Yield: 12 candies

Peanut Butter Cups

Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Skip the packaged candy and make Peanut Butter Cups at home! Easy Homemade Reese's have all the irresistible taste of the original, without any of the preservatives.


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups chocolate melting wafers


    1. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
    3. Transfer the peanut butter mixture to a pastry bag or ziploc bag with a small section of the corner cut off.
    4. Melt the chocolate melting wafers in a medium microwave-safe bowl for 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until fully melted.
    5. Add 2 teaspoons of melted chocolate to the bottom of each liner.
    6. Pipe the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate.
    7. Top the peanut butter with 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate.
    8. Place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour to set.
    9. Remove and enjoy.


  • I love using Ghirardelli melting wafers, however, you can use chocolate chips instead. I find the melting wafers are a little softer after hardening and therefore a little easier to eat.
  • Could also be made in a mini cupcake pan - I would recommend 1 teaspoon of chocolate on the bottom and 2 teaspoons on top.
  • Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
  • Freeze in a freezer bag with excess air squeezed out for up to 6 months.
  • Add sprinkles for parties and holidays.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 candy

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 7g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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