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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
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Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade peanut butter cup candy recipe.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Candy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, chocolate, copycat recipe
Servings: 30
Calories: 125kcal


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate or 1 cup white chocolate or 1⁄2 cup of each depending on which flavor peanut butter cups you are making
  • 3 ⁄4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • peanut butter cup candy mold or mini cupcake liners
  • Sprinkles or candy topping if desired


  • In a bowl combine 1 cup creamy peanut butter with 1 cup butterscotch and place in skillet of water to melt. This makes the center layer of the peanut butter cups.
  • If making just chocolate peanut butter cups, combine 1 cup butterscotch and 1 cup milk chocolate with 3⁄4 cup crunchy peanut butter in a bowl and add to skillet to become creamy and smooth. This makes your bottom and top layer.
  • ***If making white chocolate as well, divide the ingredients between 2 bowls: 1⁄2 cup milk chocolate, 1⁄4 + 1/8 cups crunchy peanut butter and 1⁄2 cup butterscotch in one bowl AND 1⁄2 cup white chocolate, 1⁄4 + 1/8 cups crunchy peanut butter and 1⁄2 cup butterscotch in another bowl.
  • In candy mold or liners add bottom layer of chocolate or white chocolate mixture. Place in refrigerator to firm.
  • Add butterscotch and creamy peanut butter mixture to the middle layer. Place in refrigerator to firm.
  • Top with chocolate or white chocolate layer and if adding sprinkles, do so before it becomes firm in the refrigerator.
  • Pop out of candy mold and cupcake liners. Store in refrigerator until time to serve.



Makes approximately 30


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg