Thursday, April 21, 2011

From Solo Lisa's Kitchen: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

These homemade chocolate peanut butter cups from MarthaStewart.com are a bit messy to make, but completely worth the clean-up because they're super easy and the results are delicious! I made a batch to take to Monday morning meetings and they were a hit with my coworkers. If you need to impress guests at a potluck or party and don't have enough time to bake, you can make and freeze peanut butter cups instead.

Easy Peanut Butter Cups

4 oz. white chocolate

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

12 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate [I ended up using 16 oz.]

2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts

  1. Line two 12-cup mini muffin pans with paper liners; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine white chocolate and peanut butter. Microwave, until almost melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, place semisweet chocolate in another microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, stirring once or twice, until almost melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Dividing evenly, use a spoon to layer semisweet chocolate and peanut-butter mixture into liners, beginning and ending with chocolate; sprinkle with peanuts. Place muffin pans in freezer until peanut butter cups are firm, about 15 minutes. Bring to room temperature before serving.


  1. YUM, considering I am without stove at the moment, these would be great to make.

  2. Another one for the "must try" recipes. When are you going to write a cook book? Or at least host some cooking lessons...I'm hopeless in the kitchen!!!! :P

  3. Yum! I've done similar pb cups before, but never with the white chocolate. These will be fun to make and hide for the little guy on Easter.

  4. omg i need dessert ..NOW!


  5. Do they taste anything like Reese's or are they even better? I'm a huge fan of Reeses so this looks super tempting to make haha. I love that your recipes are always simple but look absolutely delicious!

    Have a great weekend Lisa!

  6. Mmm, definitely saving this recipe because I have a crazy obsession with peanut butter - giving this a try one day. Thanks! :)

  7. i would make these with out the peanuts on top. i think i would sprinkle chocolate sprinkles on top.

  8. they look delicious, make them for me when I visit in christmas hahaha! and I met Jeanne over the weekend you're right she was so nice!

  9. that looks so delicious!! i love peanut butter cups <3 share some? hehe!!

  10. Holy canoli. Those look amazing. I think it's about time I start baking.


  11. those look so good and i like that there are not that many ingredients. Have to try this one!