Stack of perfect dark chocolate peanut butter cups ready to be chowed down

Perfect Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

These delicious dark chocolate peanut butter cups are best hidden away in the freezer so you won't eat them all! Just a warning.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Candy
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 peanut butter cups
Calories 395kcal
Author Elaine Benoit


  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips 60% cocoa Ghirardelli chips
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter room temperature


  • Mix the two chocolate chips together, divide them in half
  • Over a double burner melt 1/2 of the chocolate chips
  • Line a muffin tin with parchment paper cups
  • Spoon melted chocolate in the cups, place in the freezer for 10 minutes
  • Place peanut butter, confectioner's sugar and butter in a bowl and mix with a spatula
  • Take muffin pan out of freezer and spoon peanut butter on top of chocolate layer
  • Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes
  • Melt the other half of the chocolate over the double boiler and spoon melted chocolate on top of the set peanut butter
  • Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes
  • Take out and unwrap each peanut butter cup
  • Serve immediately or place in refrigerator until ready to serve
  • I cut mine with a knife before I eat them because they are hard from the freezer
  • Chomp
  • Swallow
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


These melt easy, keep them in the fridge or freezer


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 0.9mg