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Homemade Reeses

Homemade "Reese's" Peanut Butter Cup Recipe

While there is a little finesse required when attempting to make these delicious peanut butter bups, the recipe and method couldn’t be easier. And you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen cupboards right now!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 347 kcal


  • 16 oz creamy Natural Jif peanut butter (or whatever you have)
  • 2 lb high quality chocolate chips (milk or semisweet...we're a MILK kind of family)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-6 tbsp melted butter
  • cooking spray
  • mini cupcake papers


Peanut Butter Filling

  1. Melt butter in microwave. Empty the peanut butter into a bowl and stir in the powdered sugar. Mix in 4 Tablespoons of melted butter. If it seems a little dry and crumbly, add another 1 to 2 Tablespoons of melted butter. Just enough to make into a thick, smooth filling. Set aside.

Chocolate Base & Coating

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (or the microwave), stirring often until it becomes smooth and velvety.
  2. Arrange your cupcake papers onto a baking sheet and lightly mist with cooking spray. (I used my mini muffin pans.)
  3. Spoon the melted chocolate into the cupcake papers, coating the bottoms and sides entirely. I had to use one finger to "coax" the chocolate up the sides of the cupcake wrapper. Set the extra chocolate aside.
  4. Once all cupcake papers are coated, place the tray in the refrigerator to cool for about five to ten minutes.
  5. Pipe or spoon the peanut butter mixture into the cooled chocolate cups. I used a Ziploc bag to pipe the mixture into the cups...SO fast and easy that way!
  6. When all the chocolate cups are filled, dip one finger into some water and then press down on each glob of filling to flatten a bit. Then spoon the remaining melted chocolate over the top of the peanut butter and place the tray back in the refrigerator for another 30-minutes to set completely. Recipe should yield about 55 mini peanut butter cups.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade "Reese's" Peanut Butter Cup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 122mg3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.