Do you love Reese’s? – because I have the perfect peanut butter cup recipe.
These homemade peanut butter cups taste BETTER than store bought (I found that hard to believe until I tasted them).
I offer a homemade Snicker candy bar recipe that’s perfect too. You will find a link at the bottom of the page, with a homemade recipe for nougat (makes homemade Snickers tastier).
Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Recipe
PEANUT BUTTER CUPS FROM SCRATCH
This makes fantastic peanut butter cups. Just a fair warning: you may want to hide some for yourself to eat later because they will not last long. Do as I did and make a batch and see if they are good enough to feed the family…
1 cup homemade creamy peanut butter, divided
4-1/2 tsp homemade unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup homemade powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
4 regular-sized milk chocolate candy bars, chopped
paper-lined miniature muffin cups
Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and salt; beat until smooth. Melt the chocolate chips, candy bars and remaining peanut butter in the microwave or double boiler; whisk until smooth and creamy.
Drop teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture into paper-lined miniature muffin cups. Top each with a scant teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture. Top it off with another teaspoonful of chocolate mixture.
Decorate with sprinkles if desired and refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container. Makes approximately 3 dozen.