Pistachio Buttercups

Pistachio Buttercups
Justine Dungo


  • 10 Ounces  Bittersweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 6 Ounces  Pistachio Butter
  • 2.5 Ounces  Confectioners Sugar
  • 16  Small candy cup liners

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by PrettyInPistachio

My dad’s absolute favorite candy is Reese's peanut butter cups so growing up it wasn’t uncommon to find a stash nestled in our refrigerator drawer. They quickly become one of my favorites as well. With my recent discovery of pistachio butter I decided, why restrict the peanut butter cup to just peanut butter? Alas, the pistachio buttercup was born.


Fill a medium sized pot with water, put on stove and simmer. Place a bowl with the chopped chocolate on top of the simmering water. The bowl should just be resting above the water and not touching it. Stir the chocolate until it completely melts.

Once the chocolate is completely melted. Spoon a dollop into one of the candy cups to fill the bottom. Using a clean paint brush, brush the chocolate onto the sides so that the entire inside of the candy cup is coated in chocolate. Repeat until all 16 candy cups are well coated. Put in refrigerator and let chill for 5 mins. Remove from refrigerator and repeat the chocolate process. Spoon a small dollop into the bottom of each candy cup and coat the sides creating a second layer of chocolate. Once all of the cups are coated, return to the refrigerator for another 5 minutes.

In the meantime, to make the pistachio filling, take 6 oz. of pistachio butter (recipe for pistachio butter can be found here), and fold in the 2.5 oz of confectioners sugar.

Remove the chocolate cups from the refrigerator and fill with the pistachio filling. Leave enough room on the top of each cup to coat with a final layer of chocolate.

Once all of the cups are filled with the pistachio filling, reheat the remaining chocolate (if necessary) and spoon onto the tops of the cups, filling to the rim of the candy liner. Return to refrigerator for at least 20 minutes in order to set. Enjoy!


Calories per serving:

179 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 223g 343%
  • Carbs 252g 84%
  • Saturated 138g 688%
  • Fiber 17g 67%
  • Trans 6g
  • Sugars 224g
  • Monounsaturated 64g
  • Polyunsaturated 8g
  • Protein 13g 27%
  • Cholesterol 366mg 122%
  • Sodium 51mg 2%
  • Calcium 132mg 13%
  • Magnesium 329mg 82%
  • Potassium 1,077mg 31%
  • Iron 9mg 50%
  • Zinc 5mg 32%
  • Phosphorus 415mg 59%
  • Vitamin A 1,163µg 129%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 11%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 19%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 5%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 42µg 10%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 5%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 23%
  • Vitamin K 28µg 35%
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