Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups- you know you want one!

Peanut Butter Cups

The last time I ate a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, I got into serious parental trouble. We were trick-or-treating with the kids in Portland, Oregon in a inner suburb called Irvington, an old suburb with huge weatherboard houses from a bygone era. Irvington takes Halloween very seriously, decking the houses out with fully-lit Jack-o’-lanterns -we were even greeted by a would-be chain saw massacre fiend who ‘buzzed’ his electric saw at us as we walked past.

Anyway, the kids had collected several Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in their candy bag (as well as Jaw Breakers and other bad things for your teeth). Personally, I can’t resist Peanut Butter Cups, so as the kids went to sleep that night, I raided their Halloween bags and feasted on their Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

The next morning, there was hell to pay as the kids yelled out, “What happened to my Peanut Butter Cups?” I was caught red-handed. I felt ashamed that I had shirked my responsibilities as a parent. Aren’t parents supposed to uphold ethical standards and not steal candy from children? Or maybe when it comes to delicious food, we as parents, are allowed some transgressions. What do you think?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are so easy to make, it’s not funny. Or, maybe it is funny to see a fully-grown woman losing control in the kitchen and eating one cup after another without restraint!

For this recipe, all you do is melt some chocolate in a pan, combine some smooth peanut butter with honey and then fill up your cupcake paper liners with the chocolate and peanut butter mixture. And watch out- don’t get caught stealing candy from children, like I did!


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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups- you know you want one!
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
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Serves: 10
Discover a smooth peanut butter/honey filling as you bite through the soft dark chocolate!
  • 250 g dark cooking chocolate
  • 130 g (1/2 cup) smooth peanut butter
  • 115 g (1/3 cup honey)
  • Cupcake paper liners- large enough to hold at least 3 teaspoons of filling
  1. Place the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and melt it gradually over a pan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let cool to luke warm temperature.
  2. Combine the peanut butter with the honey in a pan and warm on the stove until the mixture softens together.
  3. Place 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate in each cupcake liner. Take a small brush and brush the chocolate half-way up each liner.
  4. Pour 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter/honey mixture into the liner and then finish filling the liner with the chocolate.
  5. Place the cups into the fridge for 30 minutes until the mixture sets.




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  • [email protected]
    July 4, 2013 at 8:51 am

    I love chocolate peanut butter cups! I could eat the whole batch by myself. I wouldn’t because I have more self-control than that (well, sometimes!) but I’d still eat enough to embarrass myself. Anyway, these look terrific – really good stuff and fun recipe. Thanks.
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  • Rachel @ sweet ravioli
    July 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    They look so yummy! And so easy!

  • Joanne
    July 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I wouldn’t be able to resist eating this whole batch! reese’s are my favorites also!
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    • Fran
      July 5, 2013 at 7:17 am

      Thanks Joanne. My husband actually told me my peanut butter cups were better than Reese’s- I can’t wait until they’re all gone so I don’t have to worry about eating any more.
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  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    July 5, 2013 at 7:14 am

    LOL I think we’ve all been guilty of Halloween bag snatching. 🙂

    I saw Reese’s at Aldi recently during their American week and the look on my husband’s face when I bought 6 packages of them was cute. “What are you going to do with those,” he asked.

    “Eat ’em,” I replied, “they’ll freeze.”

    I’ve made these at home before and I love them. Making them is fiddly though. 🙂
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    • Fran
      July 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      When I was a kid, one of our neighbours used to give out homemade caramel Candy Apples at Halloween- they were my favourite but unfortunately people can’t give out homemade candy anymore.
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  • GourmetGetaways
    July 6, 2013 at 7:23 am

    LOL! So funny…
    In our house we usually plead that it was for “quality control purposes” definitely not stealing sweets from a child 😉
    I will have to try this dish as we can’t get the peanut butter cups in Australia.
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  • Amanda
    July 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Oh, these look good – I suspect they wouldn’t last long around me. And I suspect you could claim that you were acting responsibly by eating your kids candy – saving them from themselves?!
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  • Juliana
    July 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Wow, homemade chocolate peanut butter cups? They look awesome Fran…I really like the idea of using dark chocolate.
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great weekend 😀

  • Anneli (Delicieux)
    July 9, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Seriously, I could eat them all day long! Delicious, sweet little bites. Just lovely and a great recipe to follow. I am making these with the kids asap!

  • Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen
    July 13, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I don’t want one! I want two! Honey and peanut butter go so fabulously well together and then you add dark chocolate. Heaven!
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  • Nami | Just One Cookbook
    July 14, 2013 at 12:05 am

    One? Nooo I want at least 3 in one sitting! 😀 Your chocolate PB cups look so rich and delicious. How did you know I like dark chocolate most. 🙂 These will made my day…. (hint hint).
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  • Simply Sweet Justice
    July 31, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I’d like one now! 😉
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  • Joanne T Ferguson
    January 24, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    G’day! Great story and photo Fran, true!
    Well done and love your photo too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Thanks for sharing! Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Peanut Butter Party!
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