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Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups

Wait, seriously?  Seriously?!  No.  SERIOUSLY?? have we not posted homemade peanut butter cups yet?!

Wait.  We feel like we need to apologize to you.  We feel like we've been bad baking bloggers. 

It's not like we don't make candy.  Like a lot.  Peppermint patties, Fererro Rocher truffles, Almond Joys, caramels, barks, brittles!  We make candy!

And yet, we haven't made peanut butter cups!?

Well that changes right now. 

We made you peanut butter cups.  Crunchy ones.  With a salty chocolate top.

Hopefully you'll forgive us...

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups
Makes 8

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1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk
Sea salt

Line a  muffin tin with papers (you could also use a mini muffin tin if you prefer).

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter & peanut butter together for 45 seconds.  Stir until smooth.  Add graham cracker crumbs and sugar and mix to combine.  Distribute mixture evenly between the prepared muffin cups.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set peanut butter layer.

After the peanut butter has chilled, combine chocolate and milk in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 25 second intervals until chocolate is just melted.  Stir until smooth.  Distribute chocolate evenly over the top of the peanut butter layer.  Sprinkle with sea salt and chill until firm, at least 30 minutes.  Store covered in the fridge.

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Reader Comments (72)

Mmm. These look wonderful. I love how thick and creamy the peanut butter portion looks and how decadent and silky the chocolate coating on top looks. I wouldn't mind hoarding a couple of these in the fridge :)

I love that these are two layers! So delicious looking!

Ohhhh want!!!

April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet


April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlog is the New Black

I haven't made peanut butter cups yet either. Shame.

April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

My teeth hurt just looking at these. But a good hurt, obviously..

April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda V

Oh My Days!!! Have just found your blog and I freakin' love it! Have already gone about 5 pages back and I could seriously just keep reading forever...and I want to pin everything! Wow think I just had virtual sugar rush...x

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Love your blog and just made these delectable peanut butter gems! My almost 12 year old daughter said they were, "Aaammmaazzziiinnnggggg!!" So easy to make!

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

just made these with carob, soy milk, and margarine... VEGAN APPROVED.

May 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFiona

Those are mouth is watering!
I love the sea salt on top!

May 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterluv what you do

These are SO GOOD! My husband took them to his teacher luncheon and they were all gone by the end! (I was hoping I wold get some more for myself!) I think I might actually make some more today... YUM

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisbeth

could not get the chocolate to set up but the peanut butter part was to figure out the chocolate part!

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterleslie

Tried these tonight. Used an ungreased non stick pan and they stuck to the pan pretty bad. They remains of the cookies tasted good but they were definitely in bad shape.

July 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimiko

I agree with Lisbeth. We could not get the chocolate to set up. We even put them in the freezer the second day and it is still soft. We just pulled the paper off of them and held them by the peanut butter part. VERY YUMMY. I would like to know the nutritional info if possible.

July 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGwen

I had that same problem. I cut the milk in half and almost doubled the choco chips, barely microwaved them and they set up perfectly. Hope that helps you guys. My second batch was perfect and set up in no time. : )

July 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterleslie

Have you tried to make this same thing substituting pretzels that have been crushed up in a food processor? That seems like goodness to me too! I am going to have to try making these!

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBernadette

Found these on Pinterest... look so yummy!
We live overseas and can't get graham crackers, anything you would recommend as a substitute? Or do you think it would work without?

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternicolette

Hi Nicolette - you could use any other kind of plain biscuit - perhaps a Rich Tea or digestive if you have access to those?

July 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterBlue Eyed Bakers

These look AMAZING!!! love your happy I just found you...I have to make these asap!

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkkobreen

Made these tonight, and while they are delicious I also had a problem with the chocolate setting. Even after 2.5 hours in the fridge, it still doesn't seem to have set well. I think I will try less milk and more chips next time as well.

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

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