Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade peanut butter cups are surprisingly easy to make.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups© iStockphoto/Thinkstock

Homemade peanut butter cups are surprisingly easy to make. For more on how to make candy, and other delicious homemade candy recipes, click here.

IngredientsNumber of servings: Makes 12

  • 1 milk or dark chocolate candy bar (7 ounces), broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

    How to make it  

  • 1

    Line the cups in a miniature muffin pan with paper or foil baking cups.

  • 2

    In a heavy saucepan over low heat or in a microwave-safe bowl following the manufacturers directions, combine the chocolate, butter, and shortening. Stir until the mixture is smooth.

  • 3

    In a second heavy saucepan over low heat or in a microwave-safe bowl following the manufacturers directions, heat the peanut butter until it has melted.

  • 4

    Pour 1 tablespoon of the chocolate into each of the prepared cups. Drop 1 tablespoon of peanut butter onto the chocolate in each cup. Pour the remaining chocolate, divided equally, into the cups, covering the peanut butter.

  • 5

    Place the muffin pan in the refrigerator until the cups are set, about 30 minutes. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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