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!
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. 😉
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.
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.
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:
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!
For more PB + CHOCOLATE TREATS:
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 package chocolate chips or canyquick
- Melt butter and peanut butter in microwave for 1 minute. Stir until blended.
- 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.
- 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.
- Refrigerate 10 minutes or until your chocolate has set. Decorate with extra drizzled chocolate, sprinkles or any other toppings.
How amazingly delicious!! Nothing better than a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!!
I totally agree, Crystal!! You’ll have to try this recipe – it’s delicious!
Oh my….these sound amazing!
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
I hadn’t either, but knew I had to try!!
perfect for a birthday celebration!
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!
I thought these would be INTIMIDATING to make. They were actually much easier to make than I thought and so DELICIOUS!
what a fun recipe. wouldn’t have known how to make these without your sharing it, thank you!
i must try it. it looks delicious. thank you 🙂
I hope you will! They are so good!
How many cups of chocolate do i use?
Each bag is about 24 ounces, depending on the bag..should be about 3 cups or close to in each bag, so close to 6 cups.
instead of melting the chocolate chips can you use powdered chocolate?
I have not personally tried, so I can’t say for sure how they would turn out.
Great recipe better than the ones you can buy. Thank you for sharing.
Glad to share 🙂 I am happy you think so! Thank you!
Great recipe! My fiance eats these all the time. Thanks for sharing, I’ve made these several times never dissatisfied.
Wonderful and easy to make! Recommend topping with some salt, or adding the salt to the peanut butter mixture. Adds a nice contrast to the sweet.
So glad you enjoyed! Thanks for the feedback.
I have found mixing graham cracker crumbs with the powdered sugar . Melting butter and peanut butter , mixing well. Then pour peanut butter and butter mixture over the graham cracker and powdered sugar mixture. Mix well. To me this tastes more like peanut butter cups.
Your picture shows white chocolate but recipe calls for chocolate chips.