There’s nothing quite like making your very own homemade peanut butter cups. Chocolate and peanut butter go so well together and with this delicious recipe, you can be the star of your next get together, pot luck, party or just enjoy them with your family. In fact, this recipe is so easy to make, the family can join right in!
The very basic ingredients for homemade peanut butter cups are of course – chocolate and peanut butter. But there’s a few things you’ll do that make them the amazing, delectable treats that you’ll love. This recipe uses a mixture of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips, natural peanut butter, and some Rice Krispies. Natural peanut butter has more texture than most regular creamy peanut butters and the Rice Krispies, added in just the right amount, gives the mixture a nice airy crunch that is perfect.
We’re going to use mini-candy cups (also known as baking cups), which actually makes our homemade peanut butter cups bigger than the commercial brands. They’re easy to use and are the perfect serving size.
After you making this recipe you’ll want to store the peanut butter cups in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- 1½ cups milk chocolate chips
- 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¾ cups creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup Rice Krispies (coarsely crushed)
- 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- Mix together peanut butter, sifted powdered sugar and butter in a bowl. Mix well with a wooden spoon until it's all nicely blended. Lightly crush a ½ cup of Rice Krispies. You don't want them do be powder, just broken. Mix into peanut butter mixture. Set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips in microwave. Best method is 30 seconds, mix, another 30 seconds, mix, repeat as necessary until all the chocolate is nicely melted.
- Place candy cup liners into a mini-muffin tin (12 up). Pour 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate into each cup. Once complete, tap the tin on the counter a few times to settle the chocolate.
- Using a pastry bag, add a teaspoon of peanut butter mixture to the center of each cup. The chocolate does not need to me hardened to add the peanut butter. Lightly press down any peanut butter as necessary.
- Cover peanut butter with 1 more teaspoon of melted chocolate. Once again tap the tin lightly on the counter to settle the chocolate.
- Place in refrigerator for 45 minutes to allow chocolate to harden.
- You're done! Enjoy!