Easy Peanut Butter Cups #Recipes

MMMMMM, Chocolate and Peanut Butter!

Doesn’t Get Much Better Than That

I am a HUGE fan of anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter. Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE peanut butter! Add chocolate and I am one happy girl! These homemade Peanut Butter Cups are better than Reece’s Cups! Try them and you will agree.

Peanut Butter Cups

With 6 simple ingredients, whip up these yummy Peanut Butter Cups in no time!

Peanut Butter Cups

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 16 ounces confectioners sugar (1lb)
  • 1 1/2 cups Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-2 TBSP shortening

In a mixing bowl, combine melted butter, confectioners sugar, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well. Cover the bowl and pop it in the fridge for about an hour or until it becomes firm.

Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

I use a scooper from Pampered Chef to roll my dough into what looks like a cup. You can just roll them into balls in your hands if you do not have a scooper.

Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

Depending on how long you have them out before you are ready to dip them, you may want to stick them in the fridge or even the freezer for a few minutes to firm them up again while you melt the chocolate.

Peanut Butter Cups

I do not own a double boiler so I just stick the chocolate chips in a glass bowl along with some Crisco. Stir every 30 seconds until melted to a thin consistency.

Peanut Butter Cups

Take a spoon and drop the cups into the chocolate, roll in chocolate to cover completely. Place chocolate covered cup on wax paper or even just a cookie sheet if you do not have wax paper.

I typically stick them back in the fridge or freezer to harden the chocolate. You can just leave them out and they will eventually harden but if you need them to harden sooner, throw them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes.

Peanut Butter Cups

My mouth is watering thinking about these Peanut Butter Cups! They are to die for!!! Let me know how delicious they are.

10 thoughts on “Easy Peanut Butter Cups #Recipes

  1. Yummy!! I can’t believe that I have never thought about making peanut butter cups homemade before, they look absolutely delicious and really easy! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  2. These look so amazing! I love peanut butter and chocolate so much! I will definitely have to make these. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  3. I will be making some for the up coming holiday season, my hubby loves these and I like your recipe you have here.

  4. I made this recipe for the holidays and it was a big hit. Ca’n’t beat the chocolate and peanut butter combo.

  5. I have tried to make these in the past. it was a disaster. this recipe looks like I could do this one. I will give it a try.

  6. These look amazing! We will definitely be trying this recipe during summer break!

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