Get this recipe for solid peanut butter cups. The texture is soft and creamy and it is the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate!

Years ago, a friend of mine brought me some of her famous homemade peanut butter cups for a little treat after I had a baby.

These treats were legendary and I felt honored to receive a few.

Three peanut butter cups in white muffin liners.

When I bit into them I was surprised that there was no peanut butter middle! The entire cup of chocolate was laden with peanut butter and it was intensely creamy and so very delicious.

I asked my friend for the recipe. She said she’d bring it over later. She never did. I asked her probably 10 times for the recipe to no avail.

She wouldn’t share it. I finally gave up asking. So, two years later, I took matters into my own hands and I recreated these little nuggets myself.

And oh, am I ever glad I did, because I daresay that my homemade peanut butter cups are even better than the original I tasted years ago (that’s what she gets for not sharing, right?

An improvement on her legendary cups!). What I love about these beauties is that the texture is soft and creamy and it is the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate.

Chocolate peanut butter cup on a white muffin liner.
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Solid Peanut Butter Cups

5 stars (3 ratings)


  • 12 ounces (340 g) melted chocolate, I used 9 ounces semi-sweet squares and 3 ounces white chocolate squares
  • 1 cup (255 g) creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup (57 g) confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  • Melt chocolate according to package directions, taking care not to overheat. I melted the semisweet and white chocolate separately and then mixed together.
  • To melted chocolate add peanut butter, sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Spoon or pipe (I used a decorating bag with a large round tip) chocolate mixture into small baking cups. Refrigerate until set. Enjoy!


Video Tip: here’s a quick video tip on tempering/melting chocolate and another on dipping things in chocolate like a pro.
Chocolate: my preferred brand of chocolate is Ghirardelli.
Serving: 1 Peanut Butter Cup, Calories: 290kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 103mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 21g