Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Copy Cat Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Why bother. Right?

Wrong!  These are so good! You will never buy them again!

Dare I say, they may be better than the real thing?

Copy Cat Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

You don’t need the special mold as I show you in the video, but they are quite affordable if you want them to look like the real thing.

And Candyland Crafts will ship them to you worldwide! You can even grab the chocolate from them too!

Click here for the exact chocolate molds I used

These little candy’s take no more than an hour to make for a first time, and once you do it again you will get even faster!

These are seriously a fast, fun, delicious treat that can be made on a whim!

I am sure you already have at least 3 of the 4 ingredients listed and the 4th ingredient (graham crackers) can be left out!

I do like that addition though; a Gretchenator suggested it in my past life when I made this video the first time!

What a great idea!

That addition really makes this recipe so close to the real thing!

How to Make Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 12 Cups
  • Creamy Peanut Butter 1 Cup (256g)
  • Confectioner's Sugar ½ Cup (63g)
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs ¼ cup (36g)
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Merckens Chocolate 1 lb (454g)
  1. Cream the peanut butter with the confectioners sugar, graham crackers and salt.
  2. Pipe or spread into chocolate cups as shown in the video
Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week

Peanut Butter Cups can be stored for longer in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks or frozen for up to 1 month

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  1. Hi Gretchen
    Do you have a recipe for butterfingers.. Cos I can’t find butterfingers in my country, and I seen a couple of ur videos using butterfingers.. Jus wondering how butterfingers taste..
    And Reese’s peanut butter cup is pretty expensive here.. Jus made my homemade version ytd.. Will try out ur recipe soon…
    Thank you for s

  2. OOOPS! I just reread your post….graham crackers are a new addition to the recipe and can be left out. Good to know! I think I was so excited to see these here again I jumped to the recipe and did not read the post!
    Thanks again… : )

  3. To start the holidays, I made cookie baskets for friends and family. Without exception, everyone said, “Those peanut butter cups are the best thing they have ever eaten !! So much for my cookies. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. sure, I have not but I dont think there will be any ill effects (except they wont be as sweet as intended) you can adjust the sugar amounts to compensate

  4. Hello gretchen, I would like to know whether there is a substitute for the shortening used in the swiss buttercream recipe. i don’t think this is available in my country. Kindly advise me please. Thank you.

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