Pistachio Buttercups

Pistachio Buttercups
Pistachio Buttercups

Justine Dungo

Pistachio Buttercups

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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 14g 21%
  • Carbs 16g 5%
  • Saturated 9g 43%
  • Fiber 1g 4%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 14g
  • Monounsaturated 4g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 1g 2%
  • Cholesterol 23mg 8%
  • Sodium 3mg 0%
  • Calcium 8mg 1%
  • Magnesium 21mg 5%
  • Potassium 67mg 2%
  • Iron 1mg 3%
  • Zinc 0mg 2%
  • Phosphorus 26mg 4%
  • Vitamin A 73µg 8%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 1%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 1%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 0%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 2%
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