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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

The ultimate harmony of creamy peanut butter encased in rich, velvety chocolate. This Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups promise a melt-in-your-mouth experience, delivering a tantalising blend of sweetness and nuttiness in every bite. Get ready to elevate your dessert game to a new level of irresistible delight.

Total Time
60 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 12 Servings

  • For the Chocolate Coating:
    200g dark chocolate, chopped
    30g unsalted butter
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    For the Peanut Butter Filling:
    150g smooth peanut butter
    50g powdered sugar
    30g unsalted butter, softened
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    30 min

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  1. 1. Prepare the Peanut Butter Filling:

    • In a bowl, combine the smooth peanut butter, powdered sugar, softened unsalted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth and well incorporated. Set aside.

    2. Melt the Chocolate:

    • In a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water (double boiler), melt the dark chocolate and unsalted butter, stirring until smooth. Alternatively, melt in the microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring in between. Stir in the salt.

    3. Line the Molds:

    • Line a mini muffin tin with paper or silicone liners. If you don’t have a mini muffin tin, you can also use small silicone molds or simply line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    4. Layer the Chocolate and Peanut Butter:

    • Spoon a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each cup, spreading it up the sides slightly. Tap the muffin tin gently on the counter to level the chocolate. Place the tin in the freezer for about 10 minutes to set the chocolate.
    • Once the chocolate has set, place a small amount of peanut butter filling on top of the chocolate layer in each cup, leaving space around the edges.
    • Cover the peanut butter filling with another layer of melted chocolate, ensuring it covers the peanut butter completely and reaches the edges of the cup.

    5. Chill and Set:

    • Place the muffin tin back in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes or until the chocolate is completely set.

    6. Serve and Enjoy:

    • Once set, remove the peanut butter cups from the muffin tin. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy your homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

    These delightful treats are perfect for satisfying your chocolate and peanut butter cravings in one delicious bite!

    Pro Tips
    • Quality Chocolate: Opt for high-quality dark chocolate for a sophisticated taste.
    • Even Layers: Use a spoon to create uniform chocolate layers for a polished finish.
    • Peanut Butter Filling: Adjust sweetness by adding powdered sugar gradually to suit your taste.
    • Chilling Technique: Place the cups in the freezer briefly for quick setting without compromising texture.
    • Variation: Experiment with different nut butters like almond or cashew for unique flavors.


Approximately 120 calories per serving (standard cup size). Savor the indulgence guilt-free

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