Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

This easy homemade peanut butter cups recipe makes smooth and dreamy homemade peanut butter cups that will have you craving more! Find this recipe and 25 of the best easy Christmas candy recipes here!

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2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate candy wafers or almond bark


  1. Cream the butter.
  2. Add the peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.
  3. Place the chocolate in a microwave safe dish and melt.
  4. Microwave until melted, stirring frequently.
  5. Pour a small amount of melted chocolate in the bottom of paper holders.
  6. Place the filling inside.
  7. Pour more chocolate on top until the filling is covered.
  8. Let the chocolate harden before serving. Makes 2 dozen.


Easy Variation: Peanut Butter Balls

  1. Shape peanut butter into small 1 1/2 inch balls.
  2. Dip the peanut butter balls into chocolate and place them on wax paper to harden.

Another Fun Variation: Giant Peanut Butter Cup!

If you are having a hard time finding a gift for that teenage boy or a certain man in your life, make one of these homemade peanut butter cups in a pie pan and give him a giant one as his gift.

Instead of making them in small paper holders:

  1. line a pie pan with foil, plastic wrap or wax paper.
  2. Then spread half of the melted chocolate over the bottom of the pie pan.
  3. Freeze in the freezer for 3-5 minutes until the chocolate is partially set up.
  4. Spread the peanut butter filling over the chocolate.
  5. If necessary, re-melt the remaining chocolate as above, stirring frequently.
  6. Pour the remaining melted chocolate over the peanut butter filling and spread evenly over the top.
  7. Freeze for one minute or a little longer to make the chocolate set.

Once it is firm, you can remove it from the foil, plastic or wax paper. Then wrap in foil or plastic wrap and decorate any way you like for a gift. I have frequently made these for hard to buy for guys, especially teenagers and they have all absolutely loved the giant peanut butter cup!