate and peanut butter together is delicious!

I decided I would finally make some of my own and I was so glad I did. This candy was part of my 25 days of Christmas treats. These would also make great treats for your Valentine!

One of the things that makes this recipe so amazing is that it has peanut butter in the middle and in the chocolate. Even if you don’t get a bit from the center, you still taste peanut butter, which I love.

Mini Peanut Butter Cups

This recipe does use the microwave, which can be tricky sometimes. Make sure you are checking the mixtures and stirring every 30 seconds or so to prevent burning.

Peanut Butter Cups
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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

These chocolate and peanut butter treats are quick and easy to make!
Prep Time20 minutes
Chilling Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Peanut Butter
Servings: 3 dozen


  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter Divided
  • teaspoons Butter Softened
  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 4 1.55 ounce Hershey's Milk Chocolate Candy Bars Coarsely Chopped
  • Colored Sprinkles Optional


  • In a medium bowl, combine ½ cup peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, and salt until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, milk chocolate bars, and ½ cup peanut butter, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  • Use a teaspoon to drop the chocolate mixture into paper-lined miniature muffin cups.
  • Drop about a ½-¾ teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate.
  • Top with another teaspoon of the chocolate mixture.
  • Add sprinkles (optional).
  • Refrigerate about an hour or until set.
  • Store in sealed container.

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