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Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Make your own Peanut Butter Cups just like the classic Reese’s candy with this super simple recipe! Peanut butter, ground graham crackers, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt make up the filling, encased in a decadent melted milk, semi, or dark chocolate coating.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 cups
Calories 112 kcal


  • cup peanut butter creamy
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • tsp. vanilla
  • 1 pinch of salt optional
  • 1 12-oz. bag chocolate chips milk or semisweet


  1. Process the graham crackers in a food processor until they are a fine crumb.
  2. Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar, graham crackers, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl until well combined.
  3. Add chocolate chips to a medium-sized bowl and melt in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  4. Line a 12-cup muffin tray with cupcake liners and fill each one with ½ tablespoon of melted chocolate. Spread the chocolate around to cover the bottom of the liner. Place a tablespoon of the peanut butter filling on top of the chocolate, spreading it around to form a circle and then slightly pushing it down into the chocolate. Top the peanut butter with another ½ tablespoon of melted chocolate. Smooth out the top and make sure it completely covers the peanut butter underneath.
  5. Refrigerate the cups for 1-2 hours, or until the chocolate is completely hardened. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: The peanut butter filling can be made up to 2 days in advance, and stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Lay a damp paper towel on the surface of the filling, to keep it from drying out.
  • To Store: Homemade peanut butter cups can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge or at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: The cups can be frozen in a freezer-safe airtight container or Ziploc freezer bag for up to 6-9 months.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.