So, Jason challenged me to recreate Reese’s peanut butter cups, and I was pleased to accept the challenge because I love their peanut butter cups. So here is a 4-Ingredient homemade peanut butter cups recipe, Jump to Recipe.
Big ups to the genius(es) who discovered that chocolate and peanut butter are such an amazing combination; If you can manage to make this snack at home, you’d find yourself going at it every single week just so you don’t run out of butter cups.
These peanut butter cups are super easy to whip up, and they smell heavenly too. It should be hard to keep people, especially kids out of the kitchen, if that’s the case, you can bond with your kids over this tasty project; let them learn how to make it, but be sure to hide all the ingredients after your cooking class.
This recipe proves that you can make homemade candy on a budget; all the ingredients used in this recipe are super affordable. I even got all four (4) on SALE, so don’t sleep on this one. If you can’t find the exact brands I used, you can just get close substitutes.
You can make so many peanut butter cups for the Halloween and Christmas holidays and gift it to others. They are perfect cups of love, who wouldn’t want that? You can stash them up in your fridge for as long as a month or in the freezer for up to 2 months, but I doubt they’d stay that long in the refrigerator, not with the way they look at you every time you open the fridge door. It’ll be hard to resist.
Get your 4 ingredients: Crackers, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and powdered sugar ready, let’s whip up these peanut butter cups.
Easy 4-Ingredients Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- Food processor or blender
- Stiff spatula
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cupcake liners
- Large heatproof bowl
- Double boiler or deep pot
- 3 cups of Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup of C&H Confectioners’ Sugar
- 10 Honey Maid Honey Graham Crackers
- ½ cup of Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
- 6 Cupcake liners
- Toss the crackers into your food processor and blend until it completely turns to powder. Once this is done, transfer it into a big mixing bowl.
- Measure the powdered sugar and peanut butter into the mixing bowl, then proceed to mix with a spoon until you achieve a smooth consistency. You can also use your hands to check on your batter.
- Set up the cupcake liners on a tray or plate.
- Now, you can check to see if the pot of water is boiling yet, if it is, measure up to 3 cups of chocolate chips into another bowl and place the bowl on the pot of boiling water. The idea is to use the heat to melt the chocolate, just like a double boiler.
- Once the chocolate has melted completely, scoop some chocolate into the cups, then take some of the peanut butter batter and roll it into a small lump. Place these peanut butter lumps right in the middle of the chocolate-filled cups. Then cover the peanut batter lump with some more chocolate. Use as much as you want!
- Lastly, take the tray/plate holding all 6 cups and place it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. And that’s it! As simple as that. Your peanut butter cups would come out looking hella delicious.
It looks and tastes exactly like Reese’s peanut butter cups, only that it is a homemade snack. I’m starting to think about how you can make them Keto-friendly, maybe substitute the peanut butter with almond butter, and make use of low-carb dark chocolate. I’m sure you’d love to see that… and you will, right after I get the perfect ideas and inspiration.
So, try out this recipe and share your thoughts. I won’t even ask you to rate this because we both know that it won your heart (and every other person in your house), just like it won mine.