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Peanut Butter Cups

chocolate peanut butter cups

Believe it or not, it wasn’t until I was nearly 20 years old before deciding to give peanut butter a taste test. It all started with a Reese’s Cup.

Everyone always raved about how good these cups were, but I just couldn’t get myself to eat them. Buttery, spreadable peanuts were not my kind of a snack. If I was going to spread anything on a piece of bread, it was going to be Nutella or Eurokrem (hazelnuts and milk spread), not peanuts.

Until that one day at Speedway.

chocolate peanut butter cups

I was waiting to pay for the gas I had just pumped and these candy bars were all just staring at me…errr I was staring at them. I eliminated every candy bar that had  peanuts in it. I then changed my mind. I wanted to be daring! I put all the peanut candy bars back in play and I got rid of the favorites. After some deliberation, I made a choice – Reese’s and I were going to get to know each other, and like it.

Like it? I loved it! I ate up both cups while driving, and then I pulled over at another gas station to buy some more!

Soon enough I learned that I could make my own at home, but would they taste the same?

chocolate peanut butter cups

After very many trials and errors, in my opinion, Miss Martha’s recipe for Peanut Butter Cups is pretty darn close to it, if not better. This recipe contains white chocolate, as well as semi-sweet chocolate, and peanut butter, of course.

Recipe featured on Foodbeast 

Peanut Butter Cups
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Peanut Butter Cups

Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 mini cups
Calories: 142 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces white chocolate , chopped
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter ( my favorite to use is Natural Peanut Butter by Smucker’s)
  • 12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate , chopped (I like to use dark chocolate)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts , chopped
Instructions
  1. Line two 12-cup mini muffin pans with paper liners; set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine white chocolate and peanut butter. Microwave, until almost melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  3. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Meanwhile, place semisweet chocolate in another microwave-safe bowl.
  5. Microwave, stirring once or twice, until almost melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Dividing evenly, use a spoon to layer semisweet chocolate and peanut butter mixture into liners, beginning and ending with chocolate; sprinkle with peanuts.
  7. Place muffin pans in freezer until peanut butter cups are firm, about 15 minutes.
  8. Bring to room temperature before serving.
Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 6

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 5.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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45 Responses
  1. Mwahaha, you have come over to the dark side! Peanut butter cups are awesome! I have to convince myself not to make them at home as that will for sure be the end of me. Although I guess death by peanut butter and chocolate isn’t exactly a bad thing…

  2. I don’t know how you survived without a peanut butter cup till you were 20! Although I wish I still haven’t discovered them, because they are my ultimate snack! Whats funny is that I still have yet to make my own! I love the addition of crumbled peanuts on yours, great idea!

  3. How did I miss this post??? I love peanut butter cups and have two or three different recipes, but I need to try yours 🙂 they look delicious.

    And I didn’t like peanut butter till I was 23 and pregnant LOL

  4. I have a very good recipe for peanut butter cup bars that is so simple, and they taste just like Reese’s too. I will share it with you if you’d like to try them. I got the recipe from my 6th grade teacher and have been making them since; they are always a hit!

  5. I was not the same after my first Reese’s either. Back in the eighties, I was one of those kids E.T. suckered into buying Reese’s Pieces, which I loved and still buy sometimes to this day. The Pieces inevitably led to the PB cups. Your cups look wonderful, especially that broad buttery stripe. Awesome post, Kate!

  6. Oh Kate, bu uu uu zzzzzdddd! These look fabulous. So thick and chocolately and peanut buttery! I havn’t tried to make these yet but they are on my list and I will be following your recipe now that I have seen those gorgeous picks. We both have peanut butter on the brain, I will be posting a frozen chocolate peanut butter pie later this week 😉 Thanks for sharing. Great job as always!

  7. Peanut butter cups were always my favorite candy as a child! These are beautiful, and they look delicious! I love the addition of the crunchy peanuts on top!

  8. i saw your recipe on FoodBeast, so I had to leave a comment here, too. We eat a lot of Smucker’s Natural peanut butter, chunky Style, so I’ll have to try them in peanut butter cups.

  9. I have seen recipes for homemade PB cups a couple of time and I keep saying I’m going to make them. I LOVE PB cups. Frankly they (and butterfingers) are the only candy that I eat. When I ski I always tuck a few into my pockets for quick energy and at Halloween I always sneak a few from the kids bags . I’m off to check the recipe!! Love Foodbeast!!

  10. Sandra

    I tell ya that Speedway will get you everytime! Love the layered look, and despite all the sweets I’ve had over the last couple of days I would love one of these.

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