Thursday, December 17, 2009

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups and More

What if I told you that you could make YUMMY homemade peanut butter cups, chocolate and coffee bean cups or fruit, nut and CHoCoLAte cups at home in no time. You would say you're NUTS. I went on a baking frenzy yesterday and made all of this and ate all of this..... but enough about me. Here are the recipes below.


1 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup shortening

1. In a small bowl, combine confectioner's sugar, peanut butter, brown sugar, butter and vanilla; cover and set aside.

2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and shortening. Pour teaspoonfuls into 2-inch foil muffin cups. ( I used my silicone cupcake cups for this- if you want to make bite sized peanut butter cups then use mini cups). Drop a rounded teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture into each cup; top each with 2 teaspoons of the chocolate mixture.

3. Refrigerate until set. This is the hardest part of the recipe....waiting to eat one. Store in an airtight container.

Variations: I also made fruit and nut cups. Instead of adding the peanut butter mixture in the middle I added dried cranberries, raisins, sliced almonds, and chopped walnuts. They tasted like a Fruit and nut bar. I didn't stop there. Tonight in my mini cups I lined them with a few coffee beans and added the melted chocolate and made mini coffee bean chocolate cups.


  1. I love peanut butter cups! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I have always wanted to try making peanut butter cups. I think I might just have to give it a try.

  3. I love peanut butter cups and I can't believe they are this easy. Waiting will truly be the hardest part. Thanks!

    - A fellow member of

  4. i love the chocolate and peanut butter combination!

  5. Just discovered your blog- It is AWESOME, thanks for sharing your talents.

  6. Love your blog! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  7. Yummy! Bookmarked. :)

    --- In From SITS.

  8. Love, love, love your blog! Visiting from MBC! I'd love for you to come visit me!

    ~Shelley @

  9. You are always welcome to link to any of my posts. I really enjoy your blog

    always something to learn

  10. OMG i cant wait to make these i have been waiting forever for a recipe becasue the reeses are not kosher and I MISS THEM!!!!!

  11. HOLY Goodness!!! Those look to die for! My hubby would enjoy those, I might have to whip up a batch thanks for sharing. Love your blog this is my first time stopping by!


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