Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Peanut Butter Cups

Allison Beck

As a chocolate candy lover, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are my ultimate nostalgic treat. Although making chocolate peanut butter cups at home may seem tricky, in reality they could not be simpler to prepare. Once you've mastered making the chocolate cups, try experimenting with different fillings. S'mores and peanut butter and jelly cups are delicious alternatives. 


Boil two cups of water in a medium sized bowl (or the bottom of a double boiler if you’re using one). Meanwhile, set 18-20 cupcake liners out onto a cookie sheet and set aside. Once the water starts to boil, place a small pan on top (or the top of a double boiler) and begin to melt the chocolate chips, reserving half of the chips for later. Using the back of a teaspoon, spread melted chocolate evenly among the cupcake liners. Make sure that all edges and sides of the liners are coated. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.

While the chocolate cups are setting in the freezer, prepare the peanut butter filling. In a small bowl, whip together the peanut butter, sugar, and milk and set aside. Using the same method as before, melt the remaining chocolate chips. Meanwhile, remove the cups from the freezer and fill each half-way with the peanut butter filling. Cap each cup completely with a layer of melted chocolate. Freeze the cups for at least 15 minutes to set.


Calories per serving:

436 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Kidney Friendly, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 27g 41%
  • Carbs 44g 15%
  • Saturated 10g 48%
  • Fiber 3g 11%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 37g
  • Monounsaturated 8g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 9g 19%
  • Cholesterol 7mg 2%
  • Sodium 35mg 1%
  • Calcium 67mg 7%
  • Magnesium 54mg 14%
  • Potassium 183mg 5%
  • Iron 1mg 6%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 110mg 16%
  • Vitamin A 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 3%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 4%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 21%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 7%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 28µg 7%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 15%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
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