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Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups
Makes:
30
Prep Time:
30
minutes
Total Time:
55
minutes
Vegetarian
based on
99 reviews
Peanut Butter Cups are a wonderful treat for holidays, birthdays and special occasions. These chocolate-covered peanut butter treats are creamy and decadent.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 60 (1 1/2-inch) paper candy liners, separated into 30 double-lined cups
  • 1/2 cup butter (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter)
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs

Directions:

MICROWAVE morsels and vegetable shortening in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 2 minutes; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

PLACE about 1 teaspoon melted chocolate in each candy cup; spread to about 1/8-inch thickness, almost to top of cup, with small pastry brush. Refrigerate.

COMBINE butter and peanut butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes or until melted. Stir in powdered sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Cool for 5 minutes. Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoon into each chocolate cup.

SPOON about 1/4 teaspoon melted chocolate on top of filling; spread to cover filling. Freeze for about 2 hours or until firm. Carefully peel off paper liners. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

Makes 30 candies.


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    Yummy Peanut Butter Cup

    patricia johnson from Lufkin, TX

    This was so easy to make and fun to .I make these for my daughter who love PB candy.Went she ate one she taken all of them home with her and call me for the recipe.I be making these again for the family.

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    peanut butter cups

    marlena wickens from CHINO VALLEY, AZ

    I too made my into balls an everyone just loved them an I made both crunchy an smooth peanut butter an dipped in dark chocalate that made them better that is if you like dark chocalate.

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    better than store bought!

    Renee Rachal from

    I made these for my husband for valentine's day; he absolutely loved them! we thought they were better than store bought candy. and, because I made them, that made it even more special!

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    VERY GOOD!

    Becca Waltrip from Murrieta, CA

    These little peanut butter balls were just wonderful! I used creamy peanut butter and instead of using the paper cup things, I just formed little 1-inch balls out of the peanut butter mixture, put them in the freezer to harden for an hour or so and then dipped them in the melted chocolate! They truly were delightful!

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    Peanut B-cups

    Tammy Walker from Mesquite, TX

    I made these for a cookie swap some for swapping and some for sampling. Everyone at the swap enjoyed them so much, they all took a bag of mine with them. I gave the web site for new comers to enjoy as much as I do.

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    Vanessa Fieguth from WILDERVILLE, OR

    I made these for a party that I went to, and I didn't have enough for how much everybody liked them. People were asking me for the recipe.

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    Brenda McLaughlin from SUPERIOR, NE

    I made these as a treat for my son who love peanut butter cups and they disappered so fast. We all loved them so much. We liked them better than the store bought name brand. They are fun to make and so easy also. The kids helped me and we had alot of fun doing it together. We plan on making them again in the near future.

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    p-nut butter cups

    Eileen Fassler from LOS GATOS, CA

    A little more work than p-nut butter balls, but delicious!

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    PNB Cups

    J. E. Cash from ARLINGTON, MA

    Gee, this is great! It seems as if nearly everyone likes peanut butter cups that are store bought, but these are a definite step up from those. Great and easy.

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    Fabulous!!!

    MARY Chase from RALEIGH, NC

    I love peanut butter cups and this recipe was real simple to prepare. Definitely a crowd pleaser.

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    Wonderful

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    I love making my own peanut butter cups now that I have found this recipe. These will go into my "goodie" boxes that I give my neighbors for the holidays.

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    the best

    Heather Oda from Greenville , OH

    It makes a pretty good snack, especially when you are craving candy yummy the best!!!!

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    Very Good!

    Melissa Kyle from WILLISTON, FL

    These were the closest recipe so far that tasted like the store bought peanut butter candy. Very good! I couldn't find the 1 1/2" liners that the recipe suggests so I improvised. I froze the pb mix in small spoonfuls. Then, after they were hard, I diped them in the chocolate. They were a big hit!

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    Peanut Butter Cup

    Debbie Black from CLEVELAND, TN

    My boy's love this recipe, better than the real peanutbutter cups! I recomend for all to try this one it's awesome!

