- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup finely ground graham crackers (4 full graham cracker sheets)
- 1 bag (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 squares vanilla candy coating or white almond bark (approximately 1/2 cup melted)
- Extra coarse sugar
- Prepare a mini cupcake tin with liners.
- Chop 1 square of candy coating (or almond bark) into small pieces and melt with 1/2 of the chocolate chips. I find it is helpful to melt in 15-30 second increments, stirring in between until smooth.
- Spoon a layer of chocolate on the bottom of each liner (fill a little less than 1/3). Tap the pan on the counter to level the chocolate.
- Put the pan in the freezer to chill for 10-15 minutes, until firm. While the chocolate is in the freezer, prepare the peanut butter filling.
- Use a food processor to finely grind up graham crackers. Set aside.
- Melt butter.
- Mix melted butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar in a medium-sized bowl.
- Add in the finely ground graham crackers and stir until well combined. The final mixture will have a cookie-dough consistency.
- Press a layer of the peanut butter mixture on the next 1/3 of each liner.
- Melt the remaining chocolate and candy coating (or almond bark). Cover the final 1/3 with chocolate and tap the pan on the counter again to level the chocolate.
- Add sprinkles or coarse sugar to decorate if you’d like.
- Refrigerate at least an hour before serving.
- You can also use milk chocolate or dark chocolate – whatever your preference.
- The white almond bark is optional. You can use chocolate chips only if you’d like. However, we like to use it for the added vanilla flavor.
- These are best stored in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve.
- This recipe makes approximately 24 mini peanut butter cups (depending on the size of the liner, which can vary).
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Cook Time: 0 minues
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 211
- Sugar: 19.6 g
- Sodium: 98 mg
- Fat: 10.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 24.4 g
- Protein: 2.9 g
- Cholesterol: 5.1 mg
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