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February 15, 2019

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups


I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  They are my all-time favorite candy.  Those who know me best would give me Reese's for holidays and other special occasions, or even "just because" - that's how much I love Reese's!

The chocolate and peanut butter combo is simply one of the best combos there is, and I decided to try and make my own peanut butter cups.

It's super easy, and I absolutely loved the PB cups. I didn't have the time or patience to try and make the PB layer "pretty," but they still turned out delicious.


In my opinion, they taste more like the PB cups from Trader Joe's vs Reese's, but they are still really, really good.

Of course, the true test would be with my kids, especially my middle son, who loves Reese's almost as much as I do.

He gave it a thumbs up!

The best part - this recipe is no bake!

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients:
  • 1 c creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 1/2 c confectioners sugar
  • 4 t butter, softened
  • 2 c semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
  • Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, confectioners sugar, and butter until smooth.
  • Melt chocolate chips and remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter in microwave on high for 90 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  • Drop teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture into paper-lined miniature muffin cups. 
  • Drop a teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture into each cup.
  • Top with a teaspoonful of chocolate mixture. 
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

You can find the original recipe here on A Taste of Home.

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