Introduction: Home Made Peanut Butter Cups

Because I am a big fan of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and I never seem to have enough of them around, I figured it would not be very difficult to make them myself. This way, I can make them exactly to my preference: I used dark chocolate, and gooier peanut butter. Also when you make them yourself, they can be whatever shape you want them to be.

Step 1: Ingredients and Materials

Here's what you will need to make about five large cups:

About 15 large chocolate chips, your favorite type
1-2 teaspoons of powdered sugar
1.5 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter
A mold, at least 3/4 of an inch deep

Step 2: Preparing the Peanut Butter Filling

Scoop 1.5 or so tablespoons of peanut butter into a small bowl for mixing. Add in 1-2 teaspoons of confectioner's sugar, and mix together thoroughly. The sugar not only sweetens the peanut butter, but it also makes it thicker and drier. If you want the peanut butter thicker than it is, just keep adding the sugar until it is your desired thickness.

Step 3: Melting and Pouring the Chocolate

Microwave the chocolate chips for 15 seconds at a time, so you don't burn them. When they are melted, spoon a little bit of chocolate into the bottom of your mold. Spread it around so the entire bottom of the mold is covered in a thing layer of chocolate. Then place your mold in the freezer so the chocolate hardens quickly.

Step 4: Filling the Cups

Put a glob of peanut butter mixture in each of your molds. Spread it out so there is no peanut butter sticking out of the top of the mold. Once the cups are filled, pour a thin layer of chocolate on top of the peanut butter to seal it in. Place the cups in the freezer to harden, and then eat them. Enjoy!

Comments

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darrianleetryon (author)2012-07-04

thank
you this was very helpful to me

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Bindlestiff (author)2011-02-05

I used your instructable to help me make peanut butter filled chocolate hearts (anatomical hearts, that is).

Mine were a bit different and I ended up making it into another instructable, but I linked it to this one and gave you credit.

Thanks!

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Bergamot (author)Bindlestiff2012-05-20

Goodness, that's awesome!

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thefutureisnow (author)2010-04-14

 Here's a hot tip, but the chocolate in the microwave twice for 15 seconds. And then mix in a little milk withe chocolate and you can pour it into the mold/paper cups. And wet your hands with water and you can work with the peanut butter quite easily.

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ben_k (author)thefutureisnow2010-04-14

Good idea with the peanut butter.  The thing about adding milk to the chocolate though, is then it is not dark chocolate, which, in my opinion, is superior to milk chocolate in every way, shape and form.

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thefutureisnow (author)ben_k2010-04-15

 One thing I found out is adding too much milk to the chocolate causes the chocolate to become too soft. When I trued pulling one of the peanut butter cups out of the paper mold, it was a gooey mess. The ones I made when I burnt the chocolate came out alright. Go fig

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19samman98 (author)2010-04-10

aww this is awesome im gonna make some cool instructable. :)

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Semilove (author)2010-04-10

I added only a little confectioner's sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Better than Reese's!

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kenexinator (author)2010-04-09

YA REESES = AWESOME THIS ONE TWO 3!!!!

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Spectrace (author)2009-06-22

I <3 this instructable, thanks :) i love reese's too