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Homemade Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

This homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups recipe will satisfy your peanut butter cravings in just minutes, and they taste just like the real thing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Refrigerate30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: candy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter cups
Servings: 18
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Erica Walker



  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar until well blended. Set aside.
    In a microwave-safe measuring cup, heat 6 Tbsp butter and peanut butter together in microwave for 15 second increments until melted. Stir until combined and pour over graham cracker mixture. Continue to stir until well combined. Set aside.
    Mixing the filling for the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
  • Melt half of the chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of butter in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for 15 second increments (stirring each time) until chocolate is melted. Place cupcake liners in cupcake tin (mini or regular depending on what size peanut butter cups you want to make-- makes about 36 mini cups or 18 full-sized cups).
    Melted Chocolate in a bowl
  • Using a paint brush (I used a flat brush about 1/2" wide), "paint" each cupcake liner with melted chocolate. Be sure to evenly coat the bottom and half way up each cup (if using the "mini" cupcake liners). If you are using full-size cupcake liners paint about 1/3 of the way up each cup.
    Tip: You don't need to paint the chocolate super thick, just enough so you don't see any of the liner underneath.
    Place in the refrigerator to cool for about 5 minutes or until chocolate hardens.
    Painting Chocolate into the liners for Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
  • Press about 1 teaspoon of graham cracker mixture in each mini cup (about 1 Tbsp. for regular-sized cups) making sure the top is somewhat flat (it doesn't need to be perfect). Just make sure you don't go above where you "painted" the chocolate on the cup.
    Adding filling to the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
  • Add remaining chocolate chips to remaining melted chocolate in the microwave-safe bowl and melt together with remaining 2 tablespoons butter (stirring every 15 seconds).
    Spoon a little chocolate over each peanut butter cup until the peanut butter filling is completely covered (you can lightly shake or tap the cupcake pan to even out the chocolate over the filling). You want the top of the peanut butter cup to look completely flat.
    Reeses Peanut Butter Cups Cooling in pan
  • Place in refrigerator or cool area until chocolate hardens, then serve!
    Completion shot for the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups



Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg