I don't know about you, but Reeses Peanut Butter Cups have been one of my favorite candies for as long as I can remember! I had a craving for them the other day, but I was too lazy to head to the store just for some candy. So, I checked my pantry to see what I could make to cure my craving. I ended up having all the perfect ingredients to make some homemade Peanut Butter Cups! Honestly, I think I prefer these better. Not only are they creamy and delicious, but they're incredibly easy to make and guaranteed to cure your chocolate cravings!
Okay, enough reading. Lets get to making these Peanut Butter cups! Now here's the ingredients you'll need. You probably have these ingredients in your pantry right now.
Milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
Creamy peanut butter
Heres how you assemble them together:
Take about a cup of your chocolate chips and put them into a microwavable bowl (preferably one with a lip so its easier to pour out later). Take a spoonful of coconut oil and put it into the same bowl. Put the bowl into the microwave to melt the chocolate chips for about 30-45 seconds.
Take your bowl out of the microwave and give it a good stir to incorporate the oil and the chocolate together. Set up your cupcake liners. I used silicone cupcake liners, but if you don't have silicone you can just use the paper liners.
Using only half of the chocolate, pour in a thin layer into the liners. Tap the liners on the counter a couple times and this will make the layer of chocolate more even. Freeze for 10-15 mins or until hardened.
Take the cups out of the freezer. Take a small spoon and put a dollop of your creamy peanut butter in the center of the hardened chocolate. Fill a small bowl with water. Dip your clean finger in the water and then pat down on the peanut butter to flatten and even it out more. The water helps so the peanut butter wont stick to your fingers.
With the rest of your melted chocolate, pour another layer over the peanut butter and move the cups around side to side so the chocolate is all round the peanut butter and is smooth on top. Refrigerate for about 20-30 minutes before eating. Keep stored in the fridge so you don't have to worry about it melting! Plus, Peanut Butter Cups are always better cold.
There you go! That's how you make homemade Peanut Butter Cups. I hope you (and your family, if you decide to share lol) enjoy them!