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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups that have less than half the sugar and taste better than the real thing!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade peanut butter cups
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 cups
Calories 262kcal



  • 1 cup peanut butter melted
  • 4 sheets graham crackers finely crushed
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 pound chocolate bar chopped


  • Add your peanut butter to a medium sized bowl. Heat in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to soften. Stir in the graham cracker crumbs and maple syrup.
  • Place the chopped chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until smooth and melted. This shouldn't take longer than 75-90 seconds! Do not overheat. When there are just a few pieces left, keep stirring. The residual heat will smooth it out.
  • Pour a small amount of chocolate into a silicone mold or mini muffin pan with liners. Tap to allow the chocolate to spread.
  • Add about a teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture to each cup. Top with the rest of the melting chocolate, tapping gently to allow the melted chocolate to settle into the mold.
  • Put the peanut butter cups in the fridge for 20-30 minutes or until set.
  • If desired, drizzle with additional melted chocolate and top with sprinkles. Enjoy!


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3mg