The homemade version of this classic candy is considerably better than what you used to get in your trick-or-treat bucket.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine sugar, peanut butter, and butter in an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-low speed until combined. Transfer mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain tip, and set aside.

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  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water. Keep melted chocolate over hot water near work area. Use a small spoon or small paintbrush to coat insides of the paper candy cups with the melted chocolate, making sure to cover the bottom and sides well. Transfer cups to a rimmed baking sheet or muffin tins (which will keep the cups from sliding around). Transfer to freezer until set, about 10 minutes.

  • Remove cold chocolate cups from the freezer. Pipe peanut-butter filling into each cup until three-quarters full. Spoon melted chocolate into each cup to cover. Return to the freezer until set, 15 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Notes

The paper cups used to mold the chocolate shells are available at specialty baking stores and by mail order.

Reviews (13)

88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2019
It wasnt not what i expeted . it was all crubly
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2014
A little time consuming to make, but absolutely worth it. I'll be making these again. The peanut butter filling alone is amazing! Mine was too thick to pipe, so I rolled into balls. I used a paintbrush to spread the chocolate in the cups. Make sure the bottom has enough chocolate or it will melt too quickly when being removed from the papers.
Rating: Unrated
07/01/2008
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!
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Rating: Unrated
05/25/2008
i really like this recipe; the only trouble i had was removing the paper from the frozen peanut butter cups, when i did this the chocolate would start to melt really quickly on my fingers. other than that it was a simple recipe with just a few ingredients! i used crunchy peanut butter and found it easier to roll up the filling in little balls (like with cookie dough) and fill up the set cups instead of using a pastry bag.
Rating: Unrated
05/25/2008
i really like this recipe; the only trouble i had was removing the paper from the frozen peanut butter cups, when i did this the chocolate would start to melt really quickly on my fingers. i used crunchy peanut butter and found it easier to roll up the filling in little balls (like with cookie dough) and fill up the set cups instead of using a pastry bag.
Rating: Unrated
05/25/2008
i really like this recipe; the only trouble i had was removing the paper from the frozen peanut butter cups, when i did this the chocolate would start to melt really quickly on my fingers. other than that it was a simple recipe with just a few ingredients! i used crunchy peanut butter and found it easier to roll up the filling in little balls (like with cookie dough) and fill up the set cups instead of using a pastry bag.
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Rating: Unrated
05/25/2008
i really like this recipe; the only trouble i had was removing the paper from the frozen peanut butter cups, when i did this the chocolate would start to melt really quickly on my fingers. other than that it was a simple recipe with just a few ingredients! i used crunchy peanut butter and found it easier to roll up the filling in little balls (like with cookie dough) and fill up the set cups instead of using a pastry bag.
Rating: Unrated
05/25/2008
i really like this recipe; the only trouble i had was removing the paper from the frozen peanut butter cups, when i did this the chocolate would start to melt really quickly on my fingers. other than that it was a simple recipe with just a few ingredients! i used crunchy peanut butter and found it easier to roll up the filling in little balls (like with cookie dough) and fill up the set cups instead of using a pastry bag.
Rating: Unrated
03/19/2008
I love this recipe, I think it would be extra nice to add chopped nuts to the peanut butter mix, or maybe a whole nut centre and a larger choc mold.i look forward to trying it!
Rating: Unrated
03/19/2008
I love this recipe, I think it would be extra nice to add chopped nuts to the peanut butter mix, or maybe a whole nut centre and a larger choc mold.i look forward to trying it!
Rating: Unrated
02/23/2008
Delicious and decadent. Two of the best ingredients form a delicious marriage. Family and friends request these! Very easy and they look like I spent a lot of time on them.
Rating: Unrated
02/12/2008
These are so easy and gooood! Try them with crunchy peanut butter or with any other nut butter you like. Luscious!
Rating: Unrated
12/21/2007
thanks for thes lovly ricipe bcouse I LOVE choclet too matche