Copy Cat Recipe: Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

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Homemade Reeses Peanut butter cup cut in half to show texture

These are truly amazing!  I made these Copy Cat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as a gift for my husband.. but of course, I had to test one out.  Ok, two..  I tested two.  And then he gave me one… to share. And then I stole one… but there were still lots left for him!

Anyhow, these are actually really easy to make although they do take some time.  The final product came out beautifully and I was so excited to give them as a gift!  I used a high-quality milk chocolate which just added to the decadence of these peanut butter cups.  You could use dark chocolate or even chocolate chips if that happens to be what you have on hand!

Repin Copy Cat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Here


Enjoy… although I don’t think I have to tell you that! ;)


Items you’ll need for this recipe: 

* Peanut Butter * Milk Chocolate * Peanut Butter Cup Mold *

Homemade Reeses Peanut butter cup cut in half to show texture
5 from 17 votes
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Copy Cat Recipe: Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 24 peanut butter cups
These are truly amazing! I made these Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as a gift for my husband.. but of course I had to test one out. Ok, two.. I tested two. And then he gave me one… to share. And then I stole one… but there were still lots left for him!


  • ¾ pound Good quality dark or milk chocolate
  • 1 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter (I used smooth)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • cup graham crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • peanut butter cup mold (also available at craft stores)
  • OR muffin/cupcake papers

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  • Melt chocolate at 50% power in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds. The chocolate does not have to be completely melted, as it sits little pieces will melt in. Be extra careful not to overheat the chocolate or it will seize.
  • Place about a teaspoon of chocolate in each well or muffin cup and with the back of a spoon, "pull" the chocolate up the sides ensuring the bottom and sides are completely covered.
    chocolate in the bottom of a muffin wrapper for homemade Reeses Peanut butter cups
  • Place in the freezer for about 30 seconds to stiffen up the chocolate and you can "re-pull" more or fill in any gaps. (I held my mold up to light and it was easy to see spots where the chocolate was thin)
  • Place back into the fridge until cold


  • Mix together peanut butter, powdered sugar, salt and graham crumbs in a bowl
  • Microwave about 90 seconds to soften the mixture and allow it to be poured.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture into the wells and gently tap or shake to smooth it.
    Homemade Reeses Peanut butter cup before the top is on
  • Place in the freezer for about 5 minutes


  • Spoon enough chocolate on top of the peanut butter to cover it and shake or tap the mold/cup to smooth the top
  • Refrigerate until cold
  • Enjoy!
    closeup of reeses peanut butter cups

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 159, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 84mg, Potassium: 113mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

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  1. I made these yesterday and they were fantastic!!! I did have one issue…my filling was not pourable; once I mixed the ingredients together it got thick even after microwaving. Any tips???

    1. I didn’t have any trouble with that… was your peanut butter “natural” or the regular kind? Mine was not “natural”… and normally natural seems thicker so that is one possibility. If you used just regular, you could possibly try reducing or eliminating the graham crumbs. I used these to add a little bit of texture and flavor but they would still be delicious without.

    2. If you loved the taste of the mixture but it was too thick, instead of making peanut butter cups you can make peanut butter truffles! Just form you mixture into balls, chill then drop in the melted chocolate to coat and voila! Peanut butter chocolate truffles!! Reeces style.

      1. I added a tablespoon of coconut oil to my peanut butter mixture and then it was pourable (I used natural peanut butter).

  2. I’m going to have to try to make these with the soy butter I have to use because I’m allergic to peanuts. =)

  3. Your Copycat Reeses looks awesome! Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  4. I have never seen someone make these to look so much like the original!! Reese’s are a favorite at my house. My kiddos would be amazed to see me make them myself…lol! Definitely going to try these!

  5. You are GENIUS! How awesome is this recipe!? Reese’s are definitely one of my favorite candies so this recipe is a total keeper! Thank you!

    I saw this post on the Tuesday Talent Show linky party. I’d love for you to check out a recipe I linked up too, it’s perfect for Pi Day tomorrow- it’s a traditional Polish Apple Pie called Szarlotka but with less sugar than original. Hope you have a great rest of your day, dear! :)

    1. I would love to have your recipe for the apple pie that you speak of here on this site. I’m Czech and absolutely love to cook anything Polish, Czech etc. who knows maybe we can share recipes from our ancestors. ie, halopkie sp? stuffed cabbage, cruschki sp? another nice cookie which you slice to make little bows and then deep fry and then toss in confectioners sugar, a favorite for Easter or Christmas in my family. Time consuming yes, but so worth it. Sincerely, Lynne Stranick Gerheart

  6. A friend of mine once wanted to make a pie sized cup. Let’s just say it didn’t work out so well.
    I think I might surprise my husband with these one day.

  7. This looks great! I am deathly allergic to peanut butter, but my hubby loves peanut butter cups and hasn’t had them in a really long time because of me…Hopefully I can make these with almond butter and it’ll taste similar!

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    1. I am also deadly allergic to peanuts so I just made them with Wow butter (soy “peanut” butter). It doesnt melt as well so you have to scoop it into the chocolate cups but my husband loves them.

  8. Oh my! I bet they are better than the original because you use better chocolate! My husband loves peanut butter cps so I HAVE to make thee for him!
    Thanks for the recipe… :)

    hugs x

  9. OMG! You had me Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! They are my favorite. I am so excited to try this recipe. I pinned it on my board for you so I could remember it. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Oh my goodness, these look good! I love reeses peanut butter cups, I’m seriously gonna have to give this a try! I mean, I know they’re not exactly healthy, but they’ve got to be better than store bought!

  11. These looks good! Anything with chocolate and peanut butter is worth making in my book! Thank you for sharing this.. its hard to find a recipe for peanut butter cups thats easy. :)