Peanut Butter Cups

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 30


Peanut Butter Cups are a wonderful treat for holidays, birthdays and special occasions. These chocolate-covered peanut butter treats are creamy and decadent.


  • 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


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.

Yummy Peanut Butter Cup

by p. patricia , Lufkin, TX on Jul. 2008

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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by m. marlena , CHINO VALLEY, AZ on Dec. 2007

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.

better than store bought!

by R. Renee , on Mar. 2007

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!


by B. Becca , Murrieta, CA on Jan. 2007

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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by T. Tammy , Mesquite, TX on Dec. 2006

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.

Peanut Butter Cups

by V. Vanessa , WILDERVILLE, OR on Nov. 2006

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.

Peanut Butter Cups

by B. Brenda , SUPERIOR, NE on Oct. 2006

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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by E. Eileen , LOS GATOS, CA on Oct. 2006

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

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by J. J. , ARLINGTON, MA on Sep. 2006

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.


by M. MARY , RALEIGH, NC on Sep. 2006

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