This delicious homemade peanut butter cups recipe is made with dark chocolate and it could not be easier! With just 3 ingredients, you probably have everything you need to make this recipe right now!
An easy peanut butter cup recipe that can be customized with your favorite nut or seed butter as well!
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
Peanut butter cups are a bit of a weakness for me, I'll admit. So in an effort to at least eat "good versions of bad things" I started making my own homemade peanut butter cups.
I'm so glad I did! These things come together so quickly and are about a thousand times better than the store bought versions. Plus, you have the added benefit of knowing exactly what you're eating.
I generally make these 2-3 times a year - each one is a time when other people are traditionally buying Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Such as, Halloween and Easter.
And then I also make them sometimes just because, ha! They are so simple and delicious that sometimes I just wake up and decide to make a batch!
If you want to make these for gifts for your kids, you can wrap each piece in a little bit of wax paper (twist the ends like you would for a homemade caramel) or you can wrap them in candy foil like you would for these homemade chocolate kisses!
No matter why you choose to make them or how you choose to store them, these homemade peanut butter cups are SO much better than store bought!
Now I can add this peanut butter cups recipe to my other copycat recipes:
If you want to make almond butter cups or sunflower seed butter instead, you can substitute either at a 1:1 ratio for the peanut butter.
And really, any nut or seed butter would work, so be creative!
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups FAQ
How long will homemade peanut butter cups last?
Stored at room temperature, these peanut butter cups will last about 2-3 months. Make sure you store them in an air tight container with a moisture absorbent material such as a silica packet.
If you want to store them in the fridge they will last indefinitely.
How do you store homemade peanut butter cups?
You can store them in the fridge, the freezer, or at room temperature! Make sure you store them in an air tight container regardless of where you are storing them, and make sure to include a silica packet to remove the moisture from the container and keep the candies fresh!
The way you store the peanut butter cups will affect how long they last - see the above answer for more information.
Can I use milk chocolate?
Absolutely! You can even use this honey sweetened chocolate instead, if you want a low carb organic chocolate option!
Can I use any peanut butter?
Yes! I recommend one without any added sugar though, as you may end up with a finished filling that is too sweet.
Can I use almond butter instead?
Of course! Any nut or seed flour can be used instead!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Melt chocolate on low over a double boiler.
- Add melted chocolate to mold cavities, lifting the chocolate up the sides with a spoon to form a shell.
- Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes, or until firm.
- Mix peanut butter and powdered sugar with hands until well combined.
- Add a small ball of peanut butter mixture to each shell and press gently to fill space.
- Add additional melted chocolate on top of peanut butter to form a solid top.
- Place mold back in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes, or until firm.
- Once candies are firm, remove them from the fridge and quickly pop them out of the mold by loosening the sides gently, and gently pressing on the mold bottom until the candy pops out.
- Store at room temperature if desired, or in the fridge/freezer if you like them cold!