It won’t disappoint. Combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and salt in a bowl and stir them together until they're well-mixed. Tastes even better than what you find in the store. This easy recipe comes together quickly and is great for gifting or stashing in your freezer! You can substitute coconut oil if you’d like, but realize that it will definitely impart a coconut flavor. Learn how to make easy homemade chocolate peanut butter cups. This look wonderful! I can’t wait to give these a try. :), My weakness!!! I am going to have to try this. Swedish fish take a close second, but nothing can beat Reeses. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Quickly adding this site to my favorites, right now!!! thanks! You could substitute coconut oil for the shortening, but that has its own distinct flavor as well. After doing some testing, I discovered that it really WAS a perfect recreation of Reese’s peanut butter cup filling. I’m going to college next year for Baking & Pastry and you creations are incredible! I would use a double-boiler so you don’t risk burning the chocolate in a pan. Or perhaps it was the off bbrand choco. It melted mostly at first, then the more I tried to melt it it just started getting thick kinda granulated… Ideas? i LOOOOOOVE peanut butter cups :). I’m in love! Tried these today as a Christmas treat and they’re fantastic. Oops! But something went wrong. lol. Your email address will not be published. Add flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and mix together. I’m planning to make it for her birthday at the end of the month. Full Disclosure Policy. The reader should regularly consult their doctor in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. hehe!! I just made these for my holiday party tomorrow. I only have regular sized paper muffin cups, so I’m thinkin’ go bigger, just maybe not so tall. & always at least 1/2 C of melted chocolate left! Hi Candice, I think icing sugar would be your powdered sugar equivalent. How did you get over your peanut allergy? Wow, everything you post looks so fantastic! I make these every christmas and gift them in mason jars wrapped with ribbons!! Living in Australia now I don’t have access to the store bought version anymore; it’s nice to know I can do it at home now. Looks so easy! You can substitute refined coconut oil for the vegetable shortening. Yes the peanut butter mix was soupy, but all you need to do is put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes and it hardens up enough to pat into balls then pat down. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month or in the freezer for up to 3 months. BEB: You should make some Buckeyes! The oil in the peanut butter would replace it and the recipe would still work, wouldn’t it? Keep refrigerated when not eating. Along with the homemade crunch bars, coconut cups, and chocolate-covered potato chips suggested at the bottom of the post. Your email address will not be published. I love them all so awfully much, and I’ve spent the past 30-45 minutes just adding a bunch of recipes to my “Recipe Box” thank you SO much for this! Rats. Data submitted by this form will be used by Pink Fortitude and no one else. We deal with all sorts of allergies in our house, so I’m always on the lookout for recipes I can adapt! Deselect All. Justin's Organic Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Rainforest Alliance Certified Cocoa, Gluten-free, Responsibly Sourced, 12 Packs of 2-Cups each 4.0 out of 5 stars 163 $23.07 $ 23 . I’m going to try it out tonight. Was wondering if you think using the coconut oil would make them more stable at room temperature since you mentioned they soften unless it’s cool. They look just like the Reece’s ones! Made this one instead. Add the powdered sugar a ¼ cup at a time, stirring until completely combined with the peanut butter mixture after each addition. Will dig in soon! Hi! I’m all for the homemade peanut butter cups but has anyone tried substituting coconut oil for the vegetable shortening. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. try coconut oil. Great recipe, a keeper for me!!!! I know what I’ll be making soon! Judy, If you read the recipe, you’ll see that the ingredients ARE listed in the order that they are used. and, do you have an alternative to vegetable shortening? Who does not love chocolate and peanut butter. Mouthwatering, I had to put them all right in the freezer to be smashed the next day for your Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream. Peanut Butter Cups Top Selected Products and Reviews Reese's Peanut Butter Big Cup 39 g (Pack of 16) by Hershey's "Would deffo recommend for anyone who likes Reeses" - by Amazon Customer Bought these as a xmas gift for my partner who ate them all within about a week. Oh my word! I wld really like to try this again…any subs. This is one of my hubby’s favorites. I was thinking they would freeze well, but provide instructions to thaw in the fridge. Can I just use granulated sugar instead of powdered? I have made this recipe with dark chocolate and absolutely adore it! Ok…..so disappointed…cuz I LUVE REESES. Im sure hes going to be bugging me again soon to make some more ;). Reese is a fav of mine and husband has major love for. Since then, my sweet tooth has had an affinity for RPBCs. Peanut Butter Cups - Peanut Free + Vegan - Pink Fortitude, LLC Hi Gerri, It’s the Crisco solid vegetable shortening. Thanks! Roll it into a ball, and then flatten it slightly into a disk. It does stay pretty firm in cooler weather and is so much better for you. Do you ever eat the Trader Joe’s PB cups? they look sooooo good! :), My husband’s favorite candy is Reese’s so I should make of these for him. I was diagnosed with multiple environmental and food allergies in my mid-20’s. ): Came across this recipe last night after I had already found another recipe for peanut butt cups. And I would even pop a couple of these lovelies in my maw for breakfast! Just out grew it? I’m thinking I’m going to have to unsubscribe soon. Four years ago: Bacon Jam Hmmm, well, I don’t think everyone has a mini-muffin tin and mini-paper liners. Hi Julie, No you need powdered sugar for this recipe – must different textures and flavors. It’s totally amazing, thank you for sharing it! Was already to make that recipe today for my Christmas goodies. Wisk often. Would the shortening give it that “snap” or can you only get that from the tempering process? Are they freezable? Home > Recipes by Category > Candy Recipes > Homemade Peanut Butter Cups. But more importantly, as a poor and starving college kid, I got to eat all of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups I wanted to! It will work with the no-stir kind. It helps to thin the chocolate when dipping and coating things. You can use chocolate chips instead of the the chopped chocolate. Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @thebrowneyedbaker on Instagram so I can see it! Hi Ashley, I always add shortening to melted chocolate for things like this, buckeyes, chocolate-dipped strawberries or pretzels, etc. Thank you! Does sound wonderful, though. Then use a scoop or spoon to add more melted chocolate on top and around each peanut butter patty. Round one…I thought I would be all smart and use my blender. :). Hmm, think I’ll make a trip to the supermarket for some stuff! P.S. I am on such a high seeing my recipe on your blog. I’ve actually made peanut butter cup bars with graham cracker crumbs in the filling: https://www.browneyedbaker.com/2011/01/12/peanut-butter-cup-bars-recipe/. I don’t know if it’s me or what, but I always end up with AT LEAST 4 dozen peanut butter “patties”, and that’s with them being at least a teaspoon and a half, usually 2, big. Even my high-school aged boys were impressed when i showed them – well done! Be sure to check out our updated collection of PERFECT POTLUCK RECIPES and COOKIE CUP RECIPES here! I used coconut oil for the shell for my homemade klondike bars. Just a quick question, (I live in Australia) What is powdered sugar??? Thanks again. only 5 weeks left :). Thanks for sharing! When the chocolate is melted, drop just enough chocolate in the molds to cover the bottom. I’ve been following your blog for a while and finally figured I should start commenting:). Gonna try the Primanti Bros. sandwich tonight. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips and shortening together in the microwave on 50% power in 30-second increments, until completely melted, stirring after each burst. They are a little time consuming with all the refrigeration, but it makes so many and they are so rich that it doesnt even matter!!! I love all your recipes and this one definitely did not let me down! i can’t wait to try more things after i have my baby. :). I made some today, and they taste just like the real thing! My absolute favorite combination… my sisters would love this one! And your chocolate-peanut butter fetish. Substitute almond, cashew or another nut butter for the peanut butter. I’m with you; peanut butter cups are the best candies around. . You could test it with one. It solidifies at room temperature and thins out the chocolate very nicely. Thank you! Devine! Yum! I am wondering whether anyone has tried it with natural peanut butter (without stirring in the oil)? Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are made with high-quality chocolate and creamy peanut butter filling with a secret ingredient. He loves peanut butter. Enjoy! Use either a double-boiler or microwave-safe bowl to melt the chocolate. All things considered, they are still considered a treat and should be enjoyed in moderation. Hi! If you don’t want to use shortening, you could substitute coconut oil, but beware that it will impart some coconut flavor. Line a mini-muffin tin with paper liners; set aside. omg you have no idea how badly I want to try this. You can definitely taste a bit of the coconut. Peanut Butter Fudge Cups are a treat I decided to bring to a big family dinner lastView Recipe I tried to email this recipe and was sent to the comments. I’m in line with other comments here – peanut butter cups evoke wonderful memeories tracing back to when I was just a little guy. Hi Jenn, Unfortunately granulated sugar won’t work in this recipe because it won’t dissolve the way powdered sugar does. Essential tools, baking lists, make-ahead tips, quick recipes, and more! Thank you! It was a pretty cool assignment – I got to work in the OSHA department. I don’t think you would be able to make an actual patty for the middle out of it. i drool every pic u put up, every recipe! … Your information will subscribe you to Pink Fortitude's newsletter. For sure! I now see you mentioned the coconut oil in an earlier comment/question. Scoop balls of the peanut butter filling and press into a patty, then place on top of the chocolate in the muffin cups. for shortening? Try refreshing the page and doing it again? Regular peanut butter will also work, if you prefer. I’m honestly not sure. I re-tested five years after I was diagnosed, and there was no trace of any of the food allergies. Did you use herhsey’s choco chips? When the cups are set and the filling is made, use a teaspoon or small candy scoop to drop balls of filling into the chocolate cups. My concern would be the melted chocolate running and not keeping the cup shape. Line a baking with parchment paper; set aside. Made them for friends @ xmas – went down a treat. Nevermind that it was 9:00am and I might have had 2 giant quesadillas…peanut butter cups this weekend! Love Reese’s candies and am going to try this one tonight. I’ve heard so much about Reese’s PB Cups that I’ve been wanting to make my own (since they’re not available here in Malaysia). Lol thanks again for this wonderful receipe. Any other method of consumption is completely unacceptable. I plan on making 400 of these for chritsmas…am I crazy!???! Thanks for sharing, will be back for sure in the next few days…and weeks!! Store bought pb cups can’t touch these. Thanks for sharing this wonderful treat. (If the melted chocolate firmed up, just pop it back into the microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds or so to re-melt.). Hi Emilie, You could replace it with coconut oil. Too much chocolate in the bottom, peanut butter balls too big. from us all. i just had a pb+chocolate+banana quesadilla and that was good, but these look even better! These look delicious! That’s the one ingredient that I don’t already have! There is absolutely no question about where my heart lies when it comes to candy. Any thoughts for an alternative to the butter? The only thing I subbed was a little bit of canola oil for the shortening, and instead of letting the chocolate cups harden all the way first I pushed the peanut butter balls into them so they were more level with the top of the cups.