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DIY Peanut Butter Cups
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 20
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DIY Peanut Butter Cups

Making these at home means you know exactly what's in them – and endless possibilities for customizing with your favorite nut butter or chocolate.

Ingredients

1/2
cup creamy natural peanut butter
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
cups chocolate chips (milk chocolate for classic flavor, or dark)

Directions

  • 1 Line mini muffin tin with mini cupcake wrappers.
  • 2 Melt peanut butter in the microwave in 30 second bursts until it’s melted, then sift in powdered sugar. Stir until mixture comes together and it’s smooth and the consistency of Play-Doh.
  • 3 Use a teaspoon to measure out filling onto a plate, then roll into balls once it’s all measured out. Put in fridge while you melt chocolate.
  • 4 Melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring after each burst, until smooth.
  • 5 Place one teaspoon of melted chocolate in 20 wrappers.
  • 6 Top each one with a peanut butter ball.
  • 7 Top off each cup with two teaspoons of chocolate.
  • 8 Chill in fridge for 20-30 minutes to harden.
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It's peanut butter month, and you know what that means. Peanut butter cups!

As prepared by Wit and Vinegar,

Peanut butter cups are an incredibly easy treat to make at home. Don't buy ... DIY! 

Peanut butter cups have always been my favorite candy. Any holiday that involves candy has me digging through the others and picking them out. As I’ve gotten older and started looking at ingredients, I’ve realized that there are way more things in my favorite candy than I would like. Making them at home means I know what goes in them – and endless possibilities for customizing with my favorite nut butter or chocolate.

March just happens to be peanut butter lover’s month, so you can probably eat a whole batch of these to celebrate!


DIY Peanut Butter Cups

First up, INGREDIENTS with just a few things. Three, to be exact: Chocolate, peanut butter, powdered sugar. Boom, done. You can see I’ve got a couple different chocolates there, just some milk and dark. My man and I have different tastes in the chocolate. THE POWER OF DIY PEANUT BUTTER CUPS: Everyone’s happy.


DIY Peanut Butter Cups

Step 1 is to melt that peanut butter in a large bowl in the microwave in 30-second bursts. Mine took a couple of those.


DIY Peanut Butter Cups

After it’s all melted we sift (very important) powdered sugar into the peanut butter.


DIY Peanut Butter Cups

Then we mix and it turns into a Play-Doh consistency. It’s like magic.


DIY Peanut Butter Cups

After it’s mixed together we use a teaspoon to measure out the amount each cup will have. Don't worry about having odd shapes.


DIY Peanut Butter Cups

Once it’s all measured out we roll each piece into a ball. This is sort of therapeutic, and they taste fabulous so you can snack on a couple. After they’re all rolled we toss them in the fridge.

Now we melt the chocolate! More 30-second bursts in the microwave, stirring after each time until you have silky smooth goodness. It took three bursts for me.


DIY Peanut Butter Cups

ASSEMBLY TIME. Line a mini muffin tin with candy papers, I found mine at a craft store in the candy section. Make sure your teaspoon is clean!

This recipe should give you about 20 peanut butter cups (ignore the mass of peanut butter balls in the other picture) so don’t make more than that or you’ll run out of chocolate for the topping! Place one teaspoon melted chocolate in the bottom of each liner.


DIY Peanut Butter Cups

Once all of them have a teaspoon of chocolate, carefully place one of the peanut butter balls on top of each one.


DIY Peanut Butter Cups

Now we top with two more teaspoons of melted chocolate and pop them in the fridge to harden.


DIY Peanut Butter Cups

If you don’t want that little bump on top, just flatten each ball before you put it in the cup (I don’t mind it).


DIY Peanut Butter Cups

These are so good and so easy to make you'll never need to buy store-bought peanut butter cups again!

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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
162.5
Daily Value
Total Fat
8.5g
13%
(
Saturated Fat
3.9g
20%
)
Cholesterol
3.4mg
1%
Sodium
16.4mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
19.7g
7%
(
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
,
Sugars
17.6g
)
Protein
2.5g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0.20%
0%
Calcium
2.90%
3%
Iron
2.20%
2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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