Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups come together in just 15 minutes and are even better than the real thing!


Reese’s Peanut Butter cups are my jam.  Hands down the first candy that I pick out of the Halloween bag.  Love the peanut butter and chocolate combo.   You can find Peanut Butter Bars or even Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs on the blog and they are my favorite treat!

As soon as I saw that you can make these easy peanut butter cups I had to make them.  My youngest son loves to cook and help in the kitchen.  He is always asking me to watch Food Network with him and already told me he would take over the blog when I die.  So the blog won’t be going anywhere for a long time. 😉


We had so much fun making these on Friday night together.  I had all of the ingredients on hand!  And the best part is that we put them together in just 15 minutes.


The result was even better than expected!  Dare I say that that these are even better than the real thing!?  Because they ARE!  The peanut butter center is out of this world.  I could have eaten the peanut butter center by the spoonful.  It is so good!

You just have to line the cupcake liners with melted chocolate, follow it with the delicious peanut butter center and top with the rest of the melted chocolate.  These are so easy!

I am warning you that if you love peanut butter cups as much as I do, you won’t be able to stop eating them!  They taste so much better homemade and they are fun to make!  You are going to love these Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!


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Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
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Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups come together in just 15 minutes and are even better than the real thing!
Serves: 16-18
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers, crushed (10 sheets)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ cup peanut butter, melted
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
  1. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. In a medium sized mixing bowl mix together the crushed graham crackers, powdered sugar, and peanut butter. (I just softened mine for about 40 seconds in the microwave). Mix together until combined.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl stirring 30 seconds at a time until smooth. Add a heaping teaspoon into the bottom of each cupcake liner and spread along the bottom. Follow it by a heaping tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture. Lastly add a heaping teaspoon of the melted to the chocolate and spread evenly over the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for about an hour until set and firm.



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  1. I love things that are easy and fun to do with the kids! These look dangerously delicious!

  2. Marg ouellette says:

    Help? Is there a word Missing in the directions ? The line. “Lastly ,add one heaping teaspoon of the.-?—- to the chocolat

    • It should read: Lastly add a heaping teaspoon of the melted chocolate and spread evenly over the peanut butter layer.

  3. what is the measure for the graham crackers. We don’t have sleeves or sheets here in Canada but we do have graham crumbs what is it equal to in metric or imperial measures

  4. Nata Etherton says:

    Hi. I agree with Marg. Your recipe says: “Lastly add a heaping teaspoon of the melted to the chocolate and spread evenly over the peanut butter layer.”
    A heaping teaspoon of the melted what?

  5. I am also confused about the missing step in directions. “Add the melted ___ to the chocolate”

  6. Lastly add a heaping teaspoon of the melted PEANUT BUTTER to the chocolate and spread evenly over the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for about an hour until set and firm.

    In the ingredients list, it is the only thing that is melted.

  7. Would love to try this recipe ~ if it included all ingredients. And I see people have been asking about it for awhile. “add a heaping teaspoon of the melted” ???

  8. Let’s see…melted chocolate on the bottom, peanut butter mix in the center, and top with melted….chocolate.

  9. My peanut butter center mix was so dry I ended up adding butter and butter and butter and still so dry I added peanut oil a couple times and then it finally mixed and held together but doesn’t taste as peanut buttery as I’d like.

  10. If you don’t have the grain crackers and/or powdered sugar, or don’t have time to get it, you can always use the peanut butter by the brand-name call the Jason’s ( I found mine at Target). That peanut butter tastes amazing, and I think it has a few other ingredients, yet healthy ingredients, that give it a different type of a good peanut butter taste that is different from regular peanut butter. My first thought was that I was eating peanut butter with crystals in it (not that there are crystals in it, it just tasted so good and that was my first thought). I made this recipe with Jason’s and I also used the white chocolate chips instead. These little peanut butter cups flew off the plate! Needless to say, people ate them up so quickly, FYI, it’s just an alternative to the actual recipe if this suits you.

  11. Juliane F says:

    Perhaps it’s due to my appreciation for salt or that I also love sugar equally, but I discovered a twist that might work- Using powdered old fashioned oats in place of the graham crackers (1 1/3 cups total equals the 10 crushed crackers roughly). The 1 cup of powdered sugar is perfect, and the oats seem to complement rather than overwhelm the flavor of the peanut butter. (Which the graham crackers do as they provide extra flavor to the peanut butter rather than supporting.) Give it a whirl~ healthier too! 🙂

  12. Tried your recipe many times people really love it ❤ I don’t think there is a better recipe for peanut butter cups

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