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Easy Peanut Butter Cups

To store, place in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

  • yield: Makes 24

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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Line two 12-cup mini muffin pans with paper liners; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine white chocolate and peanut butter. Microwave, until almost melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Set aside to cool slightly.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, place semisweet chocolate in another microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, stirring once or twice, until almost melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Dividing evenly, use a spoon to layer semisweet chocolate and peanut-butter mixture into liners, beginning and ending with chocolate; sprinkle with peanuts. Place muffin pans in freezer until peanut butter cups are firm, about 15 minutes. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Source
Everyday Food, March 2008

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Reviews (14)

  • 8 Apr, 2014

    Made these last night and it was so easy. I used paper cups to make it easier on clean up and guests. I'm serving these for an early Easter. I would mention that I think there should be an addition to the recipe. After the first 2 layers, it is so much easier to add that last layer if you freeze the first 2 layers first. It doesn't take long and that firms them up and then it is easy to add that last layer. BTW, it makes lots of peanut butter filling so can be generous with that layer.

  • 23 Dec, 2010

    I've made these several times now and they are always a hit! I melt 16 oz of the semisweet though because I always run out! The texture is perfect, and the taste is great. I don't add the nuts on top though.

  • 24 Nov, 2009

    super easy and really tasty

  • 25 Feb, 2009

    Can I use Hershey's morsels for these instead of chopped chocolate. Seems much easier?

  • 17 Jan, 2009

    I would recommend using milk chocolate for these, not many people in my family like semisweet, and so I still have many left from Christmas. They were okay though.

  • 30 Dec, 2008

    Try using white chocolate instead. Very good

  • 21 Dec, 2008

    These are absolutley delicious...I will be making these little treats often!! Thank you!

  • 26 Sep, 2008

    These are SUPER easy and delicious, the only thing I recommend it doing 12 oz of the semisweet chocolate because I ran out...but it might have been because I wasn't sure of the ratio. Otherwise, great recipe!

  • 27 Aug, 2008

    I have made these numerous times and have been a big hit with friends and family. The only thing I do different is I melt the chocolate and peanut butter in a double boiler instead of a microwave, just my preference. Otherwise, 10/10 on this recipe. Well done!

  • 1 Jul, 2008

    These were super easy to make, and incredibly delicious! I suggest using the best chocolate. I made mine in a mini muffin pan and used foil liners and it worked well. Very yummy!

  • 18 Apr, 2008

    I made a double batch of these. They are easy and everyone loves them. Great for kids lunches and an after school treat! I agree with the comment below--freeze them a few minutes before adding the top layer of chocolate--it is easier and faster that way. Enjoy!!

  • 24 Mar, 2008

    Delicious and very easy - and people are so impressed by them!

    It helps to freeze these before adding the top layer of chocolate - then the peanut butter is solid and won't swirl up with the chocolate you are adding (unless you like the swirly top, which is pretty).

    Milk chocolate instead of or in combination with semisweet chocolate is also good, for a lighter chocolate flavor.

  • 14 Feb, 2008

    These were super duper easy, but can get a little messy when putting together. My only complaint is that the peanut butter didn't quite set up enough, therefore oozing out a little bit when taking a bite. Adding extra peanuts to the center/filling was an added bonus of texture

  • 14 Feb, 2008

    These were super duper easy, but can get a little messy when putting together. My only complaint is that the peanut butter didn't quite set up enough, therefore oozing out a little bit when taking a bite. Adding extra peanuts to the center/filling was an added bonus of texture