Thursday, December 15, 2011

christmas candy: peanut butter cups...

These peanut butter cups are another very special recipe to my family...
We have made them every Christmas for so long & they are definitely a favorite of mine!

how to make homemade
Peanut Butter Cups

1/4 C. butter
2 C. powdered sugar
1 C. peanut butter
Chocolate melts

(You will need the special candy paper cups (we use the ones that have a 1" base) & the plastic trays that hold the paper cups. Also, you have to use chocolate that is made for melting, Wilton's is pretty good.)

Combine the butter, powdered sugar & peanut butter and knead the dough. Add a little bit of powdered sugar if the dough is too sticky. Pinch off a small amount, roll it into a ball & then flatten to form the centers. Make the size of the centers appropriate for the size of the paper cups you are using. 

Once you have put the paper cups into the tray, you can spoon a small amount of the melted chocolate in to each cup. Then place one of the centers in the middle of the chocolate & cover the top with melted chocolate. Put the trays in the freezer for a few minutes, so that the chocolate will harden. The peanut butter cups can be stored in a sealed container.

Here are a couple more photos of the process...

Enjoy!! They are fun to make & to eat!   :)


  1. Delicious! Ever had buckeyes? They are little chocolate covered peanut butter good!

  2. yum! i may have to try those!

  3. My family and I decided to make these today! :) Thanks for the recipe.