Peanut Butter Cup Recipe

Peanut Butter Cup Recipe

Gather the kids and make a perennial favorite: peanut butter cups!

By: Jackie Bruchez

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Serving size: 12
Cost: $
Difficulty: Very easy

2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons shortening
24 sturdy, foil mini-cupcake liners


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  1. In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, salt, vanilla and confectioner’s sugar until well combined. Set aside
  2. Melt chocolate and shortening in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. Return bowl to microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir
  3. Pour chocolate into each liner about 1/3 full and allow it to cool for 2 minutes
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of peanut butter filling to the middle of each cup and fill the rest of the cup with the remaining chocolate
  5. Refrigerate the peanut butter cups for 1 hour before serving

Jackie Bruchez is a wife and mother of three living in Solana Beach, Calif. She is the author of the food blog The Seaside Baker, which focuses on delicious baked desserts and the occasional savory dish. She loves to travel and is currently working on a cookbook featuring West Coast farmers and cuisine.

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I cannot wait to try out this recipe. Im addicted to Reeses peanut butter cups!

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What's empowering is the ability to make them as sweet as we like... Use our own choice of peanut butter,.., I might even switch it out for dark chocolate mix with Almond Butter!!! I LOOOoove Reese's,.., and I am grateful for this recipe. Be empowered!

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They couldn't be any near as good as the original Resses made with Hershey chocolate

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I finally found the recipe I grew up on, watching mom and grandma made

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