Try making this peanut butter cup recipe for the holidays to give to friends and family.
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Peanut Butter Cup Recipe with Sea Salt

Peanut Butter Cups are even better when they're homemade and topped with sea salt!
Prep Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American


  • 2 bags quality milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/3 cup biscoff cookies or graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon himalayan sea salt*, divided in half


  • Line a mini-muffin pan with mini cupcake paper liners. Set aside.
  • Melt 1 bag of the chocolate in a double boiler. (Or you could do this using a microwave, melting the chocolate for 30 second then additional 5 minute intervals until melted). Stir with a spoon or spatula until smooth. Remove the pan of melted chocolate from the stove and turn off the heat.
  • Using the back of a spoon or a pastry brush, paint a layer of melted chocolate onto the bottoms and sides of the paper liners. Coat the liners generously. Set the bowl aside with any remaining melted chocolate left in it.
  • Put the muffin pan in the refrigerator for 20 minutes while you make the peanut-butter filling.

Peanut Butter Filling

  • In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, crushed cookies or graham crackers, powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp salt. Stir with a spoon until well combined.
  • Return the bowl used to melt the chocolate to the top of the double boiler. Turn the heat to medium-high. Add the remaining bag of chocolate and melt.
  • Meanwhile, remove the muffin pan from the refrigerator. Then divide peanut-butter mixture in tablespoonfuls or 1 inch balls into the chocolate cups.
  • By now, the chocolate added to the double boiler should all be melted. Using a spoon, dollop the top of each peanut butter mixture mound with a generous portion of chocolate.
  • Use the back of a teaspoon to level out the tops and swirl the top of the chocolate. Top with a sprinkle of himalayan sea salt.
  • Place the muffin pan in the refrigerator. Within one hour, your cups should be set, depending how cold your fridge runs.
  • Remove the pan from the refrigerator and remove from wrappers. Enjoy!


You may use whatever sea salt you have on hand.  If you have a gluten intolerance, feel free to use any crunchy gluten free butter cookie in the filling.