Make Your Own Peanut Butter Cups

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, October 19, 2011

peanut butter cups
There’s nothing wrong with a little trick-or-treating but some Halloween goodies can be downright spooky! Why not make a few of the classics on your own, and eliminate some of the preservatives found in store-bough treats? Here’s a recipe for one of our favorites: peanut butter cups.

peanut butter cups
Chocolate Peanut Butter Goodness
Store-bought candies come with preservatives, emulsifiers and highly processed sweeteners. These 3-ingredient confections have none of the junk and couldn’t be more simple and delicious; just try to save some for the kiddies!

Peanut Butter Cups
These cups are generously-sized – each is made with 1 ounce of chocolate. You can make them half-sized to cut back on calories.

Makes 12 pieces (6 dark chocolate and 6 milk chocolate)

6 ounces dark chocolate, broken into pieces
6 ounces milk chocolate, broken into pieces
6 teaspoons peanut butter

Coarse sea salt (optional)

Equipment: Mini cupcake pan and paper liners

Place liners in pan and set aside. Place milk and dark chocolate in separate glass containers. To melt, microwave on high in 30-second increments, stirring frequently until melted. Fill each paper liner one-third of the way with melted chocolate. Add a half teaspoon of peanut butter on each piece and top with remaining chocolate. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt if desired.

Place in the refrigerator until chocolate sets completely – about 45 minutes. Wrap peanut butter cups in cellophane bags or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Info Per Piece
Calories: 159
Total Fat: 10 grams
Saturated Fat: 6 grams
Total Carbohydrate: 17 grams
Sugars: 15 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Sodium: 24 milligrams
Cholesterol: 5 milligrams
Fiber: 1 gram

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Comments (731)

  1. Anne says:

    I have done this with semi sweet chocolate chips melted…
    for this, what kind of dark chocolate? Baking? 75% chocolate bar? does it matter?
    Also, If you don't want to go to the trouble, I buy fresh ground almond butter at most whole food type stores and 65 to 75% chocolate bars from Aldi (European chocolate) and just dunk…yum 2 healthy inexpedience in one yummy snack.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Anne, this would probably work with any kind of chocolate you would eat straight out of the package.

  3. SusieBeeonMaui says:

    I made some almond butter cups for Easter this year-big hit. Super easy and with a special kick from raspberry jalapeno jam. http://eatlittleeatbig.blogspot.com/2011/04/recip

  4. carole says:

    I made these this weekend, so good and way better than reeses!

  5. teresa says:

    um im self conciouse about my weight

  6. Made these this weekend. Super easy and super-delicious. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

  7. Wendy says:

    You can make homemade peanut-butter cups using a softened peanut butter Perfect Foods Bar! They are gluten-free, whole food bars that are amazingly delicious….plus, I feel less guilty for devouring the whole thing :)

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    • allan says:

      ya know something, I know Aussies. They don't talk the way you do in your 50 week old comment.
      you are either deceptive, or trying to fool us. nasty. especially when you're talking about peanut butter and chocolate. strange.

  9. FakingItandMakingIt says:

    These look so simple to make. Now I just need to wait for a craving to strike!

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