A stack of Homemade Peanut Butter Cups.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 12 peanut butter cups
Calories: 257 kcal
A deliciously creamy and smooth peanut butter layer sandwiched between layers of milk chocolate. The perfect no-bake treat for peanut butter and chocolate lovers!


  • 2 cups chocolate (milk, dark, or semi-sweet) 350g, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter 125g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup icing/powdered sugar 30g
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 28g, melted


  1. Add the chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.

  2. Line a muffin pan with muffin cases, then add 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate into each case. Spread out evenly. Freeze until firm - about 10 minutes.

  3. Add the peanut butter, vanilla, icing sugar, and butter to a microwave-safe bowl, and mix until combined. Heat until slightly runny, and can easily be poured.

  4. Add 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture into each muffin case, topping the chocolate layer. Freeze until firm.

  5. Top the peanut butter layer with the remaining melted chocolate, and freeze until firm.


For a peanut butter cup with a firmer texture, serve chilled. For a softer, creamier texture, serve at room temperature.

Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.