Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Making your own peanut butter cups is easier than you might think! With just a few ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these delicious treats in no time.


  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs


1. In a 1-quart saucepan, combine the chocolate chips and shortening. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth (3 to 5 minutes).

2. Loosen the top paper cup from the stack, but leave it in the stack for greater stability while being coated. With a small paint brush, coat the inside of the top cup evenly with about 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate to about 1/8-inch thickness, bringing the coating almost to the top of the cup but not over edge. Repeat this process until 30 cups are coated; then refrigerate them.

3. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine butter or margarine and peanut butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until melted (4 to 6 minutes). Stir in confectioners’ sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Press about 1/2 tablespoon of filling into each chocolate cup.

4 Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of melted chocolate on top of filling; spread to cover completely . Freeze until firm (about 2 hours); then carefully peel off paper cups . Store refrigerated

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 480
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Saturated fat: 12 g
  • Cholesterol: 30 mg
  • Sodium: 210 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 61 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 47 g
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
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