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!

three peanut butter cups in white muffin liners

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.

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

Solid Peanut Butter Cups

Yield: 12 small baking cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 12 ounces melted chocolate (I used 9 ounces semi-sweet squares and 3 ounces white chocolate squares)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Melt chocolate according to package directions, taking care not to overheat. I melted the semisweet and white chocolate separately and then mixed together.
  2. 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.

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