Feb 17, 2014

Homemade Reese's peanut butter cups

Julian has been dipping pieces of chocolate in peanut butter, usually after 8pm, and having nostalgic thoughts about childhood and Reese's peanut butter cups (unavailable here, in Poland). So one day, I wanted to be nice and I made the cups for him...

Recipe by Gray Apron
time: 20 min preparation + 2 hrs inactive
makes 9 cups

170 g (6 oz) milk chocolate, broken in pieces
50 g (4 Tablespoons) butter, diced
50 g (2 oz) dark chocolate (50 % cocoa), broken in pieces
135 g (9 Tablespoons) peanut butter

Melt chocolates with butter over hot water (never boiling). Pour 1 Tablespoon of chocolate mix in each forms. Tilt the cups around a bit to create a border (1/2 - 1cm, 1/8 - 1/2 inch high). 

Set them in the fridge for about 1 hour till firm. Spread 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter on top of cooled chocolate  mix. 

Pour 1 Tablespoon of chocolate mix (reheated if necessary) to close the cups. Set them again in the fridge for another hour.

Flip the silicon form inside out and grab your peanut butter cup;
You can keep your homemade Reese's in or out of the fridge.

  • silicon forms work like magic in getting your cups out nice and easy;
  • I bought the forms with baking in mind...used them once; still weird to put plastic in the oven;
  • you can adjust ratio of chocolates and butters to your taste;
  • milk chocolate and butter together tasted...weak, so I added dark chocolate for more flavor;
  • the cups came out fantastic; Julian was in shock;
  • OK, I admit...it did all happen around the Valentine's Day.


  1. hhmmm, yummy, it's so creamy and a great taste, let's turn that tower down and eat it :D

  2. This looks so yummy, Elsa your husband is so lucky that you spoiled him with this treat :)
    I'm sure my men at one will love this, they are huge peanut butter fans.

  3. Love reeses peanut butter cups! So nice that you made these for your husband :)

  4. I have wanted to make homemade peanut butter cups forever! I don't really like candy but these are a huge exception!! These look so good...

  5. I've made these before but they didn't look as pretty as yours and they weren't filled quite as full with peanut butter. Hmm, I think I'll have to go back and try these again. They make me hungry.

  6. Your hubs is a lucky man, these are a wonderful snack to have when sugar rush sets in.

  7. my favorite sweet! I must try making them at home!

  8. OMY Ela! These look absolutely amazing!!!!

  9. I'm sure Julian was thrilled! They look PERFECT!!!

  10. Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite combos!
    Love these amazing cups!
    Kisses,dear Ela!

  11. So nice of you to just offer him a sweet memory from the past! They look absolutely lovely!

  12. Reese's peanut butter cups are one of my favorites and I love that you made these at home! They look fantastic Ela and so glad to hear Julian was in shock! You did a great job:)

  13. These are my husband's favourite! Yours have turned out beautiful.

  14. These are beautiful, I made something like this before and yours turned out much better looking that is for sure. Love the silicon forms!

  15. Anonymous2/18/2014

    You know what Ela, i'mm gonna bring this for my sunday school students.....
    the kids must be razy about it!!!

  16. Yours came out great! The silicon molds are so smart. I did it once with cupcake liners...no where near as good. Enjoy!

  17. I know someone who is crazy about peanut butter / chocolate combination; thanks for sharing ;-)

  18. Your homemade peanut butter cups look great, I know I would definitely eat a few of these.. ;)

  19. These Reese's cups look so perfect and huge! :)

  20. great tip about silicon cones! thanks a lot!

  21. These look amazing. I love peanut butter cups!

  22. I could eat one of these right now. They look so good!!!