White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade peanut butter cups are a sweet and salty treat with a peanut butter filling encased in a shell of white chocolate. Honey lightly sweetens the filling and chopped peanuts add a touch of crunch.

I adore white chocolate! Now, now, settle down. I know it’s not really chocolate but good white chocolate will have cocoa butter in it. I tend to think of it as candy rather than chocolate. . .

a sweet vanilla-flavored confection.

Making peanut butter cups yourself is easier than you might think. And just as fast as taking a trip out to the store to buy them. Chances are you have everything on hand to make them. Dangerous for two reasons. The first being they’re impossibly hard to resist and the second being. . .

they’re impossibly hard to resist.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 26-30 candy cups

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Sweet confections with a peanut butter filling encased in a shell of white chocolate.


1 cup peanut butter (not natural or reduced fat)
3 tablespoons honey or 2/3 - 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup chopped salted peanuts, optional
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 – 1 teaspoon coarse salt, optional
18 ounces good quality white chocolate (like Callebaut)


  1. In a medium bowl mix peanut butter, honey or sugar, vanilla and the optional salt and peanuts, if using, with a fork until well combined. Taste and add additional sugar/salt if desired. Refrigerate.
  2. Line a mini muffin tin or baking sheet with aluminum candy cups or mini baking cups.
  3. Use a double boiler to melt half of the chocolate. Alternately use the chocolate setting on your microwave, checking and stirring every 15 seconds.
  4. Drop about a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of chocolate into the bottom of each liner and use the back of a spoon or a small pastry brush to draw the chocolate up the sides. Refrigerate about 20 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  5. Scoop out small balls of peanut butter and flatten and form them to fit inside the cups leaving room at the top to cover them with chocolate.
  6. Melt the remaining chocolate and drop 1/2 teaspoonfuls over the top of each one, smooth out and refrigerate until set. Store long-term in the refrigerator or freezer.

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  1. says

    YUM! these look like such delicious candies! and i love that you used honey to sweeten the peanut butter! these sound so so good! definitely want to make these!

  2. says

    How delicious! I’ve been meaning to make regular chocolate peanut butter cups forever now, but now I want these, too!

  3. says

    omgosh. Reeni, I <3 you. As much as I hate to admit it, I kinda sorta like white chocolate umm.. A LOT more than regular chocolate! These simply look irresistible. and yes, dangerous. I just want to chop them up and throw them into cookies!

  4. says

    I’ve been dreaming about homemade PB cups ever since you mentioned them in a tweet on Saturday! These are everything I hoped they’d be!

  5. says

    Mmm, these cups have all the right ingredients to become a success in my house Reeni! I know at least a couple of people here who would be very happy!

  6. says

    I usually go bananas over chocolate and peanut butter,although I’m not really a chocolate lover. My husband, however, adores white chocolate and I’m pretty sure he would love to have at least a dozen of your peanut butter cups..They look really good..

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