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Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


These sweet little treats are as gorgeous as they are tasty.

At a glance

24 peanut butter cups
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey or corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup glazing sugar or confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts, crumbled shortbread cookie, or puffed rice cereal
  • 2 3/4 cups milk, bittersweet, white or semisweet chocolate: your choice


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave-safe bowl. Add the honey or corn syrup, and the vanilla.
  2. Stir in the peanut butter, then the sugar and peanuts (or other add-in). Set the mixture aside.
  3. Melt 12 ounces of the chocolate over low heat or in the microwave, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat, and add the remaining chocolate, stirring until smooth.
  4. Return to the heat very briefly, if necessary. The chocolate should be smooth and thick.
  5. Place silicone mini-cups or mini cupcake papers on a pan. Use a spoon or teaspoon cookie scoop to drop a generous teaspoonful of melted chocolate into each cup.
  6. Drop a slightly rounded teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate. Cover with more chocolate. Refrigerate until set. Remove from the silicone cups. Store cool and dry.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 33g
  • Servings Per Batch 24
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 159
  • Calories from Fat
  • Total Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium 39mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Sugars
  • Protein 3g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.