Homemade Reese’s

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For all the chocolate and peanut butter lovers out there, you can make your own Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups from home! These homemade Reese’s are just as good as the real thing, and you can make them any shape or size you like!!

Who doesn’t love candy – especially if they can make it at home?! This yummy treat is perfect for those who love the classic candy and will be loved just as much as our homemade caramels and fudge!

Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on white plate

your fav candy… homemade!

I don’t think I’ve met a person who doesn’t love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! These peanut butter filled chocolate covered candies are a classic and are one of our favorite treats to use in other desserts (like Reese’s Brownies and Peanut Butter Cup Cookies).

It wasn’t too long ago that we decided to try this yummy candy at home, and we couldn’t believe how easy they were (and how DELICIOUS they were!) We made milk chocolate and white chocolate versions.

What’s great is you can make these in any shape you like and can do the traditional round cups or hearts using a heart muffin tin and liners! Either way you do it, you’ll have easy Homemade Reese’s to enjoy. 😉

Homemade Reeses Cups peanut butter mixture

making Reese’s Cups

We love just how simple these candies are to make!

MELT. To begin, melt butter and peanut butter in microwave for 1 minute. Stir until blended.

FREEZE + ROLL. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix well, then freeze for 15 minutes. Grab a small ball of PB mixture, roll into a ball and then flatten. Set aside.

MAKE. Melt chocolate in a pot on low heat until smooth (stirring the entire time). Pour 1 – 2 tbsp of melted chocolate into a cupcake liner in a muffin tin. Add the rounded, flattened peanut butter and top with 1 – 2 more tbsp melted chocolate. Help flatten chocolate by lightly banging on counter.

CHILL. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until your chocolate has set.

What is the best way to melt the chocolate? A microwave can be used in a pinch, but the best way to melt chocolate is to use a double broiler. If you don’t have one, then you can easily assemble your own.

First, find a saucepan and fill it with 3 inches of water. Next, find a metal or heat safe glass bowl that can rest on top of the saucepan without touching the water. The, bring the water to a boil then reduce heat. Finally, add chocolate to the bowl and stir occasionally as it melts.

How to make homemade reese's cups in muffin tin

VARIATIONS + STORING

Recipe Variations? There are so many fun ways to change up these reeses cups. Here are some suggestions:

  • Use chunky peanut butter
  • Use honey flavored peanut butter
  • Use almond, nut or cashew butter instead of peanut butter
  • Add mini chocolate chips or chopped reese’s pieces to the peanut butter mix
  • Change it up using white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk or semi sweet chocolate
  • After dipping in chocolate add sprinkles or a dusting of crushed peanuts to the top

How to store peanut butter cups? Store bought Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups can last at room temperature for 6-9 months. Our homemade cups won’t last nearly as long. To be honest they get eaten before I have to worry about long term storage!

You can store homemade peanut butter cups in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 month or in the freezer for 3 months.

Homemade Reese's on white plate

SWEET TREATS

We usually make these sweet treats to celebrate an event, but that’s not always the case. Yes, we make them when guests are coming over for dinner or when it’s someone’s birthday, but more often than that it’s just because we are looking for some delicious, homemade candy.

Whether you make them with chocolate or white chocolate, we have a feeling you will love them!

If you love these recipes, you may also love some of our other homemade candy recipes:

Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on white plate

No need to buy these guys at the store anymore!! Now you can make them from home any size and shape you want – seriously, so good!

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

5 from 6 votes

Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! Made with peanut butter, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, and chocolate candy quick, you'll love this version made at home.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Freeze/Refrigerate 25 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 168 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 package chocolate chips or canyquick

Instructions

  1. Melt butter and peanut butter in microwave for 1 minute. Stir until blended.

  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix well, then freeze for 15 minutes. Grab a small ball of PB mixture, roll into a ball and then flatten. Set aside.

  3. Melt chocolate in a pot on low heat until smooth (stirring the entire time). Pour 1 - 2 tbsp of melted chocolate into a cupcake liner in a muffin tin. Add the rounded, flattened peanut butter and top with 1 - 2 more tbsp melted chocolate. Help flatten chocolate by lightly banging on counter.

  4. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until your chocolate has set. Decorate with extra drizzled chocolate, sprinkles or any other toppings.


Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    how much fun, would never have thought to make these myself, thank you, also nice to be able to add whatever kind of peanut or other nut butter you want in this

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh! Yes! I WAS JUST LOOKING IN THE STORE FOR WHITE CHOCOLATE REESE’S AND i’LL I COULD FIND WERE THE BAG OF THE UNWRAPPED MINI VERSION AND i REALLY WANTED THE REGULAR ONES SO i DIDN’T BUY THEM. I am SO glad I found this recipe! I am going to make these tomorrow night!