Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (Recipe)


Chocolate candies that are actually easy! Try out these homemade chocolate peanut butter cups — just in time for Halloween.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


  • 1 Cup creamy unsalted peanut butter
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 Cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 32 Ounces high-quality milk or dark chocolate, roughly chopped

Special Equipment:

  • Mini cupcake wrappers
  • Heat-proof measuring cup
  • Parchment

1. In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, powdered sugar and salt.
2. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate until smooth. Transfer melted chocolate to heat-proof measuring cup.
3. Place cupcake wrappers on baking sheet. Carefully pour chocolate into each wrapper, fully covering the bottom, about 1/8″ inch. Flatten out the chocolate by gently lifting and dropping the baking sheet on the counter. Transfer to the refrigerator to cool chocolate for about 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, lay out a sheet of parchment paper on the counter. Shape the peanut butter mixture into discs, transferring each disc to parchment. Remove cooling chocolate from the fridge. Carefully place a peanut butter disc in each wrapper.
5. Pour remaining chocolate over each peanut butter cup until just covered. If the chocolate isn’t warm enough to pour, gently reheat on the stove. Gently lift and drop tray again. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Let sit on the counter for 5 minutes to bring to room temperature.

Recipe Credit: Food52.

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Connie O.
Connie O3 years ago

Now we're talking!

Denise Morley
Denise M3 years ago

I've made something similar with less sugar and a slightly different method. I rather like the way Kath P does her version. @ Janice T, I can attest using almond butter is divine and I imagine cashew butter would work well too. I think I'd like to try it with the homemade chocolate recipe that was posted earlier this week! Thanks for sharing :)

Lauren Weinstock
Lauren Weinstock3 years ago

Yum. Sent this to my son, the baker.

Irina Brenner
Irina Brenner3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Karen Chestney
Karen Chestney3 years ago

thanks...saved this page so I can make this.

Marie W.
Marie W3 years ago


Rachael Clark
Rachael Clark3 years ago


Lynn C.
Lynn C3 years ago


Susan Allen
SusanAWAY Allen3 years ago

Sounds like a great recipe to try. Chocolate and peanut butter is a hard combination to beat ~

Dale O.

Chocolate and peanut butter, a delightful combination of delicious flavours. Yes, Janice T, I imagine that different types of nuts are also delicious combined with chocolate.