Copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

It goes without saying that Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are at the top of many candy lovers' list. The combination of that smooth, salty peanut butter filling and milk chocolate is nothing short of delicious. And since they've been around for decades – satisfying salty and sweet cravings for years — they're total classics you can enjoy as a tasty midday pick-me-up or on-the-go treat.

And while it's simple to go to the store to pick up a two-pack or a much bigger package of Reese's, there are definitely some hard-to-pronounce ingredients and preservatives on the nutrition label. But what if we told you making a copycat version of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on your own, right in the comfort of your own kitchen, was totally doable? Get excited, because it most certainly is. And the best part of all? You only need four ingredients to whip up these delights, and they'll be ready for snacking in under an hour.

Gather the ingredients to prepare these copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

To get started on making your own copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Cups at home, be sure to round up all of your ingredients. For these peanut butter cups, you'll need just a few quick and easy-to-find ingredients. Grab milk chocolate almond bark or milk chocolate melting chocolates to use as your base. We used two (10-ounce) packages of Ghirardelli melting wafers. In addition to the chocolate, you'll need 1 cup of creamy peanut butter, ¾ cup of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of corn syrup.

For this recipe, be sure you're using milk chocolate to best match the flavor of original Reese's. However, if you want to switch it up, white chocolate or dark chocolate could certainly be used.

Make the delicious peanut butter filling

The first step to making your own Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is to prepare the delicious peanut butter filling. After all, that's the best part of a Reese's!

Start by putting the 1 cup of peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave it for 30 seconds, and then remove the bowl.

Add in the powdered sugar, salt, and corn syrup, and stir well. Be sure all of the ingredients in the mixture are fully combined and free of any large clumps. Set the filling aside while you prepare the chocolate.

Prepare the chocolate

Now that the filling is ready, you can work on prepping your chocolate. First, prepare a cupcake pan with paper liners to serve as your mold. This will help to keep the chocolate from sticking, while giving your treats that signature Reese's look.

Pour all of the chocolate wafers into a microwave-safe bowl, and follow the directions on the packaging. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and then keep heating in 10 second intervals. Be sure to stir the chocolate in between each heating until it's fully smooth.

Once the chocolate is prepped and melted, use a measuring scoop to add chocolate into the bottom of each cupcake pan well. Fill each cup about ¼-inch thick.

Fill and top the copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

To fill the peanut butter cups, use a tablespoon-sized cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon. Scoop the peanut butter filling, roll it in a ball in your hands, and then flatten it slightly into a disk.

Place the disk in each of the cupcake pan wells that are already filled with chocolate. Once each cupcake pan well is filled with peanut butter filling, top it off with another spoonful of melted chocolate. Once prepped, place the peanut butter cups in the fridge to set for at least 30 minutes. It's really that easy, and after the 30 minutes have passed, you will have a batch of ready-to-devour treats!

Copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
5 from 28 ratings
Making these salty-sweet copycat Reese's Peanut Butter Cups at home is a lot easier than you'd think.
Prep Time
4
minutes
Cook Time
1
minute
Servings
12
peanut butter cups
homemade Reese's peanut butter cups
Total time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 (10-ounce) packages milk chocolate
Directions
  1. Microwave the peanut butter for 30 seconds. Add in the powdered sugar, salt, and corn syrup, and stir. Mix until well incorporated, and then set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate according to the instructions on the package. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and then heat in 10-second intervals until melted.
  3. Prepare a cupcake pan with paper liners. Use a measuring cup to scoop the melted chocolate into each well, filling about ¼-inch high.
  4. To form the filling, use a tablespoon-sized cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon. Scoop the dough, roll it in a ball in your hands, and then flatten it slightly into a disk.
  5. Put a peanut butter disk into each of the cupcake pan wells filled with chocolate. Top them off with another spoonful of melted chocolate to fully cover the top.
  6. Place the peanut butter cups in the fridge to set for at least 30 minutes. Then, enjoy!
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 312
Total Fat 18.8 g
Saturated Fat 8.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 8.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 31.3 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Total Sugars 26.5 g
Sodium 136.2 mg
Protein 6.3 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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