Whenever you want a special gift for someone you love or even a naughty little treat to satisfy your craving for chocolate and peanut butter, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with Sea Salt will hit the spot!

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I have an absolute weakness for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I’m pretty good at resisting the candy in my kids’ Halloween baskets, but every year, without fail, I can’t help but pilfer a few packages of them for myself (that’s just between us, okay?). 

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A few months ago I came across a recipe for Chocolate Almond Butter Cups posted by the oh-so-brilliant Recipe Girl and I was immediately drooled, I mean, drawn to it. After seeing it, I obviously thought about my love for peanut butter cups and was inspired to make my own homemade version. I mean, how could I resist?! Especially when they’re so easy to prepare and made with two ingredients that my kids go absolutely wild for.

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My kids have been more than willing to be my sous chef (tough job, I know) every time I make these homemade Peanut Butter Cups for cookie exchanges, parties, and recently, as Valentine’s Day gifts. I top mine with a flake or two of fleur de del because it adds a fancy touch if you plan on giving them out as gifts to loved ones and friends. Also, the sweet blast of the chocolate and peanut butter combined with just a touch of salt is what makes them truly irresistible! 

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Over the years I’ve made several irresistible treats that use my favorite combination — chocolate and peanut butter. These delicious cups are high up on the list, but I also love these Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites, a classic Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie or simply some Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk. You really can’t go wrong with this combo!

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Let me know in the comments if you make these!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with Sea Salt

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Author: Catherine McCord
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maldon sea salt
  • 12 ounce bag chocolate chips (milk, dark or bittersweet)

Instructions 

  • Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and melt for 90 seconds, stirring halfway through until smooth.
  • Place 1 heaping teaspoon of the melted chocolate into small paper liners in a mini-muffin tin and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
  • 3. Place the peanut butter and powdered sugar in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • While the chocolate cools, roll 1 teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture into a ball and then flatten into a disk. Repeat with the rest of the peanut butter.
  • When the chocolate has cooled, place a peanut butter disk in each cup on top of the refrigerated chocolate mixture.
  • Top cups with the remaining melted chocolate to cover and finish with a few flakes of fleur de sel. Refrigerate until set.*
  • Peel the papers off and eat!
  • * Chocolate Cups can be kept refrigerated or at room temperature

Nutrition

Sodium: 450mg | Sugar: 10g | Fiber: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Calories: 140kcal | Fat: 9g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 12g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  3. LOVED THEM!!!! Just made a batch with the kids and they love them as well. we didn’t put the salt on top. loved how they only have 3 ingredients…the actual bar has so many and I don’t even know what half of it is lol
    thanks again for another amazing easy recipe

  4. I made these tonight with my homemade peanut butter and they were so good! My husband even said they were better than his favorite candy in the orange wrapper 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I think, I found the best surprise gift for my only one and dark chocolate peanut butter cups is the best one. I will make this for him and surely he will like it. I am glad that you shared it in here.

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  7. These were amazing!! I didn’t have a mini cupcake pan so I made 9 reg. ones. And I topped mine with a pinch of shredded coconut. These will not disappoint, although, rolling and flattening the peanut butter mixture was quite messy and difficult. I find wetting your hands make it much easier, because oil and water don’t mix.

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