Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Delicious Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I'm telling you, I've been making these homemade peanut butter cups since high school, and they are a hit every time. Its hard to give them away for gifts, but try anyway! They would be great wrapped up in some red cellophane for the holidays or even Valentine's Day for your sweetheart.

Homemade peanut butter cups are also a great fall treat when the weather turns cool. My mom puts these out every year with the Christmas cookies and fudge.

The best part about this easy recipe may be that homemade peanut butter cups are no-bake and take only about 20 minutes from start to finish to make. A couple of hours in the refrigerator to set up, and you're ready to enjoy.

These peanut butter cups are also described as homemade fudge and, because they are no-bake, its a great recipe to try with the kids.

Finished homemade peanut butter cups - ready to slice and enjoy!
Finished homemade peanut butter cups - ready to slice and enjoy! | Source

Preparation Time for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
  • Yields: (no bake; chill 1 hr) Makes 20 2-inch squares

Preparing to Make Homemade Candy: Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks margarine (melted)
  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (finely ground)
  • 1 cup peanut butter (smooth works best)
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup each chocolate and butterscotch chips, melted for the topping

Easy Directions:

  • In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, place 2 sticks of margarine and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for 30 seconds more or until completely melted. Set aside.
  • In a food processor or blender, finely grind approximately 1 1/2 packages of graham crackers to create 1 3/4 cups crumbs.
  • Pour into medium mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar, peanut butter and melted butter. Stir until well blended.
  • Press peanut butter mixture into 9 X 13 glass pan, approximately 1/4 inch thick.

The peanut butter layer before adding melted chocolate on top
The peanut butter layer before adding melted chocolate on top | Source

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Next Steps for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

  • In a separate microwave safe bowl, add 1 cup each chocolate and butterscotch chips. Microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir. Microwave for 1 additional minute, or until completely melted. Stir until blended.
  • Pour over the top of the peanut butter mixture and spread over the top until completely covered.
  • Refrigerate until firm, approximately 1-2 hours.
  • Cut into bite-size pieces - note, may not cut into perfect squares, but still perfectly delicious!

A note of caution - if you start "testing" the scraps of your homemade peanut butter cups, it may be difficult to stop. This author is not responsible for any weight gain that may ensue!

Enjoy!! You only live once!

Everything you need for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Everything you need for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups | Source

© 2008 Stephanie Hicks

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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut

These sound delicious and easy! I will be trying out this recipe soon :)


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon Author

Yay! Tell me what you think! Thanks Amy Jane


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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

I'll be printing this for my boyfriend. He LOVES peanut butter treats and desserts.


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon Author

Oh good! They are always a hit! Thanks Whitney


Ani- New Zealand 8 years ago

Thank you. My kind of recipe Simple, and not to much work involved.


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon Author

Hi Ani - thank you! How nice to make candy without boiling water and worrying about a candy thermometer, right? Hope you enjoy homemade peanut butter cups.


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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

This sounds delicious and I love that it's no-bake! Voted up!


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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon Author

Thanks Sinea - its a very easy recipe to make! Thanks for stopping by, Steph


lisa 5 years ago

I made this with vanilla wafers instead of graham crackers and it worked good. Also, did double choc chips instead of butterscotch.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Hi Steph, I had not seen this before, but wow these sound so good! Thanks for sharing what looks to be a wonderful recipe. I can't wait to try it! :) Voted up and useful. Have a great day.


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stephhicks68 4 years ago from Bend, Oregon Author

Oh good! This is still one of my favorite recipes. Hope you enjoy it. Best to you, Steph


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Frieda Babbley 4 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Definitely easy peasy, Steph. I'm allergic to peanut butter, but the rest of my family is just fine with it. I love the idea of choosing the kind of chocolate and peanut butter they get in peanut butter cups, so I'm totally all for this recipe! Thanks so much.


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

Delectable! Will be trying these! Thank you for sharing. :)


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stephhicks68 4 years ago from Bend, Oregon Author

Enjoy! Thanks Beth (p.s. come back and leave a rating - I am updating the hub!) :) Cheers, Steph

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