Four Ingredient Fail Proof Peanut Butter Cups

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deliciously simple homemade peanut butter cups

if you’re a fan of the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter, these homemade peanut butter cups are sure to become a favorite treat.

with just four simple ingredients and an easy process, they’re fail-proof and utterly delicious.

taste and texture:

the taste of these peanut butter cups is rich, creamy, and perfectly balanced between the sweetness of the chocolate and the nuttiness of the peanut butter.

the texture is smooth and indulgent, with the creamy peanut butter filling encased in a shell of rich chocolate.

each bite is a perfect combination of flavors and textures that will leave you craving more!!

fail-proof recipe:

what makes these peanut butter cups so fail-proof is both the simplicity of the ingredients and the straightforward process to make them.

with just four ingredients – chocolate chips, peanut butter, and powdered sugar – and a few easy steps, you can whip up a batch of these homemade treats in no time.

even if you’re not an experienced dessert-maker, you can achieve perfect results every time.

storage options:

once you’ve made a batch of these peanut butter cups, you’ll want to know the best way to store them to keep them fresh and delicious.

luckily, they’re incredibly versatile when it comes to storage options.

you can store them in an airtight container in the freezer for a firmer texture, or in the fridge for a slightly softer bite.

either way, they’re amaaaaazing.

nut butter substitutes:

while peanut butter is the classic choice for these homemade cups, you can easily experiment with different nut butters to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions.

almond butter, cashew butter, or even sunflower seed butter would all work beautifully in place of peanut butter.

just make sure to choose a runny, creamy variety for the best results.

crazy richards, Whole Foods brand, trader Joe’s brand and sprouts brand all have runny peanut butter!

if i am forgetting some, let me know! :).

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Four Ingredient Fail Proof Peanut Butter Cups

Recipe by MaryCourse: Desserts, No Bake, Snacks


Prep time




  • 1 cup unsweetened or low sugar chocolate chips (such as pascha brand)
    1/2 cup runny peanut butter
    1/3 cup lakanto powdered sugar (or regular powdered sugar)
    1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • prepare chocolate cups:
    -in a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips. if needed, you can add a little coconut oil. microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted and smooth.
    -place parchment paper cups (mini cupcake liners or silicone molds also work) on a baking sheet or tray.
    -spoon the melted chocolate into the bottom of each cup, then use the back of the spoon to spread the chocolate up the sides to create a cup shape.
    -ensure the sides are thick enough to hold the filling.
    -place the chocolate cups in the freezer for about 30 minutes to set.
  • make the peanut butter filling:
    -in a mixing bowl, combine the runny peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. mix until well combined and smooth.
  • assemble the peanut butter cups:
    -take the chocolate cups out of the freezer. scoop a small amount of the peanut butter mixture (about 1-2 teaspoons) and roll it into a ball.
    -flatten the ball slightly and place it into one of the chocolate cups.
    repeat this process for all the chocolate cups.
  • cover with chocolate:
    -reheat the remaining melted chocolate if needed until smooth and pourable.
    -pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter filling in each cup, covering it completely and ensuring the edges are sealed.

  • freeze and serve:
    -place the filled peanut butter cups back in the freezer for about 1 hour, or until completely set.
    -once set, remove the peanut butter cups from the freezer.
    -peel off the parchment paper cups, if using.
    -enjoy immediately, or store the peanut butter cups in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge until ready to eat.

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