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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these homemade peanut butter cups with colored sprinkles to coordinate with the holiday we're celebrating. People can't believe how simple it is to make this irresistible candy with gooey peanut butter centers. This is how to make homemade peanut butter cups. —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), coarsely chopped
  • Colored sprinkles, optional

Directions

  • Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, butter and salt until smooth.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips, candy bars and remaining peanut butter; stir until smooth.
  • Drop teaspoons of chocolate mixture into paper-lined mini muffin cups. Drop a scant teaspoon of peanut butter mixture into each cup; top with another teaspoon of chocolate mixture. If desired, decorate with sprinkles. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Tips

What's the best chocolate to use?

The best chocolate for you will be your favorite, of course! Ours is 365 Everyday Value from Whole Foods..

What's the best peanut butter to use?

Creamy peanut butter mixes best with the other ingredients. Use your favorite brand or make your own homemade peanut butter.

How do I store homemade peanut butter cups?

Since they'll get too soft after more than a day at room temperature, store them in the fridge for a month or in the freezer for up to three months (if they last that long!).
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 123 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.