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    peanut butter cups

    sheri graves from FARMERVILLE, LA

    this is #1 on my family's list of candy's. It has a great taste.We love this recipe.

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    VICKI EUGEA from EDWARDSVILLE, IL

    Made these for Christmas. They are so good, family loved them. A little extra work but well worth it.

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    Toooo Good!!!

    Barbara Adams from Bethlehem, GA

    These were so good. I made them for part of our Thanksgiving "goody" table and they were gone before noon! Everyone wanted the recipe! I've made them three times since then for my family. I plan on giving them in tins for Christmas presents this year! Great recipe!!!

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    peanut butter cups

    sandy pfaff from WHITMORE LAKE, MI

    These were easy too make, and i was told that they were better then store bought. The peanut butter was not dry like the (other) is, and i all so gave out the recipe too several people. Once you try it you wont go back too the other peanut butter cups.

  •  Star(s)

    Worth the effort

    Alyson Wheeler from martinez, CA

    These were not easy to make, but worth the extra effort. I made them for my brother and he said they were better than the kind you buy at the store.

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    great

    DOREEN OCASIO from SCHUYLER FALLS, NY

    These are great to make. They freeze great and are great to have around for year round..

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    peanut butter cups

    kathleen walkling from WESTMINSTER, MD

    I made these for an after school snak for my grandchildren & they loved them. They are very easy to make & are a big hit with my grandchildren & me too. They get 5 stars.

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    Theresa Gilbert from OSWEGO, NY

    These were great. My kids loved to help and enjoyed giving them as gifts.

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    Wendy Taylor from Sandwich, IL

    Better than the store bought ones!

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    Sharon Stodgell from KOKOMO, IN

    These are wonderful. Peanut Butter Cups have always been my favorite candy. These were easy to make and also fun. My husband and I had a rough time of staying away from them till the Grandchildren got here.

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    peanut butter cups

    kenna dennis from perrinton, MI

    i made these peanut butter cups for christmas but im afraid they wont last untill this weekend everyone absoloutly loves them.and they are a breeze to make.

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    Dianne Jones from ODESSA, TX

    This are very easy to make and a great candy for gift giving. They look and taste great.

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    THEY ARE SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!

    michele brierton from glenshaw, PA

    I made the peanut butter cups for Thanksgving for a friend of mine and for our family. They were so easy to make and so good to eat. We could not help ourselves to one, we ate all them that day and none were left over. Really worth making them.

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    SHARON DENZIEN from Schaumburg, IL

    I thought these would be too consuming to do, but they weren't! They are fantastic! I'm going to try them with white chocolate too! A great addition to my Christmas Candy collection, thanks!

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    Yummy for the tummy

    Naomi Conaway from JUNCTION CITY, KS

    It was so easy and fun to make. I just leave the liners on for giving to others, but everyone just loves them. Thanks very best baking for having this web site. I get to try new recipes and find the old ones to .....

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    Best PB Cups

    Jean Garber from

    I love miniature peanut butter cups so decided to try these. I used semi-sweet chocolate since I didn't have milk chocolate chips. I couldn't stop eating them until they were all gone. Well worth the effort, but don't make them unless you're willing to eat the entire batch in a day or two

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    Peanut butter cups

    KAREN COTNER from Wadsworth, OH

    Great - kids loved - easy to make. Will make again.

  •  Star(s)

    DELICIOUS

    DAWNA GRAEFF from HAMPSHIRE, TN

    I'M A PEANUT BUTTER LOVER, WHEN I SEEN THIS RECIPE I HAD TO MAKE IT, BUT I'M NOT TO MUCH IN THE CHOCOLATE SO I USED THE NESTLE' TOLL HOUSE WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS MORSELS INSTEAD OF THE CHOCOLATE AND MADE WHITE PEANUT CUPS. THEY WHERE DELICIOUS TO THE TOUCH. I WILL MAKE THIS FOR MY THANKSGING PARTY.

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    YUMMY!!!

    SUE ROESNER from GENESEO, IL

    Everyone LOVES peanut butter cups! It's fun to make and worth the wait.

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    100% Good

    JEANETTE STOTLER from

    These are the only Peanut Butter Cups my family will eat. Very simple to make.

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    Peanut butter cups

    KAREN KING from Flushing, MI

    My family loves these peanut butter cups,they said homemade is better then the store brought,I 've made these yesterday and my grandkids thought i brought them,i love using land of lakes butter,is all i use know IN my baking.

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    peanut butter cups

    kathy brannon from DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA

    Very good, I especially like the flavor of them when I made them with semi-sweet chocolate. The family devoured them in no time. Definitely a winter holiday gift giver.

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    Elise Schultz from NORTH PLATTE, NE

    Really not as hard to make as I thought they would be. The kids love them and want me to make them for treats for school!!

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    peanut butter cups

    Heather Oda from Greenville, OH

    this is awsome peanut butter cups it so rich creamy !!! yummy i make this for my deaf club all time!!!!they keep asking for more.

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    Peanut buttercups

    MARYANN ONEILL from COATESVILLE, PA

    I make the peanut butter cup in the winter months.

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    Elaine Dabbs from Malden, MO

    I work as a in-homecare worker and I saw this recipe and took it to one of my clients and we made them and she and her family really loved them I also made them for my family and they really loved them also. I will defintly make them again

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    Patti Davis from Indio, CA

    My husband doesn't like Chocolate but he liked these because it has more peanut Butter than chocolate. They are a hit with the kids too.

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    Sheila Neelan from Winnetka, CA

    Only one thing I can say I'll never but the store bought ones again these are WHY BETTER and they are so easy to make. A big hit with the family.

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    Susan Amyotte from Ridgefield, CT

    Delicious!! My daughter loved these. She took some to her friends and they agreed. I plan to use this recipe in my H.S. culinary classes.

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    PB CUPS

    CONNIE GILL from LIBERAL, KS

    Not as challenging as most candy recipes go. My children and I really enjoyed making and eating these delicious chocolate cups.

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    Peanut butter cups from heaven

    Rosanne Litz from Borgerhout, PA

    I made these for my family using a variation of dark chocolate and milk chocolate. I have to say, they were both excellent and didn't last 2 days in my freezer. They left my family moaning for more.

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    Peanut butter cups

    rhonda hely from maplewood, MO

    These are even better than store bought!

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    These were good!!

    Becky Dunlavey from South Russell, OH

    Peanut butter cups I can make at home, how dangerous!!! These were very yummy. A little on the time consuming side but worth it!

  •  Star(s)

    YUMMY!!!

    Beth Bryan from Oshawa, ON

    These were awsome!! The kids loved these. I found them a little rich but thats okay!!

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    gypsy French-Ward from Dickinson, TX

    Wonderfully delicious!!! A wonderful addition to my treat making!

  •  Star(s)

    Very good

    DIANA KIFER from FLINTSTONE, MD

    These peanut butter cups are best we love them very much.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/30 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 30 

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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    Peanut Butter Cups

    Ingredients

    • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
    • 60 (1 1/2-inch) paper candy liners, separated into 30 double-lined cups
    • 1/2 cup butter (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter)
    • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs

     

    Directions

    MICROWAVE morsels and vegetable shortening in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 2 minutes; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

    PLACE about 1 teaspoon melted chocolate in each candy cup; spread to about 1/8-inch thickness, almost to top of cup, with small pastry brush. Refrigerate.

    COMBINE butter and peanut butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes or until melted. Stir in powdered sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Cool for 5 minutes. Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoon into each chocolate cup.

    SPOON about 1/4 teaspoon melted chocolate on top of filling; spread to cover filling. Freeze for about 2 hours or until firm. Carefully peel off paper liners. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

    Makes 30 candies.

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