Make this homemade peanut butter cup recipe with just a handful of ingredients for an addictively delicious Reeses-inspired treat. This is a no-bake recipe that’s super easy to make by simply layering the ingredients. It’s healthier than the processed version and so yummy that it satisfies equally well!
I love Reese’s peanut butter cups. They’re pretty much my favorite classic candy. So it makes sense that I’d try my hand at making a homemade version of Reese’s peanut butter cups as I’m trying to eat less-processed food.
An Addictive “Healthier” Peanut Butter Cup Recipe
I found this recipe online and played around with it for a while until I got it just right. I think this is the perfect version of homemade peanut butter cups.
When you make these, you’ll experience a smooth, creamy peanut butter filling surrounded by peanut-butter-flavored chocolate. These easy, no-bake homemade peanut butter cups offer the perfect crunch and are a treat for any peanut butter or chocolate lover.
Note: if you’re looking for something a tad healthier, check out my Paleo “Peanut Butter” Cups or this delicious take on almond butter cups.
I think these homemade peanut butter cups are just as tasty as Reese’s, but they have a leg up over the name-brand version because they contain less sugar and processed stuff.
Plus, they only take about 20 minutes to make. The longest part is layering the mixture into the pans. So simple!
And if that’s not enough to convince you, maybe this will make you want to try them: homemade peanut butter cups are far cheaper than buying the name-brand version.
Peanut Butter Cup Recipe Ingredients Needed
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Confectioners’ Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Milk Chocolate Chips
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How To Make This Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Recipe
Here is the process for making this delicious family-favorite homemade peanut butter cup recipe.
Mix together the ingredients for the peanut butter layer in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, microwave the semisweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and remaining peanut butter until melted and smooth.
Heat the chocolate in short intervals to avoid scorching it. Start with 1 minute. Then stir and heat for as many additional 20-30 second intervals as you need until it’s melted and smooth. Stir after each interval.
Layer a small amount of chocolate into the bottom of the paper-lined muffin pan. (You can use either mini or regular size – or both!)
For mini muffin cups, use about a teaspoon of chocolate. For regular muffin cups, it will be closer to a tablespoon.
Next, spoon a small teaspoon (or tablespoon for large cups) of the peanut butter filling into the center of each cupcake liner.
Finally, layer more melted chocolate on top until the peanut butter mixture is completely covered in the muffin tins.
Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour until firm. Enjoy!
Store in a cool place.
These are the mini peanut butter cups. Aren’t they cute?
Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Recipe FAQs
Here are a few questions that readers frequently ask about making this recipe. If you have a question but don’t see it answered below, please leave it in the comments!
How do I store these peanut butter cups?
You’ll want to keep your peanut butter cups stored in a cool place, so they don’t melt. I even put them in the refrigerator in the spring and summer.
Can you store these peanut butter cups in the freezer?
Yes! They will freeze really well for up to three months. When you’re ready to enjoy them, simply place them on the counter until they thaw (which will only take a few minutes).
What kinds of chocolate are best for this peanut butter cup recipe?
I personally love the blend of semi-sweet chocolate and milk chocolate. However, you could add some variety by substituting white chocolate or dark chocolate for either or both of the other chocolates.
Can I use a different type of nut butter?
Yes, either almond butter or cashew butter would work well in this recipe if you are dealing with a peanut allergy. If you need to avoid tree nuts altogether, try using Sunbutter (which is made from sunflower seeds).
Homemade peanut butter cups are a great Easter treat alternative to store-bought candy. The Easter bunny will be dropping some off in my kids’ Easter baskets for sure this year. 🙂
I hope you love this recipe as much as my family does! You want one, don’t you?
More Delicious Candy Recipes To Try:
- Healthy Dairy-Free Paleo Buckeyes
- Easy Rolo Bites
- Easy Chocolate Peppermint Keto Fat Bombs
- Homemade Paleo Mint Dark Chocolate
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
With a smooth creamy peanut butter filling surrounded by peanut-butter flavored chocolate, these easy, no-bake Homemade Peanut Butter Cups are a treat for any peanut butter/chocolate lover.
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 18 1x
- Mix 1/2 cup of peanut butter, almost melted butter, confectioners’ sugar, and salt in one bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, microwave both the semisweet and milk chocolate chips, along with the remaining peanut butter until melted and smooth. Start at 1 minute and stir, then heat at 20-30 second intervals stirring each time, until melted and smooth.
- Layer a small amount of chocolate into the bottom of the paper-lined muffin cups. (You can use either mini or regular size or both.) For mini muffin cups, use about a teaspoon of chocolate. For regular muffin cups, it will be closer to a tablespoon.
- Next, spoon a small teaspoon or tablespoon (for large) of the peanut butter filling into the center of each muffin cup.
- Lastly, layer more chocolate on top until the peanut butter filling is completely covered.
- Chill for at least 1 hour until firm. Enjoy!
- Store in a cool place.
*If it’s warm out, store the peanut butter cups in the refrigerator so they don’t melt.