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Horizontal image of chocolate candies in white liners garnished with sea salt.

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Yield: 30 candies 1x


Learn how to make chocolaty peanut butter cups at home. Garnished with flaky sea salt, they pack an impressive depth of flavor.


  • 1 pound milk or dark chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sea salt, for garnish


  1. Line two mini muffin pan with 30-35 mini muffin liners. Set aside.
  2. Completely melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave.
  3. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into each muffin liner, using the back of the spoon to spread the chocolate halfway up the sides of the liner, making a thin coating. Allow to cool and set in the refrigerator as you prepare the filling.
  4. By hand or in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix until everything is smooth and uniform. It will be thick.
  5. Spoon a little of the peanut butter mixture into each muffin liner, filling the liner about 3/4 of the way. Smooth and flatten the top of the mixture as best as you can.
  6. Spoon the remaining chocolate over the peanut butter mixture in each liner, filling close to the top of the liner. Garnish with a few flakes of sea salt. Let set completely in the refrigerator, for about 30 minutes.
  7. Remove each candy from the pan, and serve! 
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Chocolate
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: Candy

Keywords: peanut butter cups, peanut butter, chocolate, sea salt, candy