Yellow and pink peanut butter cups with mathing sprinkles

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Makes 6 peanut butter cups
Author Wendy Sondov


  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup white melting chocolate I use Bada Bing Bada Boom candy and molding formula
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon natural food coloring powder or a few drops of candy coloring
  • 1 tablespoon nonpareil sprinkles
  • 6 mini cupcake liners


  1. Prepare a mini muffin pan with 6 cupcake liners.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until the consistency of play doh.
  3. Place the filling in a disposable piping bag (or ziplock bag). Set aside.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, microwave the white chocolate at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and continue microwaving at 50% power for 20 second intervals until completely melted (approximately 2- 2 ½ minutes total). Every microwave is different so watch your chocolate carefully.
  5. Remove the melted chocolate from the microwave and add coloring, stirring until uniformly colored.
  6. Spoon about 1 ½ - 2 teaspoons of melted chocolate into a cupcake liner.
  7. Use a small food brush to coat the sides of the liner with melted chocolate, moving some of the chocolate from the bottom of the cup up the sides.
  8. Repeat with the remaining 5 cup liners.
  9. Chill the pan in the refrigerator until set (about 7 minutes).
  10. Microwave the peanut butter filling for about 30 seconds to soften and make piping easy. Snip off the tip of the piping bag or a corner of the ziplock bag.
  11. Remove the pan from the refrigerator and fill each shell with about 1 teaspoon of filling.
  12. Microwave the colored chocolate 20-30 seconds at 50% power to soften. Spoon additional melted chocolate on top of each cup and tap pan on the counter to make the tops smooth.
  13. Add sprinkles immediately.
  14. Chill in the refrigerator about 15 minutes until firm.
  15. Store peanut butter cups in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Refrigerated peanut butter cups will stay fresh longer.

Packing Tips

No chocolate candy should be mailed during warm/hot weather. To ship during cool weather, wrap each peanut butter cup in plastic wrap then stack in a freezer weight zip lock bag.