Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Homemade peanut butter cups

My mom, sister and I got together last weekend to make an old childhood favorite, chocolate peanut butter cups.  When my sister, brothers and I were little my mom would always draw a heart in a newly opened jar of peanut butter.  Because she always did this, growing up I believe peanut butter came with a heart drawn in it's smooth top.  My mom is really awesome, she has a way of making everyday things like opening a jar of peanut butter special. 

Chocolate peanut butter cups


1 package chocolate almond bark
1 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature
 2 2/3 cups confectioner's sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter


In a bowl, combine the peanut butter and butter.  Gradually add in the confectioner's sugar and stir to fully incorporate.

Melt the entire package of chocolate almond bark over a double boiler, over low heat, stirring frequently.  

Line mini muffin cups on a baking sheet or in a mini muffin tin.  Drop melted chocolate into the bottom of the muffin cup to cover the bottom.  Add a teaspoon of peanut butter mixture (rolled into a ball then flattened a bit) into the cup and cover with chocolate. 

Refrigerate for at least an hour.

These are easy, fast and way more delicious than the store-bought version. They would be a perfect edible gift, just wrap a few in a cellophane bag and tie with a label and ribbon.


  1. Yum these are so good! Drew brought some to work and everybody loved them!


  2. OMG are you serious! Those look UHmazing, yum yum yum!!!!!! Those would make such a great little gift to, hmmmm : )


  3. I didn't realize how easy these were! I think we're on the same wave length because we're making (or talking about making) the same things! Love it.

  4. These look so good - peanut butter cups are my absolute favorite! I will definitely try these, probably this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Yummy! No other words needed!


  6. I have always made these into little balls. But I love this idea so much more! Thanks for sharing!
    Also- your Mom sounds like a great woman!
    Have a pretty day!

  7. Definitely making these - thanks so much! xxoo :)

  8. i tried these out and they turned out great! so yummy! i also made some white chocolate ones. thanks for the recipe :)


  9. Wow these are so easy to make! I thought they would be more complicated. Boy was I wrong! Thank you so much! :